Fried Fantasy Recipe - Delicious Indian Dish with Channa Dal, Capsicum, and Garam Masala

Fried Fantasy

Fried Fantasy Recipe - Delicious Indian Dish with Channa Dal, Capsicum, and Garam Masala
Region / culture: India | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


Fried Fantasy
Fried Fantasy

Fried Fantasy is a delicious and flavorful snack that is perfect for any occasion. Made with finely ground channa dal and a blend of spices, this dish is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.


The origins of Fried Fantasy are not clear, but it is believed to have originated in India, where fried snacks are a popular street food. This dish has since become a favorite in many households around the world.


How to prepare

  1. Mix all the spices, garlic, ginger, onion, and salt with the ground chana/toor dal. Add water to form a fine paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Take a handful of the paste with the capsicum and add it to the hot oil.
  3. Fry them until cooked and transfer to a plate. Serve with tomato ketchup, green chutney, red chutney, or any dip.


  • Add diced vegetables like carrots or peas to the paste for added texture and flavor.
  • Use different spices like cumin or coriander for a unique twist on this dish.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to fry the paste in hot oil to ensure a crispy texture.

- Adjust the amount of chili powder to suit your taste preferences.

- Serve the Fried Fantasy hot for the best flavor and texture.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fried Fantasy with tomato ketchup, green chutney, or red chutney for a delicious combination of flavors.

Cooking Techniques

Frying is the main cooking technique used in this recipe.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use toor dal instead of channa dal for a slightly different flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the paste ahead of time and fry it just before serving for a quick and easy snack.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Fried Fantasy on a platter with a garnish of fresh cilantro for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Fried Fantasy with a hot cup of chai or a refreshing lemonade for a perfect snack.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Fried Fantasy in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fried Fantasy contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of Fried Fantasy contains approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fried Fantasy contains approximately 15 grams of fats.


Each serving of Fried Fantasy contains approximately 5 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Fried Fantasy is a good source of iron, magnesium, and vitamin C.


Fried Fantasy contains gluten and may contain traces of nuts.


Fried Fantasy is a tasty snack that is high in carbohydrates and fats, making it a satisfying treat.


Fried Fantasy is a delicious and crispy snack that is perfect for any occasion. With a blend of spices and channa dal, this dish is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one that will always be special to me. It was a warm summer day, the kind where the air is filled with the scent of blooming flowers and the sound of birds chirping in the trees. I was visiting my dear friend Margaret, who had just returned from a trip to the far-off land of India. She had brought back with her a small notebook filled with recipes she had learned during her travels, and she was eager to share them with me.

As we sat in her cozy kitchen, sipping on fragrant chai tea and catching up on all the latest gossip, Margaret pulled out her notebook and began flipping through the pages. "Ah, here it is," she exclaimed, pointing to a recipe for Fried Fantasy. "This is one of the most delicious dishes I learned to make while I was in India. It's a spicy, savory dish that is sure to transport you to another world with each bite."

Intrigued by the name and the promise of a culinary adventure, I eagerly watched as Margaret began to gather the ingredients and explain the steps to me. The recipe called for a blend of exotic spices like cumin, turmeric, and garam masala, as well as fresh vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes. The star of the dish, however, was the tender chunks of chicken that would be marinated in yogurt and spices before being fried to golden perfection.

As Margaret walked me through each step of the recipe, I couldn't help but marvel at the way the spices mingled together, creating a tantalizing aroma that filled the kitchen. It was as if each ingredient had a story to tell, a history and a flavor that was meant to be shared and savored.

After marinating the chicken and sautéing the vegetables, it was time to fry everything together in a hot skillet until it was crispy and fragrant. The sizzle of the oil, the hiss of the spices hitting the pan, it was music to my ears as I watched the dish come together before my eyes.

Finally, it was time to plate up the Fried Fantasy and take our first bite. As I lifted a forkful of the fragrant dish to my lips, I closed my eyes and let the flavors dance across my tongue. The spicy heat of the curry powder, the tangy sweetness of the yogurt, the tender crunch of the was a symphony of flavors that I had never experienced before.

As Margaret and I sat at the table, savoring each bite of the Fried Fantasy and reminiscing about our shared love of cooking, I knew that this recipe would always hold a special place in my heart. It was more than just a dish to me, it was a reminder of the power of food to bring people together, to create memories and stories that would last a lifetime.

In the years that followed, I would make the Fried Fantasy recipe countless times, each time adding my own twist and flair to it. Sometimes I would substitute tofu for the chicken, or add extra vegetables like broccoli or mushrooms. But no matter how I changed the recipe, the essence of it always remained the same - a taste of India, a reminder of Margaret and our shared love of cooking.

And so, whenever I make Fried Fantasy now, I think of that warm summer day in Margaret's kitchen, of the laughter and friendship that filled the air, and of the magic of discovering a new recipe that would become a cherished part of my culinary repertoire. It's a dish that will always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the joy and wonder that can be found in a simple meal shared with loved ones.


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