Monday, August 20, 2012

Daal Chakoli / Daal Dhokli / Indian Pasta

Time 25 min
For daal
Pigeon peas / tur daal 1 cup
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves 2 tsp
Chopped green chilies 3-4 
Jaggery 1/2 tsp optional
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Water 2 -3 cups
1tbsp or less
Salt to taste
For dough
Wheat flour 1 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Oil 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Knead the dough like chapati dough. Divide into 3-4 ball. With rolling pin, roll and male chapatis.  With the help of knife make small pieces of chapatis of 1 inch in size. Keep it side.
Wash daal, add asafoetida, jaggery and water cook in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles. Allow it to cool. In a pan heat ghee add cumin seeds, Green chilies, turmeric powder, cooked daal and  salt. Mix well. Cook for 5 min, then add small pieces of chapatis, cook for 6-7 min. Garnish with coriander and serve hot. It is said that it is a one pot meal.  

U can make different types of daals, with red chili powder, adding tomatoes or tamarind. Even moong daal dhoklis tastes good.  

This recipe is contributed by my sister Varsha.

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