Dal ki Dhokli

24 Jun

Been wanting to try this for a long long time since I saw it on Food Food. Obviously I do not remember how to do it so had to Google. This is what I largely followed 🙂

a) Cook Toor/Moong Dal in a cooker until soft. Then remove from cooker and keep outside.

b) Chop some onions and chillies.

c) Fry some mustard, jeera, curry leaves, ginger, garlic, coriander powder, salt and chilly powder. Add the onions and chillies and stir till the entire mixture is absorbed by the onions.

d) Add the dal to the mixture and stir till mixed. Before all the water gets drained add some more water and keep stirring until its cooked and the mixture is uniform. If you like your dal a little sweet you can add a little sugar to it if you want, if you like it spicy add some more chilly powder.

e) Add some garam masala and stir so you get a nice aroma.

f) Switch the gas off and let the dal cool off. Once it is cool (make sure it’s actually cool by taking a spoon of dal and tasting it) empty the entire mixture into a mixer and blend it until the dal is a uniform liquid. It is important that the dal is cool before you add it to the mixer as the mixer might not take the extra heat and burn out if it’s already too hot.

g) Empty the dal back into the frying pan and re-heat on a low flame. Make sure there is enough water in the pan.

h) Roll out rotis as shown here.

i) Cut Rotis up into small pieces (dont cook the rotis) and drop them into the dal uncooked.

j) Let the mixture simmer. Over a period of time the uncooked rotis will cook inside the dal and absorb all the water. Once this happens and you can see that there is very little water remaining, switch the gas off.

k) Add a little sweet or sour sauce and some lime to the dal and gently stir. Don’t stir too hard or the roti pieces will crumble.

l) Serve with a chutney of your choice. You can eat the dal with a spoon or fork.

This is a good option when you’re bored of eating rotis in the traditional way.


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