Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dal roti khao, Prabhu ke gun gaao!!!

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
The most favorite combo in North Karnataka. A very common food for farmers in villages. They eat raw green chilly also with it. The most tastiest combo(as per me) that too if you have one day old Jowar rotti.
When I checked my post, I was surprised and angry with myself for not posting any typical North Karnataka Dal or Saaru! So here is one of common saaru :

Whole Masoor  (Channangi bele or ಚನ್ನಂಗಿ ಬೇಳೆ) dal is very tasty to eat with rotti, chapati or rice. 

Coming to the recipe,
Whole masoor - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 small, chopped lengthwise
Tomato - 2 big, chopped
Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic - 1 small pod(jawari), cleaned and crushed    
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 2 tbsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Wash masoor dal and soak for 15 minutes. Cook it till tender either in a vessel or cooker. Remove any skin comes out after boiling.
Heat oil in a vessel. Add mustard seeds, Jeera and curry leaves. Put onion and garlic. Fry till the color is changed. Now add all dry powders and tomato. Cover and cook till the tomato is almost cooked(may take 10 minutes). Now add jaggery and cooked dal. Add 1 cup of water. Boil for few minutes. Check the consistency of dal you need and adjust the seasoning. Cook for few more minutes. Dal is ready to eat.
For Jowar rotti (old post, click here)

Jowar(Millet) flour - 1 cup
Salt -1 tsp
Water – 1 cup (to make dough)
A square piece of cloth
Keep water in a vessel to boil. Add salt to it. Take Jowar flour in a big plate or wide vessel. Add little boiling water slowly to the flour and add little cold water and make the dough ready. It is not sticky like chapatti atta. It will be little softer. When you take it in hand and press it will spread easily. Keep little warm water in a vessel with cloth piece ready.
Now take a big lemon size and press it slowly to make it round. Spread little Jowar atta on the platform where you want to make rottis. Keep the flattened ball and slowly start patting. This is the tricky thing. You should be moving it circular while patting.(I don’t know whether “patting” is right word or not?). Again the tricky thing comes, to take it in hand and put it on hot tawa. Be very careful while doing this, otherwise rotti will be into pieces. After putting rotti in tawa, immediately spread little water with soaked cloth piece on the upper part. After few minutes, turn the rotti and just cook other side. You can press it with spatula to be sure that it’s cooked properly.
Serve hot with dal or wait for a day and eat with dal.
If you can eat only just one day old rotti, it tastes delicious. 
You can eat with any type of dal like toor dal, yellow moong dal or green moong dal.

Sending this to Pari's  THE COMBO EVENT 


Keep Smiling,


Shama Nagarajan said...

thats a lovely combo dear

Nivedita Thadani said...

Hi Shama
Thats a quick response, thanks dear.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Nivedita

Very Simple yet fulfilling recipe you have shared. Looks very tasty and healthy as well.
Thanks for sharing this North Karnataka preparation.


Nivedita Thadani said...

Hi Deepa
Thank you for so quick comments. These comments from all of you encourages me.

Urmi said...

I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Dal roti is my favourite dish. Looks delicious and tempting. Now I have become your follower so I will be visiting your blog hereafter.
You are welcome in my blogs.

Hayley said...

Like your title, can see your funny side...love daal roti..looks delicious and yummy..nice combo

kitchen queen said...

excellent combo of this recipe.Thanks for sharing.

Priya Suresh said...

Thats really a filling and nutritious combo..

Padma said...

Love masoor dhal and this combo looks perfect and delicious.

Anonymous said...

nice one, channangi bele saaru I havnt tried before...:(

Usha said...

Lovely combination, sounds interesting !

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Filling dal roti and wonderful combo

Sushma Mallya said...

delicious combo,looks so good and comforting...loved it nivedita

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Looks yummy and really nice combo. perfect for the event too.


Suma said...

One of my all time favs! Thanks for sharing!

Veggie Hut said...

loved ut title..it dragged me here.. lovely combo..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow thats a wonderful combo... I make jowar ka rotti and puri but never tried withMasoor dhal a healthy combo and delicious looking dish Nive!!!


Anonymous said...

I guess masoor dal is called channangi byali in kannada, its sale/harvetsing is banned in many parts of india ... please note it is not good for health.

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