Tried and tasted by Nivedita
One of my comfort food. I love this any time. But always enjoyed it for the dinner. Easy, quick, tasty, healthy.. what else we want?
This is known as Dal Dhokli in Gujarat, we call it "kharbele kadabu" in Kannada. It was a long time that I made this. The other day, when I really felt like having it, I made it immediately. I thought my daughters and hubby will not like it.. But it got over as soon as it was served..
There are two ways to make it, actually 3 ways.. One is with dal, one is without dal, and either cook it directly in a pot or give one whistle in a cooker. All taste good, but I love the dal one and in cooker.
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Salt a pinch of
Oil - 1 tsp
Water to make chapati dough.
PREPARE THE DOUGH AND KEEP IT ASIDE.
For the dal
Boiled dal(Toor) - 1/4 cup
(if you do not have boiled dal, soak the dal for half an hour before making)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp(both are optional)
Onion - 1 big, chopped finely
Curry leaves - few
Green chilly - 1 slit
Garlic (crushed)- 6 to 8 cloves(optional)
Tomato - 1 small chopped
Tamarind paste - 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Haldi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Fresh Coriander - 2 tbsp, chopped finely
Water - 1 to 2 cups
Take the dough and roll into medium thick chapati.
Cut into small squares or diamonds and keep aside.
Take small cooker and heat it.
Add oil. When hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds(if adding), curry leaves, green chilly and garlic.
Saute for some time.
Add the onion and fry till golden brown.
Add the dal and mix well.
Add tomato, tamarind paste, red chilly powder, haldi, salt.
Mix well and cook for few minutes.
Add water and wait it to boil.
Add the chapati dough bites. Mix slowly and cover the cooker and give one whistle.
Allow it to cool.
Add ghee and serve hot..