Dal Puri ~Simple Comforts
Author: Alka
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Creamy Lentils cooked with minimum spices and served with deep fried Puri
Ingredients
For Pooris :
  • Wheat flour 1 cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • Black pepper powder ¼ tspn
  • Cumin seeds 1 tspn
  • Oil for frying
For Dal
  • Yellow split Moong dal(peeli dal) 1 cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tspn
  • Black pepper powder to garnish
  • A piece of charcoal and a tsp of Ghee (Optional)
Method
To Make Puri
  1. Mix wheat flour ,salt,black pepper powder,cumin seeds and knead a dough
  2. The dough should not be too hard or too soft.Let it rest for a while.Then knead it little further to make the dough smooth and workable
  3. Take a very small portion of this dough and roll it into small chapati.
  4. Gently and carefully slide this puri in frying pan,and the oil should be hot
  5. Slightly keep on pressing the sides of puri so that it puffs up(That's Fun!)
  6. Toss it and cook it on slow flame for just about 3-4 seconds or till the surface appears light brown
To Make Dal
  1. Pick, wash and soak moong dal for 15 minutes
  2. Boil it in a pressure cooker with some salt,water and turmeric powder,untill two whistles of cooker.
  3. It can be cooked in a pan or Handi too, the cooking time will be anywhere around 15-25 minutes depending upon the quality of dal and soaking time.
  4. Whisk it with the hand whisker and adjust the consistency of dal. It should be thick creamy
  5. Garnish it with black pepper powder.Optionally one can add the tempering of red chilly powder+garam masala powder+coriander powder, ¼ tsp of each,before serving. Another option is to heat up a charcoal piece, place a small steel katori in handi/ cooker containing dal, add a tsp of ghee over the charcoal and immediately cover the pan or cooker with a lid so that the smoke get trapped inside the container. This imparts a lovely smoky flavour to dal.
  6. This dal has a tendency of thickening, soon after it is made, so add little hot water and boil, every time you serve it
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at http://sindhirasoi.com/2009/03/dal-puri/