Sunday, July 6, 2008

Dal Roti

Being tired of the normal Dal curries, but wishing to include it in my diet, I thought of using it in making rotis quite accidentally. The toor dal being cooked for Sambhar got slightly burnt at the bottom of the vessel, and I managed to salvage the remaining. Since I did not want to make curry out of it, as it may give a burnt taste, I decided to make rotis out of it. One of my roomies (during the good old days when we were eligible spinsters living together and cooking) used to make rotis out of left over dal curry. This is how I made the dal rotis.

You will need:

Dal - cooked and mashed - 1 cup
Wheat flour/ Atta - 2 cups
Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Methi powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Method:

  • Knead the atta along with all the ingredients, cover and keep aside for 30 minutes
  • Heat the griddle and start rolling out small round portions of the dough with a rolling pin
  • If you wish to add oil, as you would while making parathas, feel free to do so
  • Make the rotis on the griddle, and again add 1/4 tsp oil, if you wish to

Serve hot with Yam Masala or any other vegetable side dish

15 comments:

Asha said...

Beautiful looking parathas with dal, don't need any side dish, could eat with yogurt. Good one!:)

Suma Rajesh said...

i agree with asha.....it can be as it is..and ur yam sidedish is very delicious and tempting....

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Lovely parathas.. Am eyeing at the yam dish too...

Shreya said...

Hi Asha, Suma, Swati, thanks for visiting and the compliments. I agree with yoghurt being a nice accompaniment. :-)

A&N said...

Nice picture :) I love dal parathas. Amma used to make them if we got bored of regular chapatis.

Sujatha said...

Dal roti sounds yummy and healthy! Yam dish looks great too..

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh I love indian food! Love love love! I have a very good indian friend and her mom taught me how to samoosas. I'll have to come back to learn more things!

Priti said...

Gud recipe...we to make dal paratha some time with the same procedure...you can also add left over sabji, rice to make it more tasty

Andhra Flavors said...

situation ki taggaa entry:) last sunday rice kosam sydney anta tirigina doaraka ledu. Ika chapati ne gati ani decide ayyi poyamu.

rekhas kitchen said...

hi,shreya thanks for visiting my blog and nice comment try it and tell me dal roti looks so delicious that is my fav one and pic looks so tempting

notyet100 said...

looks yummy...

Shreya said...

Hi A&N, Sujatha, Priti, Andhra Flavours, Priyanka, Rekha, Clumbsy Cookie, thanks for visiting and the nice comments!:-)

Jaya said...

Hi,
Shreya,
welcome to blogging world , and Dal Roti looks so delicious and yum...Great way to eat left-overs ....
hugs and smiles
jaya

Salt & Turmeric said...

Hi

i love love love eating my roti canai/paratha with dhal and sambal (chili paste, Malaysian style)! i havent had any eversince i moved to the US. :((

farina

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