Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dal Puri


Flour : 500 gm
Refined Oil
Chana Dal :1cup.
Matar Dal : 1cup
Ginger 2 inches
Red Chilly Powder: 1tsp
Dry fried jeera, dhaniya, mouri and black pepper(coarsely powdered)
Green chillies: 6
Asafoetida (Hing) : a little
Salt and sugar to taste.
Mustard oil : 1tsp


Soak the Dal in water for at least 6 hours. Place the soaked dal in a
grinder along with ginger and green chillies and make a fine paste - be careful ! Do not add too much water. Add the Asafoetida (Hing), salt and sugar. Take a pan, grease it with mustard oil and heat it. Now put the dal paste into the heated pan and stir continuously with a spatula in medium heat till the mixture gets dried till the required consistency. Transfer the mixture to a flat metallic plate and pat it down with your palms till it forms a cake about half inch thick. Sprinkle the dry fried masala powder along with red chilly powder. Keep aside and let it stand for 10 minutes. Make small balls from the mashup.

In the meantime, make the dough with flour along with a pinch of Asafoetida (Hing) salt and oil with requisite amount of water to make it very soft. Cover with a wet cloth for one hour. Make balls from the dough for the parathas and stuff each ball with the dal mashup. Roll the balls in your palm, then flatten with a rolling pin to produce the requisite circular shape. Heat the tawa and fry the puris till golden brown.