Monday, May 25, 2015

Buckwheat healthy daal dhokli

Buckwheat dal dhokli
When I have different new ingredients, my brain starts to spin and I start thinking how I could make a different dish out of it. Who says dal dhokli can't be made with another kind of flour? So I tried buckwheat and was ready it might fall apart inside the dal as I boil it. I also used a local dal called green lentil. It looks like a bigger firm of black masoor and looks like tuar inside.  But it worked well. Here it goes. Healthy and yummy recipe. 
1 cup green lentil/ tuar dal. 
1/2 cup kale leaves chopped
1 onion chopped
500 gms chopped tomatoes 
1 tbsp garlic crushed
1 tbsp grated ginger
1-2 chopped green chillies
10-12 curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp each of cumin and methi seeds
1/5 tsp hing
1-2 cup crushed peanuts 
Walnut size tamarind soaked in water
1 tbsp jaggery
Chilli powder 
Dhaniya powder
Garam masala 
1 tbsp oil
Chopped coriander 

For dhokli..
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup oats meal optional 
1/4 tsp ajwain
Chili powder 
1 tbsp oil

Mix all the flours and other ingredients for dhokli and make into a stiff dough. 
In a pressure cooker add dals, kale leaves, salt , haldi, tomatoes, crushed peanuts and boil well.
Heat oil  add hing, cumin, methi and mustard and let them crackle.
Add ginger, garlic , green chillies and curry leaves and sauté.
Add chopped onions and sauté.
Add the dry masalas and pour dal in it.
Add water to make it a little thin.
Add jaggery and tamarind pulp.
Roll dough and cut into small squares.
Put these into the boiling dal.
Boil for about 15 mins till dhoklis float.
Add chopped dhaniya and ghee and serve it with rice or just the way it is. 
Enjoy the healthy dish on a rainy or cold day ! We love it.  

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