This is an authentic food of Bihar(in India).A similar form of this recipe is Dal dhokli which is common in Gujrat and Rajasthan .Its a very healthy and delicious recipe.Made by boiling wheat dough dumplings and cooking in Red lentil makes it very soft,tender and delicious.A perfect combination of whole wheat flour piththis simmered in masoor dal/red lentil, this can be classified as a sumptuous one-dish meal.Enjoy it with mashed potatoes,pickles,papads/papadums and fried rice wafers.
This recipe will make 30 dumplings or piththis.
For 2-3 people
Wheat Dough – 1 cup
Red lentil pulse – 3/4 cup
Cumin Powder – 1 tablespoon
Coriander Powder – 1 tablespoon
Turmeric Powder – 1 tablespoon
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tablespoon
For the Tadka /Tempering:
Chopped onions – 1/2 cup
Chopped garlic – 3
Chopped Green chilli -2
Cumin – 1 teaspoon
Clarified butter or Ghee – 1 tablespoon (quantity is self choice)
Chopped Cliantro for garnish
Knead the wheat flour and make a smooth dough.Make small balls (bit smaller than a size of cherry tomato),Roll the balls into thin round shapes with the help of rolling pin.Fold from from half to form a dumpling or a bowl.Similarly,roll all the dough and keep them aside.
In a pressure cooker,add water and lentils.Bring them to a boil.Then add all cumin powder,coriander powder, turmeric powder,red chilli powder and ginger garlic paste.Let them boil for 10-15 min. Once they have boiled,add the prepared dough dumplings.Put on the cooker lid.After 2 whistles,remove it from the hob and let to cool.
While the ingredients in the cooker is getting cooled,prepare the tempering or tadka.
Finally,a tempering of cumin seeds,chopped garlic ,chopped green chilli and chopped onions in ghee or clarified butter are added to the cooked Lentil soup.
Garnish it with coriander leaves.Serve hot.