Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli is a typical gujarati dish.It is also prepared in Maharashtra and other parts of India with different names.In Maharashtra it is known as Dal phal/Varan phal/Chakolya.
In this post I' ve published the recipe of Dal Dhokli which was taught to me by Mrs.Sonal ,my neighbour in Ahmedabad.
Dal Dhokli is a wholesome meal and can be had alone.
Tur Dal 1 cup
Wheat flour 2 cups
Oil 3 Tbsps
Red chilli Powder to taste
Turmeric/Haldi 1 tbsp
Hing/Asafoetida/Perungayam 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds/Til/Ellu 1 Tbsp
Ajwain/Ova/Omam 1 tbsp
Dhaniya powder 1 tbsp
Jira Powder 1 tbsp
Garam Masala powder to taste
Tamarind 1 lemon size
Jaggery 2 Tbsps
For seasoning
Oil 2 Tbsps
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Whole Red Chillies
1.Pressure cook Tur Dal with little haldi in Cooker.After that mash it well.Add more water,little asafoetida,Curry leaves,Salt,Red chilli powder in Dal.The consistency should be watery as shown in the photo.Cook Dal in Sim flame.

2.Add Water in Tamarind and make a thick Tamarind pulp and add it to the Dal ,let it cook well.
3.Mix Wheat flour,oil,salt,Chilli powder,Dhaniya powder,Turmeric,Hing,Jira powder,Ajwain,Til and add little water to knead the dough.finally add little oil and knead once again.The dough should be thick in consistency as we prepare for puris.

4.Roll the dough with a rolling pin little thicker than chappatti and cut into small pieces with a knife or shankarpali cutter.

5.Put the small pieces into the Dal one by one and cook it in sim mode.When it is half cooked ,add garam masala powder,dhaniya powder,Jira powder.

6.After the wheat flour pieces are completely cooked add jaggery.

7.In a small kadai,heat oil,add mustard seeds,jira, little methi seeds,hing,red chillies,curry leaves and add to the Dal Dhokli.

8.Serve hot with little ghee.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chocolate Rolls

Hi!Resuming my recipes after a long break.
In this post,I am publishing a recipe of my mother in law.She is quite famous for chocolate rolls in our circle.
Chocolate Rolls are very simple to prepare.So note down the ingredients and gear up for this delicious sweet.

Marie Biscuits 60

Cocoa powder 3 to 4 Tbsps

Boiled and cooled milk 200ml to 250 ml

For filling
Powdered Sugar 1 1/2 cups

Dessicated coconut 200 gms

Butter(Amul or white) 200 gms

Coarse cashew nut powder 3 tbsps
Please note that it is not hard and fast to use the same qty mentioned in ingredients .Only approximate qty is specified.
1.Make a powder of marie biscuits in Mixer.Sieve the biscuit powder well.
2.Mix Marie Biscuit powder ,Cocoa powder and Milk to regular dough consistency(like puri dough)so that it can be rolled easily.

3.After mixing well, the dough will look like this.

4.Now prepare the filling mixture by mixing Dessicated coconut,powdered sugar and butter and make a dough out of it.This dough is quite looser so that application becomes easier.The filling dough looks like this.

5.Prepare medium sized balls out of the Biscuit powder dough as we do for chappatis and place the ball in between 2 plastic sheets so that rolling becomes easier and with the help of a Rolling pin, roll the ball like chappatis(can be little thicker than chappati).

6.Remove the upper plastic sheet and apply the filling dough with hands and spread the filling evenly on the base.

7.Spread cashew powder on the filling.Hold the base plastic sheet and start rolling carefully by gently pushing with the fingers.

8.Take the rolls carefully and keep it in refrigerator for 30 minutes.After 30 minutes cut it into circular pieces.

9.Serve the delicious chocolate roll and you will see smiling happy faces for sure.