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April 4, 2012

Bhakri Recipe & Masala Dal - Ajwain Paratha

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masala dal & bhakri
I saw this in jaya tv’s “Anitha vin samayal”. I found it simple and healthy.I gave a try. It was excellent in taste. We loved it. I have made it thrice so far. Thanks to Mrs.Anitha kuppusamySmile .  She used ghee in the actual recipe but i used oil..Please go through the recipe.

1 cup - 200ml
  • Wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Jeera – 1 tsp (OPTIONAL)
  • Ajwain – 1.5 tsp
  • Salt & water – As needed.
  • Oil – 1 tbsp ( She told to use 2 tbsp of ghee)
  • Take a broad bowl and mix all the ingredients given above.Knead well .
  • Make rotis and cook on tawa drizzling little ghee or oil around it.
  • Enjoy with masala dal or any kurma of ur choice !!

masala dal

 1 cup - 200ml
  • Toor dal –1/8 cup
  • Masoor dal – 1/8 cup
  • Moong dal – 1/8 cup
  • Channa dal – 1/8 cup
  • Black gram dal – 1/8 cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water- as redq
To grind
  • Coriander seeds -  1 tbsp
  • Red chilly -  4 nos ( She told to use kashmiri red chilly for nice color.But i used normal ones)
  • Jeera / cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – one inch piece
  • Garlic – 7 – 8 cloves or (replace with ginger garlic paste)
  • Cinnamon – 1 small stick
  • Cloves -  3 nos
  • Pepper – 8 nos
  • Saunf – !/2 tsp (optional)
  • Water – as needed.
To saute
  • Oil – 1tbsp
  • grated onion -  2 nos
  • tomato – 2 nos
Coriander leaves – to garnish
  • Pressure cook all the dals together with little turmeric powder and a drop of oil.
  • Grind all the ingredients given under “ To grind” by adding little water to make a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a kadai and  add the items given under saute.Saute till the tomato mushes. Then add the ground paste and saute till the raw smell emanates.
  • Add the cooked and mashed dals and add enough water and salt.
  • Let it boil for sometime. Please keep the medium flame and cover the kadai while it boils otherwise it splashes everywhere.
  • Add water whenever needed. Allow it to boil for 5-10 mins.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves
Serve hot with rotis /Phulka or paratha !!.

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Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy recipe dear...rush ur recipes to fruit of the month grapes event .

Chitra said...

Thanks shama for the quick comment :)

Julie said...

Yummy recipe.. Looks awesome with masala dal, I love ajwain:-)

Sravs said...

Wonderful information !! Simply delicious dish !!

Kalyani said...

wonderful recipe .....

Saraswathi Iyer said...

I too prepare this chapathi, looks delicious. Thanks for trying my Sambar, Glad you like it.

chitra said...

Simple and healthy too. Love your recipes.

Raks said...

Awesome combo, must try, she always gives nice recipes! Thanks for sharing!

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

wonderful and tempting combo

Indian Khana said...

Ajwain paratha is my the most fav one ...nice combo ...looks yum

Vimitha Durai said...

Nice healthy roti variety dear. Loved the info shared

Prema said...

wow very nice recipe,sure will make this...

Spicy-Aroma said...

loved the combo..looks delicious!!

Priya Suresh said...

Both roti and dal looks super delicious and inviting..

Unknown said...

Nice it

Cham said...

I like ur masala dhal, looks great with roti!

Shri said...

Nice Masala Dal! Liked your health benefits for the dish:-) said...

really healthy n yummy one.looks nice.tahnx 4 info..

hemalata said...

Delicious looking recipe,nice conbo.