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Friday, January 23, 2015

Dahl Roti /Dahl Puri /Misri Roti - Lentil Stuffed Indian Flat Bread


Dahl Roti/Dal Puri/Missi Roti is very famous dish in Mauritius,Trinidada,Surinam.One way we can call this dish as National Dish of Mauritius,Thanks to Indian dispora who made it possible by adding dish this to mauritius cuisine


Wheat Flour (Atta) - 2 cups
Cooked Dal - 1 cup (You could use any dal)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cilantro - 2 tblsp (chopped)
Oil - 2 tblsp

1. Knead the flour with little moisture and pinch of turmeric and salt

2) the cook dal (lentils) and other ingredients. If the moisture from the dal.Mash the cooked dal to paste (you can use the blender) add salt 
2. Make a stiff but soft dough and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.
3. Take a small ball of the dough and roll it out into a small  roti.
4.Place the cooked dal into center of the small roti 
5.Close all ends of roti ,make it as ball
6.Roll out thin roti 
7. Heat a tawa and place the rolled out roti on it. 
8. Add few drops of oil and cook for about a minute on each side till brown spots appear.
9. Serve with curry,Pickle and Freshly made Corriander /Cilantro chutney  or any side dish.
   - You could use any left over dals (like dal makhani, tadka dal, spinach dal etc) to make dal roti. The seasoning and flavorings in the dal enhances the taste of the roti.
   - You could also cook some extra dal while making sambhar or kootu and save it for making roti ,Some May fry just like poori in edible oil,it is your choice,both ways it tastes good.