Wednesday, September 1, 2010
K. Shah 39 comments
Know What You Eat: Love your Heart ???? Eat..Lentils!!! as they are an excellent source of molybdenum and folate. They are a very good source of dietary fiber and manganese and a good source of iron, protein, phosphorus, copper, thiamin and potassium.
Lentils Give You Energy to Burn While Stabilizing Blood Sugar
In addition to its beneficial effects on the digestive system and the heart, soluble fiber helps stabilize blood sugar levels. If you have insulin resistance, hypoglycemia or diabetes, legumes like lentils can really help you balance blood sugar levels while providing steady, slow-burning energy.
Iron for Energy
In addition to providing slow burning complex carbohydrates, lentils can increase your energy by replenishing your iron stores. Particularly for menstruating women, who are more at risk for iron deficiency, boosting iron stores with lentils is a good idea--especially because, unlike red meat, another source of iron, lentils are not rich in fat and calories.
1 C Tuver daal, (toor daal, yellow split lentils)
2 Tomatoes, Chopped
1 Tbsp groundnuts
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder (adjust acc. to taste)
1 tbsp Garam masala,
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp methi seeds
3-4 cloves , 1" cinnamon Stick
2 -3 Split Green Chillies
2 tsp Tamarind paste or Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp brown sugar,
2 Tbsp Cilantro, Chopped
Few Curry leaves
3-4 Tbsp of Ghee, (Clarified butter)
2 C Water to dilute daal
Salt To Taste,
1 C wheat flour,
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chili powder
1/2 tsp asafetida , hing
1 tsp Ajawain
Water to knead dough
Method for Dal Dhokli:
1. Add wheat flour, salt, turmeric powder, ajwain, red chili powder, hing. Mix well. Add oil and knead the flour like roti dough. Keep aside for 10 mins. Meanwhile,
2. Wash toovar dal add one tomato, and pressure cook it for three whistles.
3. Cool and remove dal & blend it with a hand blender.
4. Heat ghee in a pot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, methi seeds, sesame seeds, cloves and cinnamon.
4. When they crackle add curry leaves, green chilies and a pinch of asafetida, & chopped one tomato. Now pour daal.
5. Add tamarind paste, brown sugar, cashew nuts, groundnuts, garam masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well.
6. Add 2 cups water & bring the dal to boil.
7. Now with the dough we just prepared, divide it into 4-6 equal lemon size balls.
8. Roll out big rotis and cut them into diamond-shape pieces and add these pieces in boiling dal.
9. Boil for 10 minutes and remove from flame. Sprinkle cilantro leaves.
10. Serve the dal dhokli warm just as is..or with Roti's, Rice & Enjoy your hard work.
Always add rolled & cut out roti pieces into boiling dal, otherwise they will stick to each other.
When reheat, leftover dal dhokli, always add hot water & then microwave it, or put it on the stove, as cold water would do the same as above.
1. Different dals can be used to make dal dhokli, usually I use, toovar, green split moong dal, yellow moong daal.
2. Also you can add fenugreek leaves, spinach leaves, or cilantro leaves in the roti dough for a different taste & add health benefits.
3. You can also add vegetables like, carrot, potatoes, onions, beans etc for one whole meal dish.