August 19, 2011

Fulka Rotli and Dal

Today was our first day in Malaysia. Trying to cook something with the limited kitchen is tough. Roti and dal is probably one of the simplest dishes to make. But I missed my rolling pin in India which left me handicapped. So I took up the dare and prepared hand made roti's. We were lucky, though shapeless - it dint turn out bad.
Toor Dal - 3/4 cup
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chili - 1 or 2
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Chili Powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking

Pressure cook toor dal with some turmeric powder and a tsp of oil till its mushy.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, red chili, ginger garlic paste, onions and saute.
Add tomatoes, chili powder, salt and mix well. Deglaze the pan by adding some water.
Whisk the dal well till its smooth and add it to the pan.
Once it comes to a boil, add finely chopped coriander and serve hot with fulka rotlis.

Bon Appetit!!