Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dal Peethi - Jharkhand Special

Jharkhand is state is in Eastern India, its shares its border with Bihar in north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in west, Odisha in south and West Bengal in east. The name Jharkhand means 'The Land of Forests'.After Kashmiri stuffed chillies now we are travelling today to Jharkhandi's cuisine, this cuisine is a traditionl and a combination of various locality from Jharkhand region, so foods are traditional while others comes from mixed culture of adjoining areas. Foods cooked in Jharkhand are very much light on the stomach and they are quiet easy to digest.A touch of the Mugalai cuisine is visible in this cuisine. Roti (bread), rice, dal (pulses) and tarkari (vegetables), bhujia (thinly sliced fried vegetables) constitute the main meal for most of the people in the state. A variety of pickles and chutneys are eaten along with the meals. On Saturdays, people prefer to eat Khichdi (rice cooked with pulses and seasoned with turmeric and chilly powder) with curd, a variety of pickles and chutneys (made from raw mangoes, lemon and tamarind), papad and chokha.

Peoples of Jharkhand also love lipsmacking sweets, they make many varieties of sweets like Thekua, Besan halwa,Sooji ka halwa, Peda, Jalebi,Kheer, Mal pua and many more delicacies of Jharkhand will definitely tickle the taste buds. Tribal people in Jharkhand are fond of using various flowers as vegetable, drumstick flowers and jhirool are the most used varieties, palak,bathua,methi and chana are the main saag vegetables of their cuisine. Blackberry,litchi and mangoes are their popular fruits. Many traditional foods belongs to this cuisine are famous for their medicinal values. Sattu, is an integral part of the Jharkhand food is quite beneficial in hot weather as their refreshing and filling.I cooked Dalpeethi, a fantastic dish for my today's Jharkhand special, wheat flour rolled as small circles then shaped as flowers are cooked in spiced dal makes this fantastic healthy,filling dal peethi,this dish sounds almost like Gujarathi Dal Dhokli. You can have this dish just like that without any accompaniment. This filling dish can enjoyed thoroughly for a lunch or dinner, am sure you will have a satisfying meal.Sending to my own event Healthy Diet-Cooking with Wholegrains guest hosted by Nupur.


Recipe Souce : One Travel Guide
1/4cup Toordal
1/4cup Moongdal
1/4cup Masoor dal
2tbsp Channadal
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Chilly powder
1tsp Garlic (crushed finelu)
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
Salt
Mustard Oil
1tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Garlic cloves(chopped)
1no Onion (chopped finely)
1no Dry red chillies
1cup Wheat flour (for making peethi)

Knead the wheat flour with enough water as soft dough,keep aside for half an hour.

In a pressure cooked, take all the dals together, wash and add the turmeric powder,crushed garlic, garam masala powder,chilly powder,salt and cook with 3cups of water upto 3 whistles.


While cooking the dals, roll out small discs from the dough and bring the ends together to the middle leaving the center hollow.

Make this peethis with the remaining dough,keep aside.

Once the steam gets released, add the already prepared peethis, boil and cook in low heat.

Add water if the dal looks thick, cook the peethis for atleast 20minutes.

Heat mustard oil in a small pan, fry the cumin seeds, chilli, add the garlic pieces, chopped onions.

Cook until the onions turns golden, now pour this tempering to the dal peethi.

Slowly mix and enjoy hot with pickle.


33 comments:

Sathya Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Dumplings are super cute .They called peethis .Waiting to try it ...Lovely clicks akka

Linsy Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very tempting

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Priya remember that hyderbad sweet we made, so I had took it for my friend, she said they do the same with roti as well..yours is reminding me of that conversation..so nicely done priya..

Beulah Arun said... Reply To This Comment

I love the variety you bring with each post! This looks awesome!

Sireesha Puppala said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent akka very nice preparation

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

that should be so flavorful and delicious

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

i made them for bihar some years back...but yours look so pretty, the pictures are simply amazing

Menaga sathia said... Reply To This Comment

peethi's r soo cute, very interesting recipe!!

Rashida Shaikh said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,

I too have same recipe lying in my draft..we too make such kind of dish and dumpling shapes are different from yours. I dnt know when I'm going to post it...anyways nice clicks!
Have a nice weekend ahead!

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting..something like daal dhokli..must save it and make it some time.

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

Sema preparation akka.bookmarking this delicious dal peethi

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yum. Your clicks tempt me to try.

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

this is new to me.. looks great

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

A delicious plate of peethis! It looks delicious cooked in the dal curry!

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

that's a lovely and yummy curry. love to try it.

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dish Priya, you have done it so well..

Angie Schneider said... Reply To This Comment

A lovely dumpling dish, Priya.

Arthy shama said... Reply To This Comment

Dal peethi looks awesome, like their shape, as well :)

Gloria said... Reply To This Comment

this is new to me...looks so yumm..

fimère .b said... Reply To This Comment

délicieuse recette bien gourmande
bonne soirée

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds very inviting and innovative,looks so delicious and tempting..A healthy dinner option..

Sweta Biswal said... Reply To This Comment

Quite an interesting recipe!!

Vikis Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Very cute dish Priya. Never knew this before. I will try soon. Wanna scoop now:)

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

That is a very cute shape. This is similar to the dal dokli made in Gujarat,

Jayanthi Padmanabhan said... Reply To This Comment

i love those peetha shapes.. very interesting dal

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting. I love the shapes of the peethis. Looks so inviting...

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

This marathon is giving me an insight about the regional variations of the same dish. It is like dal dhokli but the shape of those peethis is cute.

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

You are right Priya these ate like dal dhokli but the dals are a mix and the shapes of the peethi are so pretty. Love it.

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Good pick, Priya. The peethis have been shaped so nicely. Cute looking in fact. Interesting how some recipes are made all over with slight variations and different names !

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Those peethis look so cute -- love the shape.

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a unique dish. peethi's look very cute.

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

The flower shaped dough reminds me of the hyderabadi sweet we made for ICC.Looks so nice Priya and I would to have that bowl right now...

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

wow love the way you have shaped those peethis aks :) such an tempting and delicious, looks like it is similar to the gujju dhokli as you mentioned , I wud love to give this a try soon aks , fantastic recipe !!