thick dal with a rare taste of dumplings

Recipe by akshita of bsp, IN

a complete food..spicy and delisious yet simple to make.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cups tuar dal(arhar)
    • ½ tsp turmeric powder
    • 2 raw mangoes chopped in big pieces
    • Salt as per taste
    • 4 cups water
    • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 tsp butter/ghee
    • Water to knead a soft dough(like chapatti)
    • 2 medium sized onions finely chopped
    • 8-10 cloves garlic finely chopped
    • ½ tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 tsp green chili chopped
    • 1 tsp dry red chili chopped
    • 1 tsp red chili powder
    • 2 tbs  pure ghee
    • 1 bunch of fresh coriander



    1. Cook the dal in pressure cooker with salt,turmeric powder and water upto 3-4 whistles. Let it cool for some time. Open the cooker and put it again on a low flame. Add some more water, mango pieces  and continue cooking by stirring once in a while. Dal should have constistency like thick soup before adding dikkis.

    2.  Knead a soft dough with flour,ghee,salt and water. Divide the dough into equal 7-8 portions. Roll them like chapati but it should be like little thick kachori and don’t make them so big like a normal chapati. Put all these dikkis into boiling daal one by one. Keep cooking for more 20-30 minutes until tikkis cook. Keep stirring very lightly once in a while. it takes almost 30 min to complete/

    3.  For tadka… take a frying pan and heat ghee. Add cumin seeds and as it splutter put chopped onions and garlic to it. Fry until translucent then add chopped green chili,red chili and fry them until it takes a golden brown color but not dark brown. Put the fire off. Add red chili powder. Mix the tadka into daa-tikki. Garnish with coriander. Serve hot.