Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Dhakai Parotha with Dal

Dhakai Parotha with Dal
A street food from Kolkata.

Ingredients
2 Cup  All purpose flour
2 1/2 tbsp Saltless Butter
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp  Baking Powder
Cold Water from the fridge
Oil to fry

Method
Mix salt in the flour and mix it. Add 2 tbsp butter to the flour and mix it well. Add water little at a time to make a semi soft dough. Cover the bowl with damp cloth and keep it aside for 30 min.Knead dough well for 5 minutes by adding in more butter. Now divide the dough into equal portions. Roll out each portion into a round shape. Brush each rolled portion with oil and sprinkle flour on the top. Make a cut from the centre of the round to the edge. Roll the dough from one cut edge to the other to form a spiral roll. Then roll this into a spiral disc and tuck the ends in. Roll the disc out again. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry the paratha turning on a low flame until both sides are golden brown and crisp.Serve it hot with Dal.

Below given is the pictorial steps for rolling the dough...


Cholar Dal
Ingredients
1 small cup Bengal grams washed and soaked for 30 minutes
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
1 pinch Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Red dry chilli
1 Bay leaf
1 tbsp Oil

Method
Take a pressure cooker, add the dal, turmeric powder, salt to taste and garam masala powder. Add 1 1/2 cup water and pressure cook it till done. Take oil. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf and  red chilli. Let it crackle. Add asafoetida. Add the seasoning to the dal, add sugar. If the dal has become dry then add water according to the thicken required. Boil the dal and serve it with Dhakai paratha.