Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Rajasthani Daal with Khooba Roti

Mildly spiced mix lentils with a special Indian flatbread - speciality of Rajasthan (India)

Khooba roti is a speciality of Rajasthan which is made with whole wheat flour.The half cooked roti is pinched all over to make indentations and then cooked again on slow flame.Traditionaly it is cooked on charcoal fire but we can cook it on gas stove too.When the roti is cooked completely it is smeared generously with melted ghee/butter so that the indentations are filled with ghee.

Traditionaly this roti is much thicker and bigger then the regular roti but as no body in my home likes so big and thick roti so I make it smaller and thinner but from this, you can get the idea of how to make it and so make it according to your preference .

This Rajasthani Daal is a combination of 3 different lentils boiled together, then all the spices are fried in ghee and mixed in the daal and then the daal was simmered on low flame and then a final tempering of ghee ,cumin and chili powder is done before serving:)

INGREDIENTS-(serve -4)
  • Split whole green lentils-3/4 cup
  • Yellow lentils-2 tbsp
  • Bengal gram- 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric-3/4 tsp
  • lemon juice-1 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander-1/4 cup
  • Chopped tomato-1 cup
  • Chopped ginger-1.5 tbsp
  • Green chili-1tbsp
  • Chili powder-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Asafoetida-1/2 tsp
  • Whole red chilies-2
  • Salt-1 tsp
  • Wash and soak all the 3 lentils in 2 cup water for 15 minutes .
  • Add the soaked lentils along with the water and pressure cook for 1 whistle( or till cooked) on medium flame(don't over cook it)
  • Heat ghee in a pan,add cumin seeds,asafoetida and whole red chilies.
  • Now add chopped green chilies,ginger and tomatoes,then add salt  and cook till tomato become soft and mushy.
  • Now add turmeric,coriander powder and chili powder,mix and cook for few minutes.
  • Add this tempering in  the boiled daal and add approx 1.5 cup of hot water,mix cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and fresh coriander.
  • Before serving  -heat 2 tsp ghee in a small pan add 1/3 tsp of cumin seeds ,when become golden in colour ,remove from the flame and add kashmiri chili powder and pour over the hot daal.
  • Serve hot with khooba roti,salad and pickle.

  • Whole wheat flour- 3 cup
  • Melted ghee or oil-6 tsp
  • Salt-1 tsp
  1. Take wheat flour in a big bowl,add salt and melted ghee,rub and mix well.
  2. Now add water and make a medium soft dough,cover and rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Take a small ball from the dough and dust with dry flour.
  4. Make a medium thick chapati with a rolling pin.
  5. Place this on a medium hot griddle and cook slightly from one side till colour changes slightly(kacha pakka)
  6. Now remove the roti (flat bread)from the griddle and take it on a plate. 
  7. Pinch the roti all over in a circle using your thumb and finger,as shown in the picture to make indentations.
  8. Now again place it on the gridddle and cook from both the sides on medium heat.
  9. Now remove from the gridlle and cook directly on open flame on low heat
  10. Cook till golden spot appears on both the sides.
  11. Generously smear with ghee all over:)
Serving suggestions-serve rajasthani daal with khooba roti, salad and pickle.


Meena B said...

never heard of khooba roti but the dal looks yummy

so its more of green dal and less of otehr dals na
wud try it for sure along with khooba roti

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PT said...

nutritious dal.. makes a complete breakfast/dinner..

Divya Pramil said...

Sounds like a delicious combo and roti sounds interesting :)
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Satya said...

wow delicious platter ...both looks wonderful...
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Archu said...

khooba roti - is something new for me !! Thank you very much!! Will try this soon..

DivyaGCP said...

Healthy combo.. Looks delicious..

divya said...

Tempting and delicious.. Love the clicks.

Veena Theagarajan said...

new type of roti

Faseela Noushad said...

love;ly combo....very interesting roti, will try it soon,

Akila said...

Wow tempting too much

Beena.stephy said...

New for me looks yummy

Priya said...

Never heard about this roti,btw dal looks fabulous and inviting.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

New recipe for me..Healthy combo makes a complete meal..

Suja Manoj said...

New recipe to me,healthy meal

Uj said...

I tasted a similar dal at my rajasthani friends house. I loved the flavours of it. I love the combo that you have posted looks so delicious

Kitchen Queen said...

love love the tempering u did on dal. roti is amazing but i would prefer without ghee. this is my fist time here, pl visit my blog.

sangeeta said...

This roti was a favorite at my parents' place whenever a rajasthani daal or spicy mutton dish was for dinner. It was made very thick and large and only one roti was enough for a family of six :-)

Shruti said...

Dear Mrs. Chaturvedi, Just recently I came across your blog. For a long time I was looking for some satvik recipes, being a vegetarian myself. So glad I found 'Maayeka' ! All your recipes look so delicious & all pictures are wonderful ! This past weekend I tried the Rajasthani daal & it came out awesome !! Thank you so much for sharing your excellent recipes....looking forward to many more :)

Faseela Noushad said...

Anjana Ji I tried khooba roti, came out well. Will post in my blog soon with your link attached

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Thank you for the yummlicious daal recipe. I made this last night and it was such an swesome dish. v all loved it.

I have posted it on my blog too.