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Daal Ka Dulha (Pitthi)

Contributed by:
Sudha Shrivastav
Sudha Shrivastava, Housewife
Jamshedpur

Ingredients

Wheat Flour (Aata) - 2 cup
Arhar Daal - 1 cup
Haldi Powder - 1 tsp
Garlic - 5-6 flakes (finely chopped)
Sabut Jeera - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 2-3
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Pure Ghee
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Knead aata with water to make a soft dough.
2. Cook arhar daal with water, salt and haldi powder in a pressure cooker.
3. Add plenty of water to make a dilute daal.
4. Bring to boil and add tadka (chhownk) of jeera, red chillies, garlic and onion in pure ghee.
5. Divide dough into pedas (loyia) and roll out small puris.
6. Using both hands, bring the edges of puris up from four sides and press a little.
7. Drop these puris (pitthis) in the boiling daal one-by-one and cook for 10-15 minutes.
8. Daal Pitthi will be ready when pitthis begin to float indicating that they are now fully cooked.
9. Serve with pure ghee, aaloo ka bharta and lahsun ki chutney.

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