Varanfal / Chakolya


I learnt this dish from Pavan, but home he will only cook it. You can say, its his Signature dish 😉 and I will simply die to have it. I wanted to post this recipe long long back, but its so tempting that as soon as its cooked, I can’t even wait to take a photograph and finish it in one go.  My mom prepares it with Toor dal, but Pavan uses Masoor dal and I guess that makes it more tasty .

Serves :  2

Ingredients :

  • 1 Small Cup -Red Dal
  • 2 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Goda masala
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 Onion
  • 2-3 Green chillis
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 7-8 Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped Coriander
  • 4 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste

Method :

  1. Mix Wheat flour and pinch of  salt. Knead a dough. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Soak Red lentils in water.
  3. Chop Onion, Green chillis and Coriander leaves.
  4. Take a pressure cooker, add oil to it and keep it on flame.
  5. Put mustard seeds, Curry leaves, Cumin side and Green chillis.
  6. Now add Onions, Ginger Garlic paste, Turmeric, chilli powder and masala  to it.
  7. Fry well and add salt and Coriander leaves.
  8. Add 4 cups of water and soaked Red lentils and let it boil.
  9. Now rool out the dough same as roti. Cut it in rectangular shape.(or in any shape you want)
  10. Add these pieces to the boiling Dal and put the lid on cooker
  11. Pressure cook it for 1 whistle and let the steam come out completely
  12. Once cooked, garnish it with coriander.Serve hot with lots of ghee and curd.

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