Tuesday, November 16, 2010


'Chakulya', I remember my mother makes this every Monday, as my father does fasting on Monday of Lord Shiva. And when he and my mother comes from office in late evening she is tired so she use to make Chakulya. Easy to make and easy to digest as well after that day long fasting. Served with papadum, pickle or dry stuffed chilies. 


  • 1 Cup Toor dal / Yellow spilt lentil  ( nicely cooked in pressure cooker, If you don't have pressure cooker soak dal for 4 hrs and then cook for 30 min. After cooked it should be soft)
  • 5 chapati dough
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 chili powder or green chili 1 or 2 slitted 
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh or dry grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • 3 cups water
  1. Using mortar and pestle make a paste of coconut, cumin, half coriander leaves, little salt. Keep aside. (If you don't have mortar and pestle use electric grinder)
  2. In a pot add oil and remaining cumin seeds , turmeric, chili powder / chili and the paste we did. Fry well for a minute. 
  3. Now add the cooked dal / lentil
  4. Add water and bring to boil.
  5. While its boiling roll the dough into thin sheets /  Chapati and cut them into square shape / diamond shape and put them one by one into the boiling water.
  6. After completing all the dough let the mixture cook for 8-10 min on medium flame.
  7. Serve hot, can have ghee on it. Garnish with remaining coriander.

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