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Varan Phal

#Varan #Phal
This is a typical Maharashtrian one dish Meal 😍
Varan means Dal & Phal means Dumplings...
Similar to Gujrathi Dal Dhokali...
Very tasty & nutritious...
Nice balance of Carbohydrates & Proteins besides spices...
For Dal
*Split Pigeon/Arhar/Tuar Dal...1 Cup
*Salt...1.5 tsp
*Green Chillies...4... chopped
*Oil...4 tbspn
*Mustard Seeds... 1/4 tsp
*Asafoetida Powder... 1/4 tsp
*Lemon juice... 4 tsp
*Sugar... 3 tsp
For Phal...
*Wheat flour... 1 Cup
*Oil... 3 tsp
*Salt... 3/4 tsp
*Red Chilli Powder... 1/2 tsp
*Turmeric powder... 1/4 tsp
*Cumin seeds... 1/4 tsp
*Ajwain... 1/4 tsp
For Serving...
*Finely chopped Onion...1 Cup
*Finely chopped Tomatoes... 1/2 Cup
*Finely chopped Coriander... 1/4 Cup
*Wash and Soak the Tuar Dal for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, pressure cook it by adding 3 Cups Water & Turmeric. Place the Gas on high flame for 10 minutes, and on low flame for 10 minutes.
* When Cooker cools, remove the Dal, mash it properly and add 1 Cup water. Keep it aside.
*Mix all the ingredients for Phal & make a dough by using 1/2 Cup water. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
*After 10 minutes, roll out small Poori and shape like , shapes shown in the Photo.

*Keep a big Pan or Kadhai on the Gas, heat Oil, add Mustard Seeds.
*After it splutters add Asafoetida Powder and Green Chillies.
*Pour Dal, add Salt, Sugar & Lemon Juice. Mix properly.
*Add 3 Cups of Water, let it boil on high flame, when it will start boiling nicely, add already prepared Phal, one by one carefully.
*Put the Gas on medium flame, within 5 minutes, Phal will start floating on the surface. This means they are cooked and ready to serve.
*Switch off the Gas.
*In one serving bowl add 4..5 phal, add Dal, Garnish with lot's of Raw Onions, Tomatoes & Coriander.
1)You can use Raw Mango Or Kokum  Or Tamarind pulp instead of Lemon Juice.
2) You can replace Sugar by Jaggery.
3) Use Curry leaves for different flavour.
4) Serve by adding one teaspoon home made Ghee.


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