Navratna Dal, Moth Dal Tikkis aka Roti

>>  Sunday, May 12, 2013

Athamma was intent on making some Tikkis and she even had some lentils soaked. We wanted to use up some moth beans and navratna dals that were leftover. Whenever some lentil is lying around for a while, the first thing that Athamma wants to make are tikkis. She is very fond of this somehow and always insists on making with whatever she finds. 

On this occasion, she went ahead with soaking these and sprung on me quite unexpectedly. Since I had already planned on making something else for the dinner, I wasn't actually showing interest in that, however I was called in to check out the progress. She told that the tikkis were not holding its shape. 

We had to resort to getting the recipe back to shape. We added some flour and patted it down as rotis and had them for dinner instead. The taste was awesome and making it thin as rotis, ensured it was crispy and more crunchy.

Navratna Dal and Moth Dal Rotis

Ingredients Needed

Navratna Dal - 1 cup
Moth Dal - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Green chilies - 2 long
Onions - 1 medium
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp

Bread Crumbs for the Tikkis

Wheat flour/ Ragi flour for the Rotis

How to make the rotis

Wash and soak the dals overnight. Drain and grind to a coarse paste with green chilies. Mix in onions and let it rest for 10 mins.

Ideally if you are planning to make the tikkis, you need to add in either corn flour or other binding ingredients like potatoes, bread. This was skipped in this recipe, which resulted in the mix not holding it's shape.

We were planning to make pan fried tikkis, even that needs some binding to hold it up. Besides for making the rotis we added some flours and patted it down before cooking it.

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Uma May 12, 2013 at 6:44 PM  

using moth beans for cutlets is innovative..

Corporate to Kitchen May 12, 2013 at 8:25 PM  

That looks like a healthy filling Parata's.

Foodiliciousnan May 12, 2013 at 10:21 PM  

Oh this is very interesting. It is always fun (in retrospect) to make something else when original thing fails.

Saras May 13, 2013 at 2:12 AM  

Just love the recipe..looks so tempting

Suma Gandlur May 13, 2013 at 3:16 AM  

You guys ended up with nutritious, less greasy version instead. :)

Anu Shoj May 13, 2013 at 3:44 AM  

nice and healthy...
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Pavani N May 13, 2013 at 8:07 AM  

That looks like a nutritious & yummy kitchen disaster save.. The end product looks quite tasty.

Pallavi Purani May 13, 2013 at 12:03 PM  

I would have never thought of this one. Fantastic.

nayana May 13, 2013 at 12:19 PM  

healthy and yummy cutlets...
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Priya Srinivasan May 13, 2013 at 1:02 PM  

yummy n healthy!!!!

vaishali sabnani May 13, 2013 at 3:17 PM  

The new avtaar seems to be well done..some disasters are a must..they teach us to be innovative.

Manjula Bharath May 13, 2013 at 8:07 PM  

healthy and interesting :)

Nivedhanams Sowmya May 13, 2013 at 8:17 PM  

wow nice wway to use the sprouts.. was looking for options to use sprouts and this one is definetely a winner!!! thanks for sharing..
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Manju May 14, 2013 at 6:45 PM  

Good one with moth beans and other lentils.

Vanamala Hebbar May 14, 2013 at 10:33 PM  

sounds gr8 healthy too

Nalini's Kitchen May 16, 2013 at 1:09 AM  

sounds very interesting and inviting..

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi May 17, 2013 at 6:11 PM  

I was wondering what navratna dal is. Should google and check. Anyway these rotis sound very healthy!

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