Saturday, 1 July 2017


Prep Time  : 15 mins
Cooking Time  : 10 mins
Serve  : 2

Pink masoor dal/lentil    -  1 cup
Water  -  3 cup
Wheat flour   -   1 cup
Turmeric powder  -  1/4 tsp
Carom seeds   -   a pinch
Onion seeds  -   a pinch
Salt   -  to taste
Oil  -  1 tbsp
For tempering
Cumin seeds   -   1/4 tsp
Garlic cloves  -  3 - 4
Clarified butter  -  2 tbsp

Rinse the masoor dal in running water. Add salt, turmeric powder and water in the masoor dal and place the dal in the pressure cooker
       We  prepare a dough for peethi. We mix carom seeds onion seeds, salt and one tsp oil in the wheat flour with the help of water to make a little stiff but smooth dough. Cover the dough and keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes. Divide the dough into 10 to 12 equal size balls. Now take one ball and give it a shape like patties or star shape. These pieces are known as peethi..
       Add all the star shape pieces into dal in the cooker. Close the lid  and pressure. Cook it over medium flame for one whistle and once the dal peethi gets ready switch off the gas.
         Heat clarified butter in a pan in a medium flame. Add cumin seeds and garlic cloves to crackle and mix in the dal peethi
      Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot in a deep serving bowl