This is one of my favorite one pot meal dish which is not very popular. It is very healthy and easy to make. The main ingredient of this dish is horse gram flour. Horse gram is the most protein-rich lentil which is high in iron, calcium. In fact, horse gram has the highest calcium content among pulses and is one of the richest vegetarian sources of protein. It is low in fat and high in carbohydrate content, low in lipid and sodium content, and its slow digestible starch make ideal for diabetic and obesity patients.
My mom always makes this dish. When she makes, the taste of this dish is heavenly. Here in US we don’t get horse gram flour which is why I specifically asked my mom to send it from India, So I can enjoy it here. I tried to make it using my moms recipe but somehow it didn’t taste like my mom’s does. But still, I’m happy that I can enjoy it here. This dish is perfect winters to control the body temperature.
1/2 Cup Kulith flour
1/4-1/2 Tsp oil for dough
2 garlic cloves
1/4th tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
2-4 green chilies(or as per desired taste)
1 Tbsp coriander
1/4 Tsp cumin seeds
1 Garlic clove, crushed
2-3 Green chilies (make paste/ chopped)(optional)
2 1/2 Tbsp crushed peanut/ peanut powder
2 1/2 cup water for soup
1/2 Tbsp oil for tadka
chopped coriander for garnishing
In mixer jar, take all the ingredients mentioned in the ‘paste’. Grind it coarsely to fine paste by adding little water(1-2 Tbsp). In a bowl take kulith/horsgram flour, oil mentioned for dough, add grounded paste and try to make stiff , pliable dough(take little water(2-3 Tbsp) to wash mixer jar, add it to dough only if needed).
In deep vessel, heat oil. Make tadka using jeera. Add garlic and green chili paste, saute for 30 sec on low. Now add water, turn the heat on high and let it boil. Meanwhile, take a small portion of dough and make medium thick snake/noodle using both palms or on flat surface and add it to boiling water, reduce the heat to medium. Make noodles of remaining dough and add it to boiling water. Cover the lid, reduce heat to medium low and let it cook (it will take around 10-13 minutes). Remove the lid, add crushed peanuts and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve hot with bajarichi bhakari, roti or enjoy it just as it is.
1) This dish need fine flour of horse gram.
2) This taste awesome, if it’s spicy/hot. But one can make it medium spicy.
3) Too thick noodles will need more cooking time, where Thin noodle may melt in water.
4) Peanut powder adds crunch in this recipe but if someone doesn’t like it, simply skip it.