Varan Phala- (Wheat flour dumplings cooked in yellow lentil curry)
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For the Dal(Lentil curry)
  • 1cup Toor dal(Arhar dal,Yellow lentils)
  • 2 u2019 2tsps coconut seedspiece dried and cumene coarsely ground together
  • 8 – 10 Kokumpieces dry
  • 1tbsp jaggerycrushed
  • 1tsp MasalaMaharashtrian kala
  • 1tsp chillydry red powder
  • 1tsp mustard seeds
  • xbdtsp turmericpowder
  • 2tsp oil
  • Saltas per taste
For the Wheat flour Dumplings
  1. For the Dal(curry):Pressure cook the Toor dal with 2 xbd cups water , xbd tsp turmeric powder and few drops oil. Turmeric and oil drops help the dal cook faster.
  2. In a pan heat 2 tsp oil.Add the mustard seeds.Once they crackle add the coconut – cumene mixture.Add the cooked dal .
  3. Add the chilli powder, kala Masala , jaggery ,Kokum and salt.Let it boil for some time
  4. For the Wheat flour dumplings:Mix all ingredients for the wheat flour dumplings and knead it into a soft pliable dough.
  5. Divide the dough into two balls. Roll out each ball on a flat surface into a thin big circle. Use dry wheat flour for dusting if required.
  6. Cut the rolled circle into small squares with a knife.
  7. Drop the squares in the boiling dal one by one.Boil for 12-15 minutes after all the squares have been dropped.
  8. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes

Varan Phala tastes best when eaten hot.You can add a tsp of ghee to enhance the flavour.With a spoon or hand take a square along with some curry and eat..hmmm..yummy…

Veggies like beans or carrots can be added to the dal for variation.

Thanks Indira for such an innovative and wonderful idea.