Steamed Wheat Rotis and Daal Fry

There are so many exciting events on in the blogosphere and I'm sure all of us are busy deciding what to make for which event. I made these dishes long ago but hadn't got a chance to post them, so decided to do them now.

Steamed Wheat Rotis

These are not your ordinary chapathis. Wheat flour is steamed/cooked in boiling water and then made into a dough.

You will need:

2 Cups Wheat Flour

2 Cups Water

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Oil

Bring water to a boil. Add the salt and oil. Place a wooden spoon in the pot and then add the wheat flour. Do not stir. Reduce heat to low and let cook for 15 minutes uncovered. Turn off heat and stir quickly using the wooden spoon to make a lump free soft dough. Knead the dough while its hot. Roll into large flat rounds, larger than regular chapathis. As you roast them on a hot pan, the dough tends to shrink, so make big ones. Serve hot with Daal Fry.

The kneaded dough dries out quickly so keep unused dough covered with a wet cloth till ready to use or when rolling the rotis.

Daal Fry

Daal Fry is a very good combination with these Steamed Wheat Rotis, for lack of a better name the dish has been christened Daal Fry

1 cup Tuar dal

5-6 Dry red chillies

1 onion cubed

4-5 Garlic pods chopped

1 tsp Whole pepper

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tsp Cumin seeds

Few curry leaves

2 tbsp oil

Salt to taste

½ tsp Tamarind paste

2-3 cups Water

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin and mustard seeds, when it begins to splutter add the whole pepper, dry red chillies and the curry leaves. Saute for a minute and then add the chopped garlic and onions. Saute for 3-4 minutes till onions are soft and garlic is light brown. Now add the washed, drained Tuar Dal and sauté for 2 minutes. Add water, stir and close cooker lid. Place weight on lid and cook on high, 3 whistles.

Let cool a little, add tamarind paste and salt, bring to a boil. Serve hot with Wheat Rotis. Sautéing the Tuar Dal brings a unique flavour to the dish.

Daal Fry is my entry to "JFI- Toor Dal" hosted by Linda of Out of the Garden . Daal Fry is a one pot dish and can be made in as little as 30-35 minutes (counting the pressure cooking part too)

Steamed Wheat Rotis is my entry to the "Powerless Cooking" event hosted by Easy Cooking Blog


  1. ohh my hubby all time fav dinner....he used to cook this dal fry when he was a bachelor...After our marriage ,the first recipe i tried was this...Under his supervision...Really very taste...gud entries

  2. We make akki rotti and Jolad rotti like that too, easy for me!:)
    Dal fry looks great too. Great entries. Enjoy!:))

  3. namratha..the rotis are new to me..kudos to you to try something different..both the dal and rotis look great!

  4. The rotis are new to me tooo ... they look delicious with dal fry.Thanks for sending in the entries

  5. Never heard of making the bread like that, it looks really good!

  6. I should try this rotis namratha...Thanks for sharing...:))
    Did SRA approved ur entry ..?Coz she rejected my dhal fry as she hav mentioned no dal dishes....:-(

  7. awesome combo namratha..:)

  8. Comforting combo, I usually do akki roti like this, but doing with wheat flour looks so soft. I'll make this for dinner tonight. Thanks

  9. This is really interesting - never tried these steamed rotis. Thanks for the idea :)

  10. those roties are very new yhanks for sharing

  11. Hi Namratha, very interesting recipe for that wheat bread! I will have to try sometime -- dal fry looks delicious, too :)

  12. Oh that's so nice Remya...:)

    Yup Asha, we make Akki roti like this you said easy as ever...hehe

    thanks Rajitha, you should try the Rotis, they taste so diff though its only wheat flour...

    Thanks Easy :)

    Try them Meeso, not too hard :-D

  13. thanks Raks, do try them..and bad luck she disapproved my entry as well :( Actually in her main post there is no mention of lentils/dals but later I read the comments, where she has mentioned no dals.... gotta think of something else now!

  14. Siri, thanks!

    Madhu, do try them and lemme know how they turn out..

    thanks Kaykat

    Sagari and Linda, try it

  15. Namratha, so do the rotis taste different because of this method? Very interesting. and the dhal fry looks very good.

  16. Yumm Daal fry looks delicious.

  17. OH! steamed chapatis :) thats new to me.. yeah we make akki n ragi rotti like this but never thought of wheat rotti!! nice n dal simple n tasty always!!!

  18. Hi Namratha, I'm so glad you sent this yummy dal fry to JFI -- thank you! :)

  19. First time hearing about Bombay gojju, I thik this is also called Aloo masala. Very delicious combo with idlies and dosas. Looks very tempting too.


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