Jharkhand Dal Peethi Recipe

Dal Peethi is an authentic complete meal from Jharkhand Bihar region. It is basically flowery shaped wheat dumpling simmered in a lentil based soup. Though its very simple to make but tastes awesome when served hot.   Yellow Moong Dal (Split), Masoor Dal (Whole), Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Red Chilli powder, Garlic, Onion, Garam masala powder, Ghee, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Asafoetida (hing), Dry Red Chilli, Salt, Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Salt   For the dal 2 tablespoon Yellow Moong Dal (Split) 2 tablespoon Masoor Dal (Whole) 2 tablespoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon Garlic , paste 1 Onion , chopped 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder 1 tablespoon Ghee 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1 Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch 1 Dry Red Chilli Salt , to taste For the dumplings 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour Water , as required to make a dough  Salt , a pinch     20   20     To begin making the Jharkhand Dal Peethi recipe, knead the wheat flour with enough water to make a soft dough, keep aside to rest for some time. In a pressure cooker, take all the dals together, wash and add the turmeric powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, salt and cook with 4-5 cups of water up to 4 whistles.While the dal is cooking we can make the dumplings. Roll out small discs from the dough and bring the ends together to the middle leaving the center hollow just like a flower shape. Once the pressure releases, add the peethi into the cooked dal and cook on low heat. If dal has thickened, add water to adjust consistency. Cook on low flame till the dumplings get cooked.  To temper, heat oil in a small pan. Add cumin seeds, hing, red chilli powder, garlic pieces and chopped onions.Saute til onions turns golden, now pour this tempering to the dal peethi. Dal peethi is ready to enjoy. Serve Dal Peethi along with Boondi Raita, Phulka and Kachumber Salad for a weekday meal.