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Recipe: How to make Mixed Dal Farre

By BETHICA DAS
December 01, 2020 13:25 IST
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These healthy small bites can be either boiled or steamed and then stir fried.

"They are ideal as a tea-time snack," says Bethica Das who shared the recipe.

Mixed Dal Farre

Ingredients

For the dough

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Water as needed

For the stuffing

  • ½ cup mixed lentils, soaked overnight
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • ½" ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • A handful of coriander leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste

For the tempering

  • 2 tbsp oil + 1 tsp  
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves

Method

For the dough

  • In a bowl mix together whole wheat flour, salt and oil.
    Add water, little at a time, and knead to a tight dough.
    Cover with a wet cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.

For the stuffing

  • Blend together the soaked dal, ginger, garlic, green chillies and cumin seeds into a coarse paste.
    Do not add any water.
    Add the rest of the ingredients and keep separate.

For the farre

  • Divide the dough into equal small balls.
    Roll and flatten each of the balls like a poori.
    Place some of the stuffing and seal all the edges with a fork.
    Fill all the farre and keep aside.
  • In a pan bring sufficient water to boil.
    Add some salt and 1 tsp oil.
    Gently drop the stuffed farre and boil for 15 minutes.
    When done, remove with a spoon and keep aside.
    After it cools, cut into pieces and keep aside.

For the tempering

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
    After it stops spluttering, add chilli powder and give it a stir.
  • Add the farre pieces and give it a toss.
    Stir fry for a minute and switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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