Friday, May 18, 2007

new extended menu

dal roti introduces a new extended menu effective 18th may 2007. all the old favourates are there and a whole range of tandoori kebabs both for vegetarians and for non vegetarians.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

the basic dal - a recipe


225 g yellow lentils

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

75 g butter

½ teaspoon cumin seeds

1 medium onion, sliced

2 tomatoes, chopped

2 cloves garlic, sliced fine

1 green chilly chopped

1 tablespoon fine chopped coriander leaves

Salt to taste

  1. Rinse the lentils under running water, and then put into a pan with the turmeric, salt to taste and enough water to cover.
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. add chopped.tomatoes
  4. Turn down the heat and simmer, stirring from time to time, until they are soft
  5. Meanwhile, make a spiced butter by heating the butter in shallow pan.
  6. Add the cumin seeds and cook for a few sounds, then add the onion and garlic.
  7. Cook, until both are golden brown, stirring so they do not burn.
  8. Add the chilly and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  9. Pour the butter over the top and serve garnished with coriander leaves.
  10. Serve warm with rice or roti

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Monday, May 14, 2007

the first recipe - FIRNI


10 oz fresh milk

1 ½ oz rice flour

1 tablespoon ground almond

1 can ( 14 oz) evaporated milk

3 strands saffron

2 oz sugar

1 tablespoon rose water

1 tablespoon ground cardamom

1 ounce flaked almonds

1 oz dried apricots, finely chopped

  1. Put the fresh milk into a heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat.
  2. Mix the ground rice and ground almonds together and sprinkle evenly over the milk.
  3. Bring the milk to the boil, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the evaporated milk and sugar, stir and cook over a low heat for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Add the strands of saffron
  6. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool-stirring occasionally to prevent a skin forming on top.
  7. Stir in the rosewater and the ground cardamom.
  8. Reserve a few almonds, pistachios, and apricots for garnish, and stir the remaining ones into the pudding.
  9. Transfer the firni into a serving dish and top with the reserved fruit and nuts.
  10. Serve hot or cold.

A bit about Dal Roti

Dal Roti is a restaurant in Fort Cochin offering a window into the cuisine of the plains of North India. The food of the heartland of India covering the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh in it's traditional, rural village tradition is served through the day. The menu includes thali's a range of parathas, curries, rice dishes, kebabs, roti and sweets

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