Can anyone help me understand what is itli dal and mactte dal (I think, the letters are not entirely clear) ? The first look possibly like small split barley; the second look pretty much the same but yellow. Thank you!
Speaking of quinoa, I tried making pancakes with mung and quinoa which turned out great!
Dal -- search food52, another spelling is Dhal -- they're so good...
1 onion, diced,
1 potato boiled & diced/crumbled,
1 cup poha (rinsed & drained, allow to sit for about 1/2 hr to soften)
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
springs of either dill or cilantro, chopped
1 deseeded serrano chile minced
a pinch of turmeric & salt to taste
1/4 cup roasted peanuts crushed. (either salted or unsalted)
juice of 1 lime or lemon
heat the oil in skillet, when it smokes add the mustard & cumin, give a stir and add the onions & chile. when the onion softens, add the potato, turmeric & salt (undersalt, since there will be a layer from the peanuts later). combine & stir for a 2 minute & then dump the rehydrated poha, mix well so that the spices coat the poha evenly. sprinkle some water, set the flame to lowest setting, cover & cook for about 5-10 minutes. Add the crushed peanuts, chopped cilantro/dill & drizzle with lemon/lime juice before serving.
If you are looking for recipes to use these.. Be glad to give you pointers!