Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dahi Phulkian ( Gram Flour Dumplings In Yogurt Sauce )


Dahi Phulkian ( Gram Flour Dumplings In Yogurt Sauce ) ... A refreshing and light summer meal. These are dumplings made of gram flour, topped with yogurt sauce, tempering and a sprinkle of chaat masala. Serve as a side dish or an appetizer.


Dahi Phulkian ( Gram Flour Dumplings In Yogurt Sauce )
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Serves : 6 - 8

Ingredients :

For Phulki ( Dumplings ) :

  • 1 cup gram flour ( besan )
  • 1/8 tsp.  baking soda or Sodium Bicarbonate
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp.  salt
  • 1 tsp.  red chilli powder
  • Pinch of nigella seeds ( kalonji )
  • 1/2 tsp.  cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp.  caraway seeds ( ajwaiin )
  • 1 tsp.  crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp.  dried pomegranate seeds ( anar dana )
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp.  fresh coriander leaves or mint leaves, chopped
  • Water, as required
  • Oil, for deep frying
For Yogurt Sauce :
  • 750 gm.  plain natural yogurt
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp.  red chili powder
  • Chaat masala, to taste
For Tempering :
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 4 - 5 large garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 - 3 whole dried red chillies, optional
  • Few curry leaves, optional
  • 1 tbsp.  cumin seeds   
Method :

For Phulki ( Dumplings ) :
  • Sift the gram flour in a bowl. Add soda, salt, red chilli powder, nigella seeds, cumin seeds and caraway seeds.
  • Add enough water, a little at a time, to make a medium thickness batter. Whisk thoroughly to remove lumps. The batter should not be very runny or very thick.
  • Add coriander seeds, pomegranate seeds, onion, green chillies and fresh coriander; mix well. Leave aside to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a wok or deep fryer on medium heat.
  • Drop in the batter a tablespoon at a time in oil and fry until golden brown, turn once or twice during frying.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on absorbent kitchen paper.
  • Add hot dumplings to yoghurt sauce, keep aside for 10 - 15 minutes so that dumplings absorb water and become soft.
  • Add tempering and sprinkle chaat masala before serving.
For Yogurt Sauce :
  • Whisk yogurt with 1/2 cup water, salt and red chilli powder to make a smooth paste.
For Tempering :
  • Heat oil in a small saucepan. Add garlic and fry till light golden.
  • Add dried red chillies, curry leaves and cumin seeds. Remove and add to the prepared dish.
Notes :
  • Adjust salt & spices according to taste.
  • If the yogurt sauce becomes too thick, add more water until the desired thickness is reached.

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27 comments :

  1. Oh my god I am almost craving to have a snack now .We usually make urad dal vada and soak in dahi but never had channa dal phulkiyan

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  2. Love the yogurt sauce. I think I'm going to try my hand at this tonight! xo

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  3. We make this with urad dal fritters..adding besan fritters is new to me! Nice pictures ambreen!

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  4. A favourite at my place this looks great :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  5. OMG! a tempting dish, yummy and delicious.

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  6. It looks just wonderful and I really wish I could taste it. I'm pretty sure I'd love it!
    You used some new herbs to me, and I'm curious so I'm going to try to find them here

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  7. Thank you Meena, Sangeetha, Anu, Colette, Mahi, Uru, Divya & Winnie :)

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  8. Looks yummy! Thanks so much for linking up to Do Something Crafty Friday on See Vanessa Craft!

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  9. Perfectly made curry.. Looks delicious and beautiful presentation..

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  10. Wow, I've never thought to add pomegranate seeds and nigella seeds to phulkiyaan! What an amazing combination!

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  11. That looks good, even if I haven't heard of half of it, lol. Thanks for coming by Foodie Friday!

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  12. Oh my goodness! This sounds amazing and if it were on a menu I wouldn't hesitate to order it. Wish I was this adventurous in the kitchen I have never deep fried anything. Sort of scares me but might have to make an exception so that I can try this out. Thank you for sharing Pinned it for when I want to take the plunge.

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  13. Awesome Ambreen.. Looks soo tempting :-)

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  14. Its not heavy as dahi vada n looks so tempting.

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  15. Thanks Vanessa, Maha, Sadaf, Henna, Adelina, Felissa, Nilu & Kitchen Queen :)

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  16. ¸.•°✿✿⊱彡

    Prato bonito, delicioso e muito leve.
    Ótima semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil.°✿⊱彡
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  17. o gog, y u killing me with this drrolworthy click..Yummo, absoloutely loved it..Kindly visit my new domain and continue ur support as ever..
    Kitchen Secrets and Snippets(formerly jellybelly-shanavi)

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  18. Wish I could grab them Ambreen.

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  19. Luv this, very tempting and droolworthy.

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  20. My hubby would love this recipe and even though they are fried, you don't use that much oil. Pinning to make. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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    1. Thank you so much Christie for your sweet comment. I'd love to hear how it turned out :)

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  21. Thanks for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Join us at 8:00PM tonight for this weeks party.
    Debi and Charly
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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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