Athamma was intent on making some Tikkis and she even had some lentils soaked. We wanted to use up some moth beans
and navratna dals that were leftover. Whenever some lentil is lying around for a while, the first thing that Athamma wants to make are tikkis. She is very fond of this somehow and always insists on making with whatever she finds.
On this occasion, she went ahead with soaking these and sprung on me quite unexpectedly. Since I had already planned on making something else for the dinner, I wasn’t actually showing interest in that, however I was called in to check out the progress. She told that the tikkis were not holding its shape.
We had to resort to getting the recipe back to shape. We added some flour and patted it down as rotis and had them for dinner instead. The taste was awesome and making it thin as rotis, ensured it was crispy and more crunchy.
Navratna Dal and Moth Dal Rotis
Navratna Dal – 1 cup
Moth Dal – 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Green chilies – 2 long
Onions – 1 medium
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Bread Crumbs for the Tikkis
Wheat flour/ Ragi flour for the Rotis
How to make the rotis
Wash and soak the dals overnight. Drain and grind to a coarse paste with green chilies. Mix in onions and let it rest for 10 mins.
Ideally if you are planning to make the tikkis, you need to add in either corn flour or other binding ingredients like potatoes, bread. This was skipped in this recipe, which resulted in the mix not holding it’s shape.
We were planning to make pan fried tikkis, even that needs some binding to hold it up. Besides for making the rotis we added some flours and patted it down before cooking it.
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Navratna Dal, Moth Dal Tikkis aka Roti