It is a traditional dish of Rajasthani cuisine generally prepared with dals (lentils) and wheat flour as base ingredients..
Dal Dhokli is a spicy, satisfying, and sumptuous one pot meal made by boiling lightly spiced wheat flour dumplings in a lentil base. While dhokli is made from whole wheat flour aka chapati atta. Dough is made from atta with few spices. Then rolled into thin circle and press it to get circular shapes..Then for a final touch a spicy tempering is added to this cooked dal dhokli.
Dal Dhokli healthy because it has a lot of lentils which are rich in protein..It’s a easy method of making Dal Dhokli.. Kids will definitely love it ..
Do you want to learn the step by step recipe to make Dal Dhokli? Here is how to make Dal Dhokli recipe in traditional Rajasthani style..
Dough to make Dhokli:
1 cup Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Gram Flour
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
•1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
• A Pinch Of Asafetida (Hing)
2 tsp Oil
Salt To Taste
Water as Needed (to make a tight dough)
To Make Dal (lentil base) :
1 cup Chilka moong dal / Split green lentil
2 tsp chana dal (optional)
1 tsp ghee/
1 tsp cooking oil of choice
1 tsp cumin seeds
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp chopped garlic
6-7 curry leaves
2 green chili finely chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp turmeric/ haldi
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp lal mirch powder
A Pinch of hing Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Water as needed
1) Take a mixing bowl. Add all the dhokli ingredients Mix well, and add water and smooth dough. Leave it for 10 mins..
2) Now Divide the dough to make marble sized balls, and press them like a disc. Spread them in a plate separately. And set aside.
3) Make sure you place dhoklis in a wide dish/ plate so that they are not piling on top of each other. This is done to avoid them sticking together.
4)Take a big Kadai add water and boil.. Then add Split green lentil and channa Dal. Bring to boil..Now add dumplings slowly..
)Allow the Dal and dumplings to cook for 10-15 mins. It should have perfect thick soup consistency. Remember it will thicken as it cools.
Add more water if necessary to get desired consistency.
)Once it done..Heat ghee in a pan. Once the ghee is hot, add hing, cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds. Add curry leaves and garlic, green chilli and fry for a few seconds. Pour the tempering over the dal and give it a gentle mix.
7) Now Garnish the dal dhokli with fresh coriander (optional)
8) Just before serving add generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
9)Serve alongside with some pickle or papad.
1. Dal Dhokli will stay fresh for 2 days in the refrigerator. Just heat it up right before serving.
2. Dal Dhokli thickens as it cools. Especially if there are leftovers for next day. You may add some warm water later to get desired consistency.
3. Makes great office or school lunch pack or for dinner..
I’ve always had a sweet tooth, and wish to explore all the sweetness in the city. Recently, I wanted to celebrate my daughter’s birthday, and we decided to try out this new place, Cream Chemistry, located at multiple places in Chennai- Besant Nagar and Anna Nagar. We decided to visit the latter and to our surprise, the place was such well built with creative interiors, it impressed us on another level instantly.
The menu had so many variations and options of ice cream that it was hard to order anything specific, so we decided to order some, and were totally excited to try it out.
So, we tried out these few many ice creams and shakes.
1.KIWI LAND :
Simply, one of the best ice creams for all the kiwi lovers, the ice cream is mashed into four cylindrical rolls with the kiwi squash is used as dressing on top of the rolls gives it a very appealing look, wanting to gobble it as soon as possible.
The perfect flavour for the perfect season. Tango mango gives you a ripe and a fruitful ride through its khatta-meetha taste that gives a soothing and sparking flavour to your taste buds. It is definitely in my must-try list.
The word “OREO” itself makes us have an exceeding expectation from the product. To be honest it does not defy its expectations and gives us a good treat. The serving as usual was phenomenal. The chocolate sauce used for dressing, gives it a chocolatey taste to oreo, which makes it up a deadly combo!
As, the name suggests, people who love chocolate would love this. The serving consists of your favorite, chocolate ice cream rolled into, with a brownie cake on top of them, dipped in chocolate sauce gives it a mouth-watering and craves us. This one also features in my must-try list.
The most trending flavour currently around Chennai, and in this particular one, there is a fusion of charcoal and Nutella that creates such an irresistible taste. It is served with yummy and colourful sugar crunchies. Its our families favourite Icecream so far😍
6.NUTTY CHOCOLATE SHAKE:
The blend of nuts and chocolate and milk is always a mind-bobbling one, which can refresh any mind at any moment. This drink also has all the nutrients in the world that makes you feel energised and can fill your stomach. It is served in a ‘test-tube’ glass which looks appealing and phenomenal.
What can be better if we don’t end with a pan? The Pan Banaras is the hand-made ice cream where ingredients like gulkand, pan(squashed) and ice cream. Topped with white chocolate chips, gives it an amazing taste. This also makes to my must-try list.
On the whole, this was one of my greatest experience exploring stuffs in Chennai. I would also rank this place highest in terms of ice creams, a must-visit place with your friends and family
When I heard of TEASERS ♥️ , located at Forum Vijaya Mall , I was so much excited to visit the shop and try it …. Its a unique and creative outlet as the name says TEAsers, they make yummy drinks with the uniqueness of tea and bubble beads, which bursts and gives a unique flavour that your taste-buds cannot wait to relish. These innovative drinks are also healthy and delicious. We totally loved it to the core and enjoyed it.
History of TEAsers :
TEAsers offers an exotic variety of bubble tea with range of refreshing fruit flavours & milk based teas served with cold or hot tapioca bubbles/balls. This is a popular and evolutionary drink that is served with delicious nudge to tea infusions. They use freshly brewed tea leaves from the finest manufactures and the fruit flavours concentrates that go into the drink along with the popping bobas are acquired from their loyal established partners who manufacture the same with very high standards.
Woman behind TEAsers:
TEAsers has also expanded to online ordering and delivery. It boasts of signature products ranging from delicious double-chocolate pudding milk tea to healthy choices such as yakult green teas, with the added effort to lower the calories while maintaining the best value for its customers. All components are 100% vegetarian. The credits for coming up with this kind of an innovation goes to a woman, Ms. Kripa, who has set herself as an example for other women. TEAsers have been started in Vadapalani, Ambattur, Nungambakkam and Coimbatore. Best wishes Kripa for much more.
At TEAsers we call them “NaughTEA Bobas”. These are small juice balls that add the much needed twist to the drink. The shell is made from Seaweed extract, with delicious fruit burst flavours inside!
Tapioca pearls :
They are small marble sized black chewy toppings found at the bottom of your bubble tea. They can sometimes be found to be white or transparent depending on the ingredients of the pearl. We at TEAsers use the black pearl which includes sweet potato, cassava root and brown sugar.
Bubble TEA :
Bubble tea was originally created as a tea-based drink that was invented in the 1980’s in tea shops in Taichung, Taiwan. As in the name, most bubble tea drinks contain a tea base mixed with fruit flavor or milk. TEAsers introduces this wonderfully tasting drink to all age groups; from school going toddlers, fun loving youths, happily wedded couples and to the gracious grandparents. Bubble tea ,also known as pearl milk tea, bubble milk tea, boba tea, or simply boba. That’s an interesting one with so many varieties to choose. They had two major kinds, the one with the milk and the one without the milk. If you don’t like the smell of the milk then you can go for the one without the milk in which the flavours are strong. I personally loved the milk base though.
My favourite bubble tea :
After a dilemma, I finally came up with a drink that impressed me, I ordered based bubble tea with honey dew flavored with grape jelly . It was really wonderful and tempting. . Its immensely satisfying when the slippery balls stream up the straw and fill your mouth. You will find yourself slurping pointlessly (and loudly) at the dregs to hoover up every last drop, until you realize sadly that the experience was over.
I also tried Chocolate milk bubble tea with tapioca, Lychee fruit bubble tea with mango boba which were So yummy and totally refreshing!.. Both were upto the mark and of good quality: the tea was tasty, and the bubbles were nice and soft. You can choose the type of Bobas you want. There are the chewy ones, the soft ones like water bubbles, the jelly kinda ones and many other varieties of boba. They also serve Madras Mudka Tea , cookies and some other Hot Beverages too.
Melting cookie purely veg with vanilla icecream:
Cookies and vanilla ice-cream base are not as creamy as regular ice cream so when they melt, they do so cleaner and quicker,,, It was so delicious with the amazing ultimate melt in your mouth which makes us visit again and again..
I love this place the bubble tea is super tasty and is really good! Plus the atmosphere is super cute! It’s well decorated …. Even a diabetic can drink here! Just ask our Bubble makers to add half sugar or make it sugar free. I highly recommend this place!
Do you wanna enjoy your favourite vegan ice cream and natural popsicles to a Nature’s Basket near you. Now no worries as Eskopop popsicle has been started their small cozy joint on Barnaby road, Kilpauk. Its really a treat for the ice candy and ice cream lovers. Freshly made popsicles with a variety of pure flavors will surely make your day. So its time to nuke this summer heat with crazy cold fruit pops and shakes at Eskopop! Its time to bring your furry ones for a cold treat too!!! Eskopop is a joint for fitness minds as they serve popsicle 100%sugar free and made from real fruit. I was more in a mood to try coffee and chocolate flavours and would definitely go for fruit popsicles.
Remembering my chilhood days :
Eskopop Popsicles are serving to those childhood memories with more than 15 handcrafted flavors to your Popsicle which is simply too delicious and at the same time, quite healthy as well! They boast of fresh ingredients and no preservatives whatsoever. Good ambience and great hospitality. A must visit place.
History of Eskopop :
Eskopop is founded by Harshi and Rohan Kapadia in July 2017, Eskopop started with its first store in Koregaon Park, Pune. Armed with creativity, passion for food, entrepreneurial experience and the intent to serve for the sole purpose of building a community that appreciates and values the relish of natural foods.
Eskopop serves many natural flavors in popsicles like gauva with chilli, mango etc. I’ll recommend Jamun, peanut butter ,gauva and blueberry cheesecake.
My favourite Popsicle :
I totally love this popsicle and ice cream 100% recommend the Madagascar chocolate one with white chocolate topping.. it’s not too sweet and sugary and just full chocolate (unlike choco bar) we also love the fresh fruit options.. Make us feel like we have had a dessert without added sugar-rush guilt.
My favourite Shake:
I tried Beachy Lichi with coconut milk.. They are sweet and a bit floral, and they pair extremely well with coconut. The coconut cream on top is really delicious, my daughter loved it a lot.. It was healthy as well tummy full..
My favourite shots:
Jamun shot is the best and good for people who have diabetes.. Enjoy these shots but healthy too
All ice creams are made without preservatives, food colors or harmful chemicals. They have a wide variety of Vegan and sugar-free options. Its time to visit and have a blast of flavors in your mouth and also be health conscious as no harmful chemicals used. DifinItely try it with family & friends to try out best popsicles in town. We are fresh & fun. Keeping it healthy.
The popsicles won’t melt immediately giving you lots of time to enjoy the sweet treat. All the fruit flavours tasted exactly like the fruit. You can add your favourite toppings too 😍 It is priced slightly on the expensive side, but tastes really nice! You wouldn”t mind paying a bit extra for the good quality,hygiene and innovative flavours, would you?
Opening Last WeekEnd Dont miss to visit and have a blast of flavours in your mouth and also be health conscious as No harmful Chemicals Used!!!
Eskopop Kilpauk No. 17A/29, Barnaby Road, Kilpauk Chennai – 600010 (near Little White Kitchen)
Thank You Team ESKOPOP for making this one memorable experience for me
Mushroom manchurian recipe, a popular, restaurant style Indian Chinese mushroom starter that is simply delicious.. Mushroom manchurian is my favorite among mushroom starters Indian chinese style. Mushroom Manchurian is rich source of protein and hence it’s suitable to be served to kids. It is a great party food. if you love mushrooms you will love this dish.
15- 20 pieces long and thin cut Mushrooms
1/2 cup Corn flour
1/2 cup All purpose flour(maida)
1/2 tbsp Pepper
2 tsp Soya sauce
1/ 4 cup Spring onions
1/4 cup Capsicums
1 chopped Green chilli
1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Red chilli sauce
1/2 tbsp Green chill sauce
1/4 tbsp Vinegar
2 tbsp Tomato ketchup salt to taste
1) Prepare a batter
corn flour, all purpose flour(maida) , salt, pepper and a pinch of soya sauce taken in a bowl and mixed. Required amount of water is added in intervals and is beaten rapidly. make sure there are no lumps in the liquid batter.
2)Fry the mushroom
wash the mushrooms nicely and cut them thin and long. Now sprinkle some cornstarch powder on the mushrooms and mix them. Now put the mushrooms in the batter and mix them thoroughly. Now your mushrooms are ready to go into the frying pan. Take oil in the pan to deep fry the mushrooms, Deep fry the mushrooms until they turn brown and take them out and keep it aside.
3) Preparation of the sauce
take a little amount of oil and let it boil to low fry the vegetables. the veggies include finely chopped– spring onions, capsicums, ginger garlic paste, green chillis. Stir them rapidly until they turn brown.
4) Now add soya sauce, red chilli sauce, green chilli sauce, vinegar and tomato ketchup. mix them thoroughly. Now add the mushrooms in the sauce pan. mix thoroughly. For thickness of the sauce, mixture of cornflour and sauce is added to the pan.
YOUR DELICIOUS Mushroom Manchurian IS READY TO SERVE WITH A BIG SMILE.
Do you Want to have a Punjabi affair of food? And most importantly in Chennai? Then you have less to think about! Here’s a new restaurant with a Punjabi twist. The perfect decorum and mix up of spices in the best way possible, makes this restaurant one of the top picks in Chennai. When we entered the floor was quite full so I am glad we made a reservation ahead. The place is very vibrating, staff so helpful and friendly. The menu served here is mainly Indian and Chinese. One of the main reasons for its popularity is the delicious food items which are prepared using the correct blend of spices.
The most important factor of any restaurant anywhere in world would be, its venue and the interior designing of the place. “THE PATIALA HOUSE” ticks in all the boxes in the above aspects. Situated at Chetpet , this will become a sure shot hub of some amazing food.
Starting off with the starters, they provide multiple varieties of soups, off which the Manchow soup, hot & sour soup and lime coriander soups stands out from the rest.
They also got the best-in-town paneer classics that would definitely impress and to name a few of the top picks, Achari panner, Schezwan paneer and Dragon paneer.
Apart from paneer-classics some other mind-bobbling starters include Butter baby corn, Veg. Galoti kebab and stuffed dingri are the starters that you definitely shouldn’t miss. I bet you will be so much in love with the starters that you will repeat the order!! You must definitely try this new syringe paani puri..
Moving to the main course, the much awaited Punjabi star dish of Sarso Da Saag and Makkai Di Roti, and adding on to that, the combo of Pudina Paratha/Garlic Naan and the Patiala Paneer/dal makhani makes your tongue go crazy and is definitely worth a try.
The Punjabis however don’t crave much for rice-varieties but the PATIALA HOUSE does not lack in these varities and the Veg. Tawa Pulav is the best pick of all the rice varieties out there. The perfect blend of spices and paneer, makes it the must-have dish.
Finishing things on a sweet note is as important as how MS Dhoni finishes things for the Indian cricket team. Yes!! I am talking about the irresistible desserts! As expected, the lassi and chaas(buttermilk) would be on the cards for a typical Punjabi restaurant.
But the highlight of this restaurant is the varieties and combinations of the desserts. The types of lassi available were, Sweet Lassi, SPL. Lassi, Kaake di Lassi and others, of which these three I tried impressed me the most. The restaurant also offers handful varieties of ice-creams, mojitos and mocktails. The paan ice of Patiala house, is the best ever I have ever had. There is nothing better than that. The combinations of mojitos and mocktails also impress me the most and the names of these mocktails creates a different level of curiosity within us.
The Fire and Ice mocktail, as the name suggests is a blend of sweet and spice with sugar coated at the brim of the glass and chillies and ice cubes floating making the mocktail really spicy. It burns down the throat and gives you chills. Maybe they couldn’t have chosen a better name than this for this mocktail.
There are varieties of shots available too. The one that impressed me the most was the pan-flavoured shots. The other unique fact about this restaurant is that they offer sweet pan and other flavours of pan, making it a complete round- up of the ‘feels’ of northern India.
You can visit The Patiala House at 47/23, Ground Floor, Spurtank Road, Chetpet, Chennai
Phone no : 9043256117
Rate : 4.8/5
Price for 2 : 800
Open Today : 11.30 am – 3.30 pm , 7.00pm- 11.30 pm.
Overall was a good experience.
Must try for pure vegetarian.
PATIALA HOUSE is a nice place to enjoy some quality time. The food is of good quality and service is really nice. Me and my family had a amazing time . I will definetly visit again with friends . You can also visit this place with your gang of friends to enjoy a hearty meal. To avoid any hassles, you can also book your seats in advance. Patiala House offers food excellent service which cannot be matched by any other restaurants in the vicinity.
Brinjal sabzi provides all the nutrients required for your children and for elders in your family like your parents or in-laws staying with you. Actually brinjal is not only tasty but it has got tremendous health benefits and it can be made in various forms. Brinjal sabzi is widely made in Indian homes and definitely a delicious side dish recipe which goes really well with chapatis, roti & parathas. Its very quick and easy recipe and tastes just super delicious. If you are a brinjal lover, definitely you will love this recipe, so here it is…
8-10 Baby Eggplants
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 -3 tbsp tamarind extract
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
A pinch Asafoetida
1 tsp garlic
few curry leaves
Salt to taste
2 tsp Oil
Using a knife, chop off the head and discard the head…Wash and cut the brinjal into cubes. Soak them in a bowl of water to avoid discoloration.
Soak the tamarind in 2 tbsp of water for 10 minutes and extract the pulp. Take a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin seeds, a pinch of Asafoetida and few curry leaves.
Add garlic and stir well
Now add the spices, turmeric powder, chilli powder, ginger paste, garlic paste and salt.
Saute for 1 minute and add tamarind water.
Cook until the masala is cooked well and until oil starts releasing.
Add the cut brinjal pieces into the cooked masala, mix well and cook for few minutes.
Add about 1 small cup water and give a mix.
Close the pan and cook till the brinjals are cooked and releases oil.
Make sure that the brinjals do not get burnt or stick to the bottom of the pan.
Switch of the flame and transfer into a serving dish.
Serve hot baigan ki sabji recipe with rice or roti or parathas.
Buy fresh brinjals and put the cut brinjals in salt water or sprinkle salt all over the baingan pieces inorder to avoid the bitter taste after cooking.
Also do not compromise with oil, as baigan cooks with oil itself.
I have used tamarind extract I don’t like to use tomatoes..
In the heart of Chennai city, on Khadar Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam A must-try restaurant has been opened, named ‘Jugalbhandhi’ I heard about this newly opened restaurant and had an urge to try it as me being a foodie, I love exploring new food. The food is delicious and surprisingly Jain food is also lip smacking. Jugalbhandhi décor and ambience:
The ambience and interiors are just jaw dropping!!! The corridor leading towards the restaurant is decorated with an awesome colour combination and wall designs are just wow. Loved the whole time there. The walls are decorated with golden peacock feathers which leads to the door of the restaurant. The interiors of Jugalbandi are just wonderful – dimly lit and romantic, the lobby area has an attractive laughing buddha statue which gives a positive touch to the restaurant 🙂
The seating is comfortable with green colour sofas and with brown dinning tables. I must say, the restaurant offers one of the finest dining experiences in the city.
We go ahead and choose a place to sit and are ready to order lunch. The menu card is in royal green color printed with golden font describing the whole menu with the price list. To be honest, reading the menu itself was far more appealing as we went through, their mouth watering list of soups, starters and main course.Exploring the menu, a mixed Jain and non Jain north Indian dishes ,Italian, Chinese trespassing all the food items. We squabble for a minute and finally settle for the Manchow soup, Cream of mushroom ,Crispy lotus stem, Spring roll, Paneer Shola ,Paneer tikka for our starters with masala papads. Out of all I loved Crispy lotus stem so much.. Its really delicious. Its really a fabulous place to dine at. Extremely neat , and a good place for eating North Indian, Italian, Chinese food which comes with a great hospitality & staff.
The service was quite good and the staff is helpful as they run you through the menu patiently. Some of their must have dishes are , Paneer tikka masala, Cheese garlic naan, Laccha paratha, Veg dum biryani and Carrot halwa. It was evident that every dish’s ingredients are carefully sourced and selected to make sure the dish nears authenticity as much as possible. Also their mock tails were amazing. You can end your meal with a Hot Brownie served with Ice Cream which of course was quite tasty. Not only does their food taste delicious, their food presentation is artistic and impeccable.
Everything was good including the taste, quantity, quality & ambience. Good for families and groups.
Meal for two: Rs. 1,200
I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and family. Its really a super cool place. You will love clicking a hell lot of pictures.
Please do visit and get some fluffy and munchy love
These are my ratings for Jugalbhandhi:
Food – 4/5 Quantity – 4.5/5 Ambience – 5/5 Courtesy – 4/5 Service & waiting time – 4.5/5 Value for money – 5/5
Overall I would rate them 4.5 /5
Location: Jugalbhandhi restaurant is located at 20B, Khadar Nawaz Khan Road, 2nd Floor, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
You don’t need to wait for any occasion or festival to make this yummy dudhi halwa as it can be prepared at home in just few minutes and does not require any expert cooking skills… Lauki/Dhudi ka halwa is a rich Indian sweet made of bottle guord, milk, ghee , sugar and nuts.. Its so scrumptious and simple that you will definetly enjoy making it any time.. So try step by step picture and instructions given below and make your family happy…
Gourd – 1 (small) peeled and grated 1 big cup
Sugar – 1/2 ( small cup)
Milk – 1 big cup
Country Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Cashews – 5-10 pieces (cut into 4 pieces of a cashew nuts)
Almonds – 5-10 pieces (thin thin cut long)
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
1)Peel bottle gourd, wash and grate. You can also grind it in the food processor.
2)Take a pan, heat 1/4 cup ghee and roast few pieces of cashew and almonds till light brown.
3)Now add grated bottle guord and saute for 5 minutes.
4)Saute till the lauki shrinks slightly and changes colour.
5)Now add milk slowly and mix well
6)Cook for 10 minutes or cook till the milk get thickens and the lauki gets completely cooked.
7)Now add sugar and mix well…. Stir well and cook until the sugar melts and get thickens and forms a mass.
8)Now add cardamon powder and mix well.
9)Finally transfer Dhudi ka halwa to a bowl.. Garnish with the remaining cashewnuts and almonds. Serve hot or chilled.. Have thus steaming hot halwa anytime of the day or after your meals…
Firstly, grate the lauki leaving behind the seeds. else dudhi halwa doesn’t taste good.
Grate the Lauki and cook immediately or else it change it colour to black.
Keep stirring lauki halwa and cook on medium flame else there are chances to burn from bottom.
Lauki ka halwa taste great when prepared with desi ghee and served hot.
To store the halwa, let it cool down completely.. Then store in refrigerator to stay for 1 week..