Bhapouri

Bhapouri

Steamed lentil dumpling curry

Ingredients

For Bhaupouri

  • 200 grams Bengal gram / chana dal, soaked overnight
  • 100 grams Urad dal, soaked overnight
  • 7 Kashmiri whole red chilies
  • 3 teaspoons Amchoor / dry mango powder
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds

For Gravy

  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 2 onions, medium sliced
  • 3 tomatoes, medium sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 Kashmiri red chilies
  • 150 grams yoghurt, whisked well
  • Salt as required
  • 1 inch ginger piece
  • 6 cloves garlic

Instructions

  1. Drain and grind dal along with garlic, chillies, cumin seeds, amchur and salt without adding any water to coarse paste.
  2. Drop teaspoonful of paste over perforated plate. Place it inside a steamer and steam for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Grind gravy ingredients except oil, salt and yogurt with little water to masala paste.
  4. Oil roast masala paste for 4-5 minutes. Add whisked yogurt and stir.
  5. Adjust taste with salt and consistency with water. Cook covered for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Dunk steamed dumpling in the gravy and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve Bhapouri hot along with roti.

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