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A pot of pulses seasoned with simple spices was lit up with firewood and simmered for several hours to make this dal preparation. The cooks would have a meal ready around the time the maharaja returned from shikaar. It would consist of this dal, along with a meat preparation eaten with rotis. This is a quicker version of the traditional recipe but tastes just as delicious.
Pandoli is a Gujarati snack cooked in a unique style using a double boiler. Chola dal reinforces this recipe with nutrients like proteins, calcium, iron, and folic acid. However, it is very important to soak the dal for a few hours to increase its digestibility. You can also make pandolis in moulds. I have added spinach to make the pandolis interesting and colourful; actually, you can add any leafy vegetable of your choice.
Chilas are pancakes unique to the desert province of Rajasthan. This recipe is of Bengal gram flour chilas stuffed with cubes of paneer, crunchy green peas and tangy tomatoes, tossed together with a dash of chilli and cumin seeds. At home, we often make besan chilas with onions, tomatoes, coriander and chillies. This recipe however transforms the same old chila into a delightful chaat for your family and friends.