Dhalpurie Roti

Summer/Fall 2006

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 cup yellow split peas


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a pan. Add cumin seed and garlic. Cook until garlic is almost burnt.
  2. Add water with salt to taste and bring to a boil.
  3. Add curry powder and yellow split peas and allow to simmer until completely soft.
  4. Strain lightly through a sieve.
  5. When cold, mash the peas completely with a fork.
  6. Form the roti mixture (see recipe) into a ball, make a deep hole through the middleand place some of the dhal (split pea) mixture inside.
  7. Close the opening of the hole by pinching and roll out on a floured board.
  8. Place the flattened dough on a hot, lightly oiled tawa or griddle and cook on both side - about 1 1/2 minutes per side.

-By Moby Dick Restaurant

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