Sunday, June 22, 2014

Can you guess the dish? #Borosil #MyBeautifulFood

Let’s play a little game,
A little game of guessing. 
You need to figure out the dish in description.
Leave your answers in the comments below, 
that at which #clue did you crack it.

No scrolling down,
No cheating,
Or else the curse of #StinkyGas will haunt you for the rest of your life….

It’s a one pot meal.
Full of carbs'n'proteins.   

Fleshly rolled out seasoned pasta, cut into stripes.
Served in a succulent lentil sauce.

  It's a perfect balance of flavors’
Subtle notes of sweet and sour hit your palette in all the right spots.

The tempering of the sauce is of prime importance.
Melting clarified butter,
cackling mustard,
roasting cumin,
fiery chilly  
and that dash of asafoetida at the end.
Adds to the perfect climax of the senses.

Toss the raw strips of pasta it into the lentil sauce.
Let them soak and take in all that golden goodness. 
Stir occasionally but delicately,
make sure the pasta is thoroughly cooked.
Keeping it al dente here is not such a good idea.
But be sure not to overcook unless you are looking to serve a sludge.

A final taste test,
Once your happy with the consistency,
Quickly plate it.
Remember the longer it sits getting cold, the more gloppy it gets.
To avoid this, 
It's best to serve it in a high quality microwaveable serving bowl.
This not only make reheating easy 
but will also up your glamor quotient as a host. 

Top it off with fresh coriander,
with some onions and a lemon wedge at the side :)
serve it HOT!

The reveal:

The DalDhokli
The national dish of Guju's on Sunday's 
Whole wheat dhoklis bathed in a succulent sweet and sour Guajarati dal,
The onions provide the perfect bite and the lemon that perfect acidity to the dish
One bowl full is enough to make you warm and fuzzy inside..
The best place to sample it is at home,
the way MOM makes it.
Only if she is Gujarati of course;)

The diagnosis:

If you cracked it 

@1   Shut up , you have clearly cheated.

@2-4  You are clearly a Gujarati , or you had a Gujarati neighbor or
A Gujarati girlfriend or you were a Gujarati in your past life.

@5-6 if you are a Gujarati and that’s where you cracked it , I have serious doubts about your ethnicity. For a non Guju, kudos brother!

@7  well, about time!

@clueless until the final reveal, or at some point you though I was talking about some exotic Italian affair,  then its time you stop watching
MasterChef Australia and subscribe to everything TarlaDalal *R.I.P.*

This little game of alphabet soup was in association with Indiblogger and Borosil.
The same people who make test-tubes, microwavable’s and more.
A little style with great quality can never hurt.
It just adds a dash of drama to your good ol drab GharKaKhana.


Ankita Bhatia Dhawan said...

loved your post and no... i did not get it!

Disha Kotak said...

Too bad I sugest you get cracking then :)

rahul said...

I didn't figure it out since i am not an amchi gujju like you

Disha Kotak said...

rahul, you don't know what your missing

i NumeroUnity said...

Brilliant...The post is sooo tasty and appetizing that I really want to eat Daal Dhokli now or every time I read it. Way to go Disha!

Disha Kotak said...

Aww that is so sweet of you to say that , the next time we meet will carry a batch :)

priya singh said...

Am embarrassed,
I thought it's some Italian pasta with some fusion tadka :(
I clearly don't know my cuisines.

Come to think of it, dhokli is pasta in its rustic forms...
Trala Dalal here I come; p

Disha Kotak said...

haha priya it was a bit of a googly!

Bushra M said...

Never eaten dhokla. Never tasted, I was clearly clueless! Lovely post Disha :)

Disha Kotak said...

Its not dhokla, its dhokli , world of a difference
You dont know what you'r missing.
Send me your address will post you some:)

ajeet ramani said...

i got it at clue #6 ,
don't tell my mom about it...
just had it last week , and man!
nothing beats a daldhokli , specially in rains.

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