Dal ka Dulha or the groom of lentils. Its such a beautiful name. It conjures up images of lentils decked up in their finest at their wedding. hahaha! I think its probably called that because of the crown shaped whole wheat dumplings swimming in it. Whatever the reason behind its name, what I love even more about this Chhattisgarhi, Bihari and UP speciality is how comforting it feels before you get started with a long busy day. Give this a good. It wont disappoint.
Is there anything more satisfying than having something deep fried, crisp and sweet in the mornings?! Probably not. But there is one thing that is a balm to me, and thats the Nepalese doughnut called Sel Roti. Its super light, super crisp, and mildly sweet and more than that, its so much fun to make and shape. The more talented Nepalese makers of Sel Roti might call my skill in forming the doughnut like rings, amateurish. But I tend to channel my inner Jackson Pollock as I drop the banana, rice, cardamom and butter dough into bubbling hot oil. It’s purrrfect. If you feel your inner Jackson Pollock is calling out to you at breakfast for something deep fried, crisp and sweet, give this one a go. They say Sel Rotis lasts forever, but these won’t and you’d kick yourself for not doubling the quantities I’m going to be telling you.