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A nice combination of dal and wheat dumplings. Great to cook on lazy days when not in mood to cook rice, sabzi. It includes dal, wheat roti, its a full meal by itself.

Preparation time : 20 mts
Cooking time : 30 mts
Serves : 4 people


  • 2 cups Toor Dal boiled and mashed
  • 1 tsp Gee and 1 tsp Oil
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Methi seeds
  • pinch of Hing
  • 6 to 7 Curry Leaves
  • 2 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Goda or Garam Masala
  • 1/4 cup tamarind pulp
  • 2 tsp Jaggery or Gudh
  • 2 cups Whole wheat flour
  • Salt to taste
Varanfal - Chakolya


  • Wash and pressure cook toor dal until its cooked.
  • Take whole wheat flour, add some salt and knead stiff sough adding small amount of water at a time. Let it rest for 10 mts.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, methi seeds, pinch of hing, curry leaves, garlic paste and saute till garlic gets nice golden color.
  • Add green chillis and boiled dal, mix, add water, chopped tomatoes, add goda masala, add red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, mix.
  • Add tamarind pulp, jaggery, mix and cook on low heat.
  • Make small golf ball size from dough and roll it very thin, cut with knife in to desired shape and drop them in to dal mixture.
  • After adding all dumplings mix well, cover and cook on medium heat for 15 to 20 mts till dumplings are cooked.
  • Serve with pickle, chutney and papad!


  • It starts to thicken as time goes so add water accordingly.
  • Once you add all spices and check for seasoning.

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