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Dal & Pea puri recipe is the version where the Indian bread is very pillowy, soft and stuffed with a mixture of seasoned split dal, peas and spices. In north Indian cuisine, this dish is specially prepared during weddings, fairs and get together. Dal & Pea puri is also commonly called as the Dalpuri. There are a lot variations of Dalpuri. It can be made with pigeon peas, Chick pea and Moong lentils, still retaining the same name as dal means legume or pulse in Hindi. This dish can be eaten anytime during breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

Dal & Pea puri is an excellent, healthy and nutritious snack loaded with numerous nutritional benefits. Dalpuri is considered a staple in India and other areas of South Asia, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This dish has since spread to other areas of the world along with the migration of Indians to other countries. 

Puri or Poori is an unleavened Indian bread commonly eaten in Pakistan, Indian and other countries of South Asia. Generally, it is eaten for breakfast or as a snack or light meal. Puri was actually derived from south India and is a staple food for the Malayalam community. The name puri is derived from the Sanskrit word pura which means filled. It is usually served at special or ceremonial functions as part of ceremonial rituals along with other vegetarian food offered in prayer as prasadam. Puri halwa is one of the popular delicacies that is offered as Prasad during any auspicious ritual. Puri can be served with halwa, kormachana masala, dal, potato based curriessrikhand, basundi. Some parts of India, puri is also served with a mixed vegetable dish that is prepared during puja, and with kheer.

Dal is one of several popular ingredients, generally available in each and every house in South Asian countries. Dal is a preparation of pulses that have been removed of the outer shell and split. The hulling of the pulse would be to enhance digestibility and palatability. There are lots of verities of pulses in India & Pakistan. Such as Toor dal, Moong dal, Masoor dal, Chana dal, Urad dal and many more. These dals or lentils used to make thousands of mouthwatering dishes for all-time meals- Breakfast to Dinner. Some of the amazing dishes are Urad dal ladoo, Dosa, Boondi ladoo,  Mysore Bajji, Vada, Kheema channa dal, Tangy curry kata meeta dal, Palak moong dal fry, Moong dal pakoda, Moong dal halwa, Hyderabadi Khichdi, Dal makhani, Masoorchi amti, Masoor dal sprouted salad, Masoor dal tikki, Kandi podi, Tadka ma di dal, Red gram pulao and lot more..

The pea is most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed-pod of the pod fruit Pisum sativum.  The cute little green small balls are starchy, sweet to taste and are one of the ancient cultivated vegetables grown for their succulent nutritious green-pods. They probably originated in the sub-Himalayan plains of north-west India. Each pod contains several peas. The immature peas are used as a vegetable, fresh, frozen or canned. A pea is a most commonly green, occasionally golden yellow, or infrequently purple pod-shaped vegetable, widely grown as a cool season vegetable crop. They do not thrive in the summer heat of warmer temperate and lowland tropical climates, but do grow well in cooler, high altitude, tropical areas. The annual 'Peasenhall Pea Festival' in the English village of Peasenhall, Suffolk attracts hundreds of visitors every year, with events such as Pea Shooting, the World Pea Podding Championships and National Pea Eating competition. In 2012, the Pea Festival had an OlymPEAn theme, celebrating the London 2012 Olympics. Peas are used in wide varieties of recipes like, Kheema Mattar, BabyCorn Mushroom Peas , Green Peas Paratha, Peas Masala, Tomato Kurma With Green Peas, Green Peas Poori, Mushrooms Peas And Spring Onions, Aloo Mutter Samosa, Green Peas Soup, Kaju Matar Usal, Cabbage Peas Curry, Green Peas Uthappam, Green Peas And Paneer Dal, Peas Roti, Green Peas And Saag Masala Curry and many more..

Whole wheat flour is essential component for making of puris. The whole-wheat flour includes a sweet, nutty taste produced from the wheat kernels. Wheat is a staple food in north India and substantially useful for preparing numerous Indian flat breads which includes roti, chapatti, paratha, naan and so on. Apart this, wheat flour is also important to prepare amazing recipes, such as Wheat bundi Payasam, Wheat flour dosa with egg & cheese, Masala Atta papad, Wheat flour attu, Poori laddu, Wheat flour sev, Wheat flour & cheese cookies, Eggless banana bread, ect.

Health Tips:

  • Dals are very good to health and a rich source of fiber, folate, protein and other vitamins and minerals.
  • Dals are a good source of iron. Iron is particularly important for adolescents and pregnant women, whose requirements for it are increased.
  • Dal supplies Folic acid, helps with healthy brain function and the production of DNA.
  • Green peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
  • Fresh, tender peas are relatively low in calories on comparison to beans, and cowpeas.
  • Fresh pea pods are an excellent source of folic acid. Studies suggest that adequate folate rich foods when given to expectant mothers would help prevent neural tube defects in their newborn babies.
  • Peas contain high amounts of a health-protective polyphenol called coumestrol. A study in Mexico City determined you only need 2 milligrams per day of this phytonutrient to prevent stomach cancer.
  • Just one cup of peas contains 44% of your Vitamin K which helps to anchor calcium inside the bones. It’s B vitamins also help to prevent osteoporosis.
  • The niacin in peas helps reduce, the production of triglycerides and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein, which results in in less bad cholesterol, increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and lowered triglycerides.
  • The wheat flour is an excellent source of fiber, protein, minerals, vitamin B and vitamin E.

Dalpuri is a simple dish yet very delicious and nutritious. Do try this recipe and gain the benefits of staying fit and eating healthy.

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