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Here’s how you can make Sindhi dodoh with sorghum millet

Dodoh is ideal for a chilly winter morning.

Written by Shalini Rajani | New Delhi |
January 9, 2022 6:20:31 pm
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I have been asked many times if I can share some hacks as to how to make perfect Sindhi dodoh with gluten-free flours. This column is dedicated to my gluten-sensitive friends who want their everyday comfort meals with millets. Dodoh is ideal for a chilly winter morning, with a hot cup of kaada or tea.

It is extremely good for your gut. I always try to add seasonal veggies to my millet meals. There are, however, a few dos and don’ts that people need to know. Before I proceed, here are a few tips.

1. Learn about two-fist portions. If a dodoh meal exceeds two fists, start adding many winter veggies. Green garlic is my go-to ingredient. Like mint is for summers, green garlic is mandatory for winters.

2. Although mixing flour is not recommended, once in a while it is okay to use or mix cornmeal, pearl millet flour or even brown rice flour with your dodoh. I have enjoyed making dodoh with barnyard millet flour (freshly milled at home).

3. Always knead with warm or lukewarm water. Gluten free flours need some treatment and this helps the flour bind well.

4. Whatever veggies you are adding, hand-pound them so that their juices are released. This will make your dodoh much more flavourful.

5. Always spread the dough directly on the pre-heated and well-greased cast iron griddle. There is something about the little burnt, crisp and densely-textured dodoh.

6. Once done, cover it. I have used a heavy cast iron griddle. Any heavy base is good.

7. I have used the rolling pin to make it thinner. Although you can avoid this step, it is worth doing if you love thin dodoh. Just dunk them in your favourite dip or plain yogurt.

Sindhi dodoh with sorghum millet

Ingredients (dodoh)

(Makes 2 dodoh)

· ¾ cup freshly milled sorghum millet flour (jowar aata)
· 1 medium onion finely chopped
· ¼ cup fresh coriander leaves
· 1-2 medium green chili (finely-chopped)
· 1 medium tomato chunks
· ½ tbsp A2 ghee (or cold pressed sesame oil)
· ¼ tsp turmeric powder
· ¼ tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
· Rock salt to taste
· Finely-chopped fresh green garlic
· Lukewarm water to knead
· Cold-pressed oil or A2 ghee to grease

Method

1. In a mortar and pestle, hand-pound coarsely-chopped veggies.

2. Take all the ingredients and mix together to form a tight dough. Divide into two parts.

3. Now grease a hot cast iron pan (or any iron griddle). Moisten your hands with water and gently-pat one portion of the dough onto the griddle. On medium flame, try spreading it in circular shape with the help of your palm till it attains the size of an Indian flatbread (roti). Grease a bit more and cover it with a plate.

4. After 2-3 minutes, dodoh can be easily flipped; pour a little oil/ghee. Flip it again till you see the surface turning brown. Just be careful while flipping (refer to the video).

5. You can further flatten it with the help of a rolling pin. This enhances the taste.

6. Serve hot with dahi (yogurt) or any instant chutney. This time I enjoyed muj chetin, a Kashmiri dry chutney made with grated radish and chopped walnuts.

7. Enjoy the freshly made hot dodoh.

(Shalini Rajani is the founder of Crazy Kadchi. She holds innovative Millets Cooking Workshops for all age groups.)

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