dal dhokli recipe | how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli

dal dhokli recipe | how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli with detailed photo and video recipe. a traditional gujarati one pot meal recipe made with toor dal and wheat dough. it is one pot meal which is served and does not need any rice or flatbread with it as it does contain both. having said that it can be served as a side dish too with rice and or roti chapati and thus making a complete meal.
dal dhokli recipedal dhokli recipe | how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli with step by step photo and video recipe. there are myriad dal recipes made with different types of lentil for different purposes. but none of them is a one-pot meal and does require an accompany like rice or chapati. but this recipe of dal dhokli is unique as it is made with the combination of lentil and wheat to make it a complete meal.

well, i make types of dal dhokli recipe on day to day basis with my leftover dal and leftover roti/chapatis. but it is an ad-hoc recipe where i do not follow the traditional approach and mix with whatever leftover dish available. whereas in this recipe, i have followed the authentic gujarati style where i have added uncooked roti directly to the boiling dal curry. also, i have prepared the dal specific to dhokli recipe respecting the authentic style.

how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli

furthermore, some tips, suggestions, and variations to this authentic gujarati dal dhokli recipe. firstly, ensure to roll thin dhoklis as the thick one would require more time to cook in dal. moreover, uncooked dhokli may create indigestion problems after consumption. secondly, add the thin dhokli one by and do not overcrowd it dal soup. overcrowding may result in dhokli sticking to each other and my form lump while boiling. lastly, the combination of wheat and lentil would make the curry thick when it cools down. hence you may need to add water and bring it desired consistency if you are serving it for later.

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dal dhokli recipe | how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli

4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: dal
Cuisine: gujarat
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easy dal dhokli recipe | how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli

Ingredients

for dal:

  • ½ cup toor dal, rinsed
  • cup water
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 chilli, broken
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • cup water
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp coriander pwoder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • small piece jaggery / gud
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

for dhokli:

  • 1 cup wheat flour / atta
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½  tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

  • in a large kadai heat 1 tsp ghee and splutter tempering.
  • further add 1 tomato, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  • add in cooked dal, 1½ cup water and mix well adjusting consistency as required.
  • also add ¼ tsp turmeric, ¾ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ¼ tsp garam masala.
  • combine well making sure all the spices are mixed well.
  • additionally add cooked peanuts, small piece jaggery, ¾ tsp salt and 1 tsp lemon juice.
  • once the dal comes to a boil, drop in dhokli pieces and give a good mix well.
  • cover and boil for 10-15 minutes or until dhokli is cooked completely.
  • finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy dal dhokli with hot steamed rice.
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how to make dal dhokli with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a cooker take ½ cup toor dal, 1½ cup water, 1 tsp oil.
    dal dhokli recipe
  2. in a small bowl keep 2 tbsp peanuts.
    dal dhokli recipe
  3. pressure cook for 5 whistles or until the dal is cooked well.
    dal dhokli recipe
  4. take off the boiled peanuts and keep aside.
    dal dhokli recipe
  5. whisk and mash the dal to smooth consistency.
    dal dhokli recipe
  6. now in a large kadai heat 1 tsp ghee and splutter 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp cumin, 1 chilli, pinch hing and few curry leaves.
    dal dhokli recipe
  7. further add 1 tomato, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    dal dhokli recipe
  8. add in cooked dal, 1½ cup water and mix well adjusting consistency as required.
    how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli
  9. also add ¼ tsp turmeric, ¾ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ¼ tsp garam masala.
    how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli
  10. combine well making sure all the spices are mixed well.
    how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli
  11. now add in cooked peanuts and boil for 1 minute or until flavours are absorbed.
    how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli
  12. additionally add small piece jaggery, ¾ tsp salt and 1 tsp lemon juice.
    how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli
  13. stir and boil. keep aside until dhokli is prepared.
    how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli

dholki preparation recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1 cup wheat flour, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp ajwain, ½ tsp salt and 2 tsp oil.
    how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli
  2. combine well until the spices are well combined.
    how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli
  3. further, add ½ cup water and knead the dough.
    how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli
  4. knead to smooth and soft dough.
    how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli
  5. take a ball sized dough, dust with wheat flour.
    how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli
  6. roll to slightly thick consistency dusting wheat flour if required.
    dal dhokli recipe
  7. cut into diamond shapes or size of your choice.
    dal dhokli recipe
  8. once the dal comes to a boil, drop in dhokli pieces and give a good mix well.
    dal dhokli recipe
  9. cover and boil for 10-15 minutes or until dhokli are cooked completely.
    dal dhokli recipe
  10. finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy dal dhokli with hot steamed rice.
    how to make traditional gujarati dal dhokli

notes:

  • firstly, adjust the consistency of dal as required. the dal thickens once cooled.
  • also, cut the shape of dhokli to your choice. however, diamond shapes look more attractive.
  • additionally, adding jaggery will enhance the flavour of dal.
  • finally, dal dhokli recipe tastes great when dhokli is well cooked completely.

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