Friday, March 28, 2014

Dal Dhokli(strips of spicy dough cooked in flavorful lentils)

Today I"m going to share with you one of delicious one pot meal from Gujarat.spicy dough strips cooked in flavorful dal make this dish very yummy.It is so easy and simple to make.I prepare this on lazy days,no need to any other curries and side dish.

Ingredients :
For dal:
  • Toor dal(split pigeon peas)-1 cup
  • Peanuts-1 tbsp
  • Methi-1/2 tsp
  • Ginger-1/2 tsp(grated)
  • Tomato-2 chopped                                     
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder-1/4 tsp
  • Cloves-2
  • Cinnamon sticks-1 inch
  • Curry leaves -5-6
  • Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Red chili( whole)-2
  • Hing( asafetida)- pinch
  • Tamarind paste-1 tsp
  • Jaggery-11/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee-1 tbsp
For Dhokli:
  • Atta( whole wheat flour)-1 cup
  • Besan- 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  • Ajwain( carom seeds)-1/4 tsp
  • Oil-1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Wash and soak dal for 30 minutes with 3 cups of water.
For Dhokli add atta,besan,turmeric powder,oil,ajwain and salt.
Add enough water and knead to make a stiff dough.
Cover and keep aside for 20 minutes.
Add shocked dal in pressure cooker and cook for 3 to 4 whistle.
Let the pressure go on by itself.
Meanwhile make dhokli,divide the dough into 4 portion roll into balls.
Using a rolling pin.roll out each ball into a thin chapati.
Using a sharp knife,cut 1 inch diamond shaped pieces.keep aside.
Heat ghee in a pan add cumin seeds,Cinnamon sticks,cloves,red chili and curry leaves
saute for few seconds, add tomato,ginger and cook till tomato gets mushy.
Add turmeric powder,red chili powder,cooked dal and 2 cups of water.
Bring to boil,add gud and tamarind paste and stir.
Then add dhokli pieces and cook. stirring the dal occasionally.
When the dhoklis are cooked and and dal has slightly thickened.
Turn off the heat and garnish with chopped coriander.
Serve warm.


  1. This is a new recipe for me, luking tasty....

  2. I love dal dhokli..this looks very inviting...

  3. love dal dhokli but never tried it. Looks inviting.

  4. Looks too good dear ...Very inviting !!

  5. Dhal: something that is synonym for our meals. Its a delicious thick dish: beautifully scented with ghee and spices.

  6. hmm that looks tasty.. indeed filling n healthy too

  7. Looks so perfect bhawna .Book marked it .

  8. A new dish for me ! Looks inviting.

  9. Wow this really looks so for me...lovely click...

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  11. I love dal-dhokli. Thanks for sharing. It looks delicious :)

  12. It look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

  13. Delicious traditional recipe I will try to make it.

  14. Lovely authentic recipe,very healthy too

  15. I am not too keen on dal dhokli, i love the daal but dal dhokli doesn't go well with me..
    But you have made it very nicely!!

  16. This is so new to me but I love it!


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