Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli is a traditional and very healthy Gujarati recipe. It is a perfect combination of  whole wheat flour, gram flour dhoklis simmered in dal, mild sweet and spicy taste of aromatic spices and crunchy peanuts.

Dal Dhokli is a healthy and nutritious meal. The dish is rich in proteins, iron, calcium and dietary fiber. Just one plate of dal dhokali makes a complete food.

Gujarati delicacy dal dhokli is capable of carrying entire meal on its own,could also serve it with rice to make it all the more tasty and wholesome. It is a healthy and nutritious dish which  is savored by all age groups.

Dal Dhokli


1 cup toovar dal

2 tbsp wheat flour
2 tbsp gram flour
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp jaggery grated/sugar
2 tbsp peanuts
2 tbsp grated coconut
2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
2 pinches of asafoetida
1 cloves garlic finely chopped
8-10 curry leaves
3 kokum
1 tsp oil
1 tbsp ghee
Water as required
Salt to taste


1. Wash & soak toovar dal in 2 cups of water for half an hour.

2. Mix whole wheat flour & gram flour. 

3. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, asafoetida, oil & 
    sufficient water to knead into a hard dough. 

4. Boil dal with 2 cups of water & peanuts till done. 

5. Roll out thin rotis of dough & cut into desired shape.

6. Heat ghee in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it crackles add curry 
    leaves, cumin seeds, asafoetida, garlic. Now add this to dal. 

7. Add  water, kokum, turmeric to dal. When it starts boiling, add dough
    strips & allow them to cook.

 8. Stir it occasionally so that dough does not stick to the bottom of pan.
     Cook it for 10-15 mins.

9. Add jaggery/sugar, salt & let it boil for 1-2 mins.

10. Turn it into serving dish, garnished with chopped coriander leaves &
      serve hot. 

Dal Dhokli


1. You can add lemon juice to give it a tangy taste.

2. It can served with jeera rice.

3. Adding a bit of pure ghee while enjoying the dal dhokli
    will improve the taste.

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