Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli Recipe with step-by-step instructions and video recipe.

Dal Dhokli is a traditional dish which hails from different regions of India, mostly Gujarat. It has various versions of it.

This is a Gujarati Dal Dhokli recipe. Though the Bihari and Rajasthani versions are almost similar but they are not sweeter in taste. The shape of the dhoklis varies from region to region, though it doesn’t make any difference in the taste.

 

Dal Dhokli

 

It is also known by different names like Dal Dhokli, Dal ki Dulhan, Dal Pitthi, Varan Phal, Varan Chikloe and many others, in different regions.

Dal Dhokli is prepared mostly using toor dal (yellow pigeon pea lentil) and wheat flour dumplings with few spices to give it a sweet, spicy and sour taste.

The mix of flavours in each bite makes it so delicious. This is a one-pot meal which can be served for lunch or dinner. It is a complete meal in itself.

This is a comfort food which goes well in any season. It soothes the taste buds with the burst of flavours.

Top it with some ghee, finely chopped onion and tomatoes for the added crunch and freshness.

 

Video Recipe –

 

More Toor Dal Recipes –

Dhaba Style Toor Dal Tadka Recipe

Dal Paratha

Sambar Recipe

Khatti Meethi Dal

 

Dal Dhokli

 

This recipe of Dal Dhokli is –

1. One-Pot Meal
2. Easy to make
3. Can be prepared vegan (replace ghee with oil)
4. Rich in protein and good fat
5. Traditional dish from India
6. Can be prepared using leftover dal
7. A No Onion No Garlic Recipe
8. A Jain Recipe

 

How to prepare for Dal Dhokli –

Wash and soak toor dal for 20 mins.

Make sure to wash thoroughly 4-5 times or until clear water comes out.

Grind ginger and green chilies in mortar pestle. Keep other spices and ingredients ready.

 

Gujarati Dal Dhokli

 

How to make Gujarati Dal Dhokli –

Pressure cook toor dal along with tomatoes, salt and turmeric powder for 3 whistles, 1 on high flame and 2 on low flame.

Meanwhile prepare dhokli dough as suggested, let it rest and cut into equal pieces (as shown).

Prepare the tempering, add in the boiled dal and dhoklis. Cook till dhoklis are done. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Cook till you get desired consistency and serve hot.

 

Gujarati Dal Dhokli

 

Things to keep in mind while making Gujarati Dal Dhokli –

1. Soaking dal beforehand helps in cooking faster and gives it a good consistency.
2. Make sure to rest the dough for at least 10 mins., it makes the dough more pliable and easier to work with.
3. Keep the consistency of dal slightly thinner. Addition of dhokli will make the dal thicker.
4. The dal be should well cooked, we need a mushy consistency for this recipe.
5. Dal dhokli is the best way to use leftover dal.
6. You can also use moong dal or mixed dal for this recipe. Though the traditional recipe calls for yellow pigeon pea (toor dal), and tastes best with it.
7. You can make this recipe vegan by replacing ghee with oil. But the addition of ghee intensifies the flavours.
8. Add a second tempering of ghee, cumin seeds and red chilli powder, right before serving for the added flavours.
9. Prefer to cook in a clay utensil for the earthy and rustic flavours. Pressure cook dal and then do the tempering in clay pot.
10. Balance the sweet and sour flavours for the best taste.

 

Which dal is preferred for this recipe –

I prefer unpolished toor dal (arhar dal) to make this recipe. Though you can also use moong dal or mixed dal for making Dal Dhokli Recipe.

 

Step by Step Recipe of Dal Dhokli –

 

Boil Dal –

 

Boil Toor Dal

 

1. Boil soaked dal with water, salt, turmeric and tomatoes for 3 whistles, one on high flame and two on low flame.

 

Toor Dal

 

2. Open the cooker only when steam is released by itself.

Making Dhoklis –

 

Dhokli Dough

 

1. In a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, carom seeds (ajwain) and oil.

 

Dal Dhokli Dough

 

2. Mix everything well.

 

Dhokli Dough

 

3. Adding water in small quantity and knead a stiff dough.

 

Dal Dhokli Dough

 

4. Cover and let it rest for 20 mins.

 

Gujarati Dal Dhokli Recipe

 

5. Divide the dough into equal balls.

 

Dal ki Dulhan

 

Dhokli Dough

 

Indian Traditional Food

 

6. Roll out the balls into desired thickness (it should neither be too thick nor thin), cut into diamond shape (equal pieces).

 

Dal Dhokli Banane Ka Tarika

 

7. Set aside. Do not let it dry out.

 

First Tempering –

 

Gujarati Dal Dhokli Banane ki vidhi

 

1. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter cumin seeds. Add ginger and green chilli paste. Cook for a min.

 

Gujarati Dal Dhokli Recipe in Hindi

 

Recipe for Dal Dhokli

 

2. Add boiled tomatoes (boiled along with dal), crush them using the back of the spatula.

 

Varan Chikole

 

3. Let it cook for 3-4 mins. Add in fenugreek seeds (methi dana), asafoetida (hing), red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.

 

4. Mix everything well and let it cook well.

 

Varan Phal

 

5. Next add in boiled dal. Add water to adjust the consistency.

 

Gujarati Recipe

 

6. Cover and give it a boil.

 

One-Pot Meal

 

7. To it add jaggery, peanuts and dhokli.

 

8. Gently mix everything well.

 

Dinner recipes

 

12. Cover and cook till dhoklis are done. It should be softer and well cooked. Make sure it should not turn mushy.

 

Indian Food

 

13. Finally add some ghee for the added flavour.

Second Tempering (Optional) –

14. Heat ghee in a tempering kadai.

 

15. Add cumin seeds and red chilli powder.

16. Give it a mix. Make sure it doesn’t burn.

17. Add right before serving.

 

Dal Dhokli
 

How to serve Dal Dhokli –

Dal Dhokli is a complete meal in itself and can be served without any side dish.

I like to top it with some additional ghee, finely chopped onion and tomatoes for the extra flavour and crunch.

 
Dal Dhokli
 

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Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli is a one-pot meal prepared using toor dal and wheat flour dumplings with few spices. It is a traditional dish from India, which has various versions from different regions.
This is a Gujarati Dal Dhokli Recipe which tastes sweet and spicy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Soaking Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gujarati, Indian
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients

For Dal

  • 1 Cup Toor Dal (Washed & Soaked) (Yellow Pigeon Pea)
  • 2 Nos. Tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Water as required

For Dhokli

  • 3/4th Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Gram Flour (Besan)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4th Tsp Turmeric Powder (haldi)
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch)
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder)
  • 1/4th Tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
  • 1 Tsp Oil
  • Water as required

First Tempering

  • 1 Tbsp Oil or Ghee
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Tsp Ginger & Green Chilli (Adrak & Hari Mirch)
  • 1/4th Tsp Fenugreek Seeds (Methi Dana)
  • 1/4th Tsp Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch Powder)
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder)
  • Water as required

Other Ingredients

  • 1 Tsp Jaggery (Gur)
  • 1/4th Cup Peanuts (Moongfali)
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Leaves

Second Tempering (Optional)

  • 1 Tsp Ghee
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds

Instructions

Boil Dal -

  • Boil soaked dal with salt, turmeric and tomatoes for 3 whistles, one on high flame and two on low flame.
  • Open the cooker only when steam is released by itself.

Making Dhoklis –

  • In a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, carom seeds (ajwain) and oil.
  • Mix everything well.
  • Adding water in small quantity and knead a stiff dough.
  • Cover and let it rest for 20 mins.
  • Divide the dough into equal balls.
  • Roll out the balls into desired thickness (it should neither be too thick nor thin), cut into diamond shape(equal pieces).
  • Set aside. Do not let it dry out.

First Tempering –

  • Heat oil in a pan. Splutter cumin seeds. Add ginger and green chilli paste. Cook for a min.
  • Add boiled tomatoes (boiled along with dal), crush them using the back of the spatula.
  • Let it cook for 3-4 mins. Add in fenugreek seeds (methi dana), asafoetida (hing), red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
  • Mix everything well and let it cook well.
  • Next add in boiled dal. Add water to adjust the consistency.
  •  Cover and give it a boil.
  • To it add jaggery, peanuts and dhokli.
  • Gently mix everything well.
  • Cover and cook till dhoklis are done. It should be softer and well cooked. Make sure it should not turn mushy.
  • Finally add some ghee for the added flavour.

Second Tempering (Optional) –

  • Heat ghee in a tempering kadai.
  • Add cumin seeds and red chilli powder.
  • Give it a mix. Make sure it doesn’t burn.
  • Add right before serving.

Notes

Tips and Tricks –
  • While making second tempering, in case the spices start burning, add a dash of water to prevent burning.
  • Prepare in ghee for the added flavour and aroma.
  • Adjust the spices as per taste.
  • Add lots of fresh coriander leaves for the added freshness and flavour to the dal.
  • Keep the consistency of dal slightly thinner as dhoklis will absorb the water content, making it thicker.
  • Prefer to serve it the same day, the dhoklis stick to each other if refrigerated.


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