Sep 23, 2017

Dal Dhokli – Gujarati Cuisine

Dal Dhokli is very popular Gujju recipe which made with arhar dal and flour dumplings. It’s a one pot recipe which serves along with rice.

Dal Dhokli is a Gujarati, Rajasthani and Maharashtrian dish made by boiling flour based noodles or dumpling in split pigeon peas stew. It is widely believed that the Marwaris who had migrated to Gujarat invented the dish. While the dish remains popular in Marwar part of Rajasthan, it is Gujaratis who have made it a staple in their homes. It is considered a comfort food.

Dal Dhokli – Gujarati Cuisine

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes          
Servings: 4
Category: Dal
Cuisine: Gujarati
Cooking Method: Boiling

For Dal
1 Cup Split Yellow Chickpeas (Arhar Dal)
2 Tomatoes, Diced
2 Tbsps. Ghee/ Oil
1/4 Tsp. Asafoetida/ Hing
1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
Red Chili Powder to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
Salt to Taste
2-3 Dry Red Chilies
Few Curry Leaves
2 Green Chilies, Chopped

For Dhokli
1 Cup Wheat Flour
2 Tbsps. Gram Flour
1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
Salt to Taste
1 Tbsp. Oil
Water, for Dough

Wash and Soak the dal in water for 30 minutes at least. Place the dal in pressure cooker with 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder.
Cook the dal in cooker till to 2-3 whistles. Release the steam and keep aside.
Add wheat flour, gram flour, salt, red chili powder, oil, and turmeric powder in separate bowl and mix it. Add enough water slowly to knead soft dough like chapatti. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes to rest.

Divide the dough into equal portion in round shape. Dust with dry flour and roll it like chapatti. Now cut into 1 inch strips like small cubes. Keep aside and sprinkle little flour to avoid dryness.

Take a thick bottom pan, add oil on medium flame. When oil is hot enough, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, dry red chilies and saute these spices for 2 minutes.
Add chopped green chilies and tomatoes. After that add coriander powder and red chili powder and saute few minutes till to oil starts release.
Once tomatoes are cooked, add cooked dal and dhokli one by one. After one boil, reduce the flame on low and cook till to dhokli becomes tender and fluffy.
Now garnish with coriander and extra spoon of ghee, serve with rice as one pot meal.

Notes: You can sugar also if you prefer little sweetness.
Even you can add kokum also instead of tomatoes to get tangy flavor.

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  1. The pictures have come out so well Preeti..I have been wanting to make this dish for so long, still haven't..very nice one!

  2. That is an awesome filling Dal. This is such a perfect side dish for rice as well as rotis.

  3. This is my Fil favorite n I can't make it like what you have made. Delicious

  4. I love dal dhokli and your looks so comforting and delicious Preeti.

  5. Good one.. It is in my to do list for a long time.. Yet to do it!!

  6. A once a week must have dish in our family. We make it wholesome by adding a variety of vegetables to it.

  7. Dal dhokli makes me hungry though i finished my dinner, fantastic dish.

  8. A routine daal in Gujju families , normally they make it sweet . A daal full of protein which is almost like a one pot meal . Good pick Preeti and so well made .

  9. Very nice. I love Dal dhokla and guess what, mine is coming next week but the rajasthani version of it. :-)

  10. That dal dhokli looks fabulous. It has been on my to-do list for a long time. Will bookmark and try this asap!


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