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Dal dhokli recipe | How to make a traditional dal dhokli recipe at home

Dal dhokli recipe | How to make a traditional dal dhokli recipe at home

Dal dhokli recipe | How to make a traditional dal dhokli recipe at home

Dal dhokli recipe is a traditional Gujarati recipe that is mainly made from lentils and wheat flour. To make this slightly sweet and spicy recipe, the dhokli pieces are cooked in a little thick dal. Due to the spices added to the lentils and the crunchy peanuts, the taste of dal dhokli is enhanced even more. 

This recipe is not only easy to make, but it is also nutritious and even if it is served alone in the meal, it also fills the stomach.

Dal Dhokli Recipe

  • Pre-Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Cool time: 40 minutes
  • For how many people: 4

Necessary ingredients need to make the dal dhokli recipe

  • 1/2 cup Tuvar Dal (Arhar dal)
  • 3 tablespoons peanuts
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour + to sprinkle
  • 1/2 tsp celery (if you wish)
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour
  • 1/4 tsp + 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp rye
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 Dry red chili, divided into 2 pieces
  • 8-10 leaves
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 2-21 / 2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 11/2 cups + 3 cups water
  • Salt, as per taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander, for garnishing

Method of making dal dhokli recipe

  1. Wash the Tuvar dal with water and put it in a 3/4 liter steel or aluminum pressure cooker with 11/2 cups of water and salt. 
  2. Take peanuts in a small bowl and place them over the lentils in the cooker. 
  3. Close the lid of the cooker and allow the lentils to boil on medium heat until it is 3 whistles. 
  4. Remove the cooker from the gas and leave it for about 5-7 minutes until the pressure is gone.
  5. While the lentils are cooking, prepare the dough for Dhokli. 
  6. Take 1/2 cup wheat flour, gram flour, celery, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp oil, and salt in a wide-spread utensil. 
  7. Add a small amount of water and knead a soft dough like paratha flour. Cover with a cloth and let the dough remain for 10 minutes.
  8. Open the lid of the cooker and take out a bowl of peanuts from it.
  9. Take out the lentils in a large bowl or grind them in the cooker with the help of a blender. 
  10. Add 2 cups of water and grind the lentils back for 5-10 seconds.
  11. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a large pan and add mustard seeds to it. 
  12. When the mustard starts bursting, add cumin, asafetida, dry red chili, and curry leaves and let the cumin seeds crackle. 
  13. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp red chili powder and mix well.
  14. Add the powdered lentils, 1 cup of water, boiled peanuts, lemon juice, sugar, and salt, and let it boil on a medium flame. 
  15. When the mixture starts boiling then reduce the heat and let it cook for 5-7 minutes.
  16. During this, divide the dough into 4 equal parts and make round balls. 
  17. Take half a cup of dry wheat flour on a plate or bowl. 
  18. Now take the dough and wrap it with dry wheat flour and with the help of a chakla-cylinder, roll a thin roti of 7-8 inches in diameter. 
  19. In the same way, roll the remaining loin pieces of bread too.
  20. Take a roti with a knife and cut it into small squares with the help of a knife or cutter. 
  21. These pieces are known as Dhokali.
  22. Turn down the heat to medium and cook the dhokli (12-14 pieces at a time) in boiling lentils for 1-2 minutes. 
  23. After 1-2 minutes, add 12-14 pieces from the remaining dhokli. 
  24. Keep stirring occasionally.
  25. Make the dhokli of the remaining rotis by the same process and put them in the lentils. 
  26. After adding all the dhokli to the dal, cook till the dhokli is cooked. 
  27. It will take about 8-10 minutes. Don’t forget to stir the lentils occasionally.
  28. Turn off the gas and take out the dal dhokli in a serving bowl and garnish with green coriander and serve hot.

Suggestions and Variations of making dal dhokli recipe:

  • You can change the quantity of lemon juice and sugar according to your taste.
  • When it gets cold, the lentils will thicken. So serve it hot.
  • Putting a lot of pieces together in step-9 can make it stick. So put only 12-14 Dhokli at a time.

Taste: A little spicy

Methods of serving: Serve Gujarati Dal Dhokli with curd in the afternoon or dinner. It can also be served with boiled rice, papad, and buttermilk. Dal dhokli has the properties of lentils along with roti and for this reason, it is good for sick people and for those who have a toothache.


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