Dal Dhokli | Famous Gujarati Dal Dhokli Recipe

Dal Dhokli is a wholesome one-dish meal from Gujarati cuisine. It is a common lunch for Sunday in most traditional Gujarati households! Dal Dhokli has same flavor and taste as Gujarati dal, the only difference is thin masala roti pieces are simmered in dal which is called Dhokli in Gujarati.




INGREDIENTS: for 3-4 servings

FOR Dough:

Wheat flour .........................  1 Cup
Oil .......................................  2 Tbsp.
Salt .............................  As per taste
Turmeric powder ................... ¼ tsp.
Ajwain seeds ........................ ½ tsp.
Red chili powder ...................  1 tsp.
Water ...........................  As needed

FOR Dhokli:

Toor dal  .............................  ½ Cup
Water ..............................  3+4 Cup
Green chili paste ..................  1 tsp.
​Ginger paste .........................  1 tsp.
Turmeric powder .................. ¼ tsp.
Red chili powder ..............  ½ Tbsp.
Jaggery powder ................  3 Tbsp.
Peanut raw ......................... 3 Tbsp.
Lime juice ........................... 1 Tbsp.
Salt .............................  As per taste
Oil .......................................  2 Tbsp.
Mustard seeds ......................  1 tsp.
​Methi seeds .........................  ¼ tsp.
Asafoetida ...........................  ½ tsp.
Whole red chili ............................. 2

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Soak peanut in ½ cup of water for 2-3 hours. Then remove its skin and keep it aside. 
  2. In a bowl, take wheat flour, oil, salt, turmeric powder, ajwain seeds and red chili powder and knead into a hard dough, using enough water. Cover dough and Keep aside for 10-15 minutes. 
  3. Wash the Toor dal thoroughly and drain. Then pressure cook with salt and 3 cup water for 4 whistles. 
  4. Take it out from heat and let it cool before opening pressure cooker. Blend the dal using a hand blender till it is smooth. Add 4 cup of water and blend again till dal became nice smooth consistency. 
  5. Put cooker on medium heat and let it cook. Add soaked skinless peanut, green chili paste, ginger paste, red chili powder, jaggery powder, turmeric powder, salt and let it cook on medium heat. 
  6. Now divide dough into 6-7 equally sized balls and roll out each ball into round thin chapatis. 
  7. Cut each chapati into parallelogram shaped pieces. 
  8. When dal starts boiling add Dhokli or parallelogram shaped chapati pieces and mix well. Close the cooker and cook for one whistle. Take it out from heat and let it cool before opening pressure cooker. 
  9. Heat oil in small pan. Add mustard seeds when mustard seeds crackle add methi seeds, red chili whole, and asafoetida. 
  10. Add this tempering into a dal along with lime juice and mix well. 
  11. Serve hot with ghee and rice. 

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