Dal Dhokli

How to make Gujarati Dal Dhokli

Dal dhokli is a traditional recipe made in Gujarat. Though mostly served as a one meal, dal dhokli can also be cherished with rice to make it more wholesome and yummy. 

Dhokli is made from wheat flour and Bengal gram flour also known as besan. These dhoklis are then cooked in dal and served hot, enhancing the overall taste of the dish. This dish is not only healthy but also extremely delicious. Moreover, dal dhokli is a dish that is rich in proteins and also complex carbohydrates.

Dal dhokli is quite a lengthy recipe, and requires a bit of effort. But trust us, this dish will not leave you feeling disappointed. The result is always worth the wait and the efforts! You will end up craving for more.

Also try out this amazing Dal palak recipe!

Let’s start with the recipe:

Preparation time:15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Serving: 6

Ingredients to make Dal Dhokli:

For making the Dhoklis, you need

Whole wheat flour: 1 cup

Besan (bengal gram flour): 1 ½ cup

Chili powder: ½ tsp

Turmeric (haldi): ½ tsp

Carom seeds (ajwain): ¼ tsp

Oil: 1 tablespoon

For making dal, you need:

Arhar dal: 1 cup

Lemon juice: ½ tablespoon

Jaggery (gur): 1-2 tablespoons (chopped)

Green chili: 1 (sliced)

Ginger paste: 1 tsp

Curry leaves: 10-12 leaves

Cashews: 8-10 (optional)

Ghee: 2 tablespoons

Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp

Hing: ¼ tsp

Mustard seeds: ¼ tsp

Jeera (cumin seeds): ¼ tsp

Cloves: 2

Cinnamon: 1 stick

Method of preparation

For making the dhokli:

  • Firstly, take a big bowl and combine all the ingredients. Furthermore, knead a semi-stiff dough by using enough water.
  • Now, cover the dough with a lid and keep it aside for about 15 minutes.
  • Moreover, divide the dough into equal portions and roll each portion into a circle. 
  • Now, after rolling, place a pan on low flame and cook each dough circle lightly from each side. 
  • Once cooked, cut each chapati/roti into diamond or square shape and keep aside.

For making dal:

  • Firstly, wash and drain the dal properly. After draining, in a pressure cooker, combine dal with water and cook till 3 whistles.
  • Now, once the dal is cooked, add around 1 cup of hot water to it and blend it into a mixer blender till a smooth consistency is reached. After blending, add more hot water (2 cups) and mix well.
  • Now, place a non-stick pan on the flame and add all the dry ingredients and spices to it along with ghee and lemon juice. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Now, add the blended dal to the pan and cook for 10-15 minutes while stirring constantly.
  • Meanwhile, in a small non-stick pan, add ghee, cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let them crackle. Once they start crackling, add cloves and cinnamon and cook on a medium flame for a few seconds. 
  • Now, add this tadka to the dal and miz well. Cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring. Turn off the flame and keep aside.
  • Finally, just before serving, bring the dal to a boil and when it starts to boil, add dhokli in it. Mix well while cooking on a medium flame for a few minutes.

And your tempting dal dhokli is ready to serve!

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