Dal Dhokli is a wellknown dish in every Gujarati, Marwari and Maharashtrian household. This one pot meal is healthy as well as fulfilling.
It is one Indian comfort food that we all love specially on winter and rainy evenings. This is desi version of pasta and can be prepared in both Jain and regular versions. Its soup like consistency, tenderness of dhokli and crunchiness of peanuts makes it one of choicest meals on a lazy Sunday supper. Serve it piping hot with a dallop of ghee for extra desi flavours.
You can also try these other Gujarati style recipes like Khichdi, Bajri ka Vada and Undhiyu.
Gujarati Dal Dhokli Recipe and Text Recipe Below
Gujarati Dal Dhokli Recipe
- 1/4 Cup split pigeon peas Boiled
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 Cup Wheat flour
- 1 Tomato Small Finely chopped
- 1/4 Cup Jaggery
- 1 Tsp Cooking oil
- 1 tsp Carom seeds
- 1 Tsp Mustard seeds
- 1 Dry Red Chili
- 1/2 Tsp Fenugreek seeds
- 2-3 Green chili Sliced
- 1 Tbsp Peanuts
- 1 Tbsp Coriander Finely Chopped
- 7-8 Garcinia Indica Kokum
- 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
- 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 Tbsp Red chili powder
- Salt to taste
- In a mixing bowl add flour, turmeric powder, and red chili powder, ajwain crushed in palm, salt to taste, 1 tsp oil, and mix all ingredients.
- Now add water accordingly and knead soft dough.
- Add oil again and knead it again. Cover it with a plate and set it aside for 10 minutes.
- Heat a thick bottomed steel vessel, and pour oil, mustard seed now add fenugreek seeds, asafetida, chopped green chili, peanuts, and roast the content for a minute.
- Now add chopped tomatoes, powder, now add boiled dal and mix well on full flame.
- Now add warm water mix and next add kokum, 1 tsp salt, now add jaggery and cook until it comes to a boil.
- Let move on to next part. Take a ball of dough, dust in flour and with the help of rolling pin, flatten it out make it thinner. Prepare more roti similarly.
- Now with help of a cutter, cut the raw rotis into diamond shapes.
- Next, on full flame, add the diamond shape roti pieces into a boiling dal.
- Let it cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes.
- Piping hot Dal dhokla is ready to be served.
The dal dhokla is a complete meal in itself. Do try this in your kitchen and let me know your experience.
Siddhi Panchal is a food blogger at CookingwithSiddhi and food aficionado who loves to cook. Her cooking skills cover a range of Indian and international cuisines. Her aim is to enable other food enthusiasts explore their love for food by helping them cook delectable dishes from India and around the world.