Dal Dhokli
 
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Dal Dhokli !!! is the perfect Sunday special Guajarati meal.Dal dhokli is very simple but different gujarati dish.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Gujarati
Serves: 3 - 4
Ingredients
For Dal :
  • ½ cup pigeon pea lentils ( arhar dal / toovar dal )
  • 2 cup water
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 small tomato ( fine chopped )
  • 10 – 12 curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 dry chilies
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Pinch of asafetida ( hing )
  • ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds powder ( methi powder )
  • ¼ tsp homemade garam masala
  • Jaggery according to taste
  • 2 dried kokum ( dried garcinia indica) or Lemon juice according to taste
  • ¼ cup fine chopped coriander
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1 ½ to 2 cup of water or according to need
For Dhokli :
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour / roti atta
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp red chili powder ( lal mirchi powder )
  • 1 tsp coriander powder ( dhaniya powder )
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder ( haldi )
  • 1 tbsp white sesame ( til )
  • ½ tsp carom seeds ( ajwain )
  • Salt according to taste ( approx 2 tsp )
  • Water as required for kneading the dough ( approx. ¾ cup )
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
For Dough :
  1. In a bowl take whole wheat flour. Add salt, oil, all dry spices, sesame seeds, carom seeds and water.
  2. Add water in small quantity at a time.
  3. Mix and knead into smooth soft dough.
  4. Cover and keep the dough aside for 20-25 minutes.
For Dal :
  1. Wash the toovar dal properly. Soak the dal for 30 minutes. Drain it and keep it aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker add soaked dal, turmeric powder, salt and 2 cup of water.
  3. Pressure cook the dal for 4 – 5 whistles or till it get cooked.
  4. When dal get cooked, turn of the flame and allow it to cool down completely.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes in cooked dal. Blend it using hand blender properly.
  6. Keep dal to boil in a deep pan or pot. Add 1 cup water.
  7. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, salt, garam masla and half of the curry leaves.
  8. If you are using kokum or kokam then at this stage add them into dal.
  9. You can add methi dana powder in boiling. If you like its taste and aroma then add it in tadka with cumin seeds.
  10. Heat the oil in a small pan.
  11. Add mustard seeds.
  12. When mustard seeds splutter add cumin seeds and dry red chilies.
  13. When cumin seeds start to get crackle, add hing. Keep left curry leaves on top of dal.
  14. Immediately pour the prepared tadka on top of curry leaves.
Combine Dal Dhokli :
  1. Divide dough into 4 – 5 equal portions.
  2. Roll out portion into large size 1- 2 mm thick roti.
  3. Keep it aside and cover it with kitchen towel.
  4. Same way prepare other large roti.
  5. Cut them into rhombus shape or square shape using knife or pizza cutter.
  6. Add each square piece into boiling dal. Mean while stir well.
  7. Cook till dhokli get cooked completely. Stir in between.
  8. At last add jaggery according to taste. Turn of the flame.
  9. Add lemon juice in prepared dal dhokli if required. Add chopped coriander.
  10. Serve hot dal dhokli with steamed rice and tikhi bhakhri.
Notes
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Ginger can be added while boiling.

For tangy taste you can add imli ( tamarind pulp ).

On the occasions you can add dried dates and peanuts too to improve the richness of dal dhokli.
Recipe by Zeel's Kitchen at https://www.zeelskitchen.com/recipe/dal-dhokli/