Traditional Gujarati Dal Dhokli Recipe | Lentil Stew with Wheat Flour Dumplings | Gujarati Dal Dhokli | Dal Dhokli Recipe
Gujarati Dal Dhokli is a perfect Sunday one-pot meal popular across the regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan.
For Gujarati people, it is the ultimate comfort food. It is a one-pot meal dish and vegetarian recipe.
It is a simple meal, yet a different Gujarati Dish. Usually, we eat Dal, Sabzi, Roti, and Rice, but Dal Dhokli is the yummiest combination of Dal, Rice, and Roti. So, whenever you feel bored of eating the regular meal, then you must try this Tasty Dal Dhokli Recipe.
Dal Dhokli is also known as Dal Dhokdi, Varan Phal, or Chakolya.
In this recipe, the masala roti is well-cooked in Gujarati style sweet and sour Dal. The Dhokli has a soft melt-in-mouth texture. You will surely enjoy the sweet, sour, tangy, Spicy flavors all together in one bite.
Dal Dhokli always recollects my wonderful childhood memories where during lazy Sunday lunch, my mother prepares this perfect traditional Dal Dhokli recipe, which she also learned from her mother. Traditionally, people make Dal Dhokli from leftover dal. But nowadays, people like me make it from scratch and enjoy it anytime during meals.
Dal Dhokli is an easy and quick dish to prepare. It is filling and light on the stomach. Also, it is a No-Onion No-Garlic Recipe.
- You can replace the Red Chilli with Green Chilli.
- You can add Ginger while boiling.
- For tangy taste, you can add Kokam or Imli/Tamarind Pulp.
- If you like, then you can also add fried dates and peanuts for rich flavor.
- You can make Tikhi Bhakri Recipe from leftover Dhokli Dough. Click here for recipe.
- You can always play with the Dough by making your favorite Shapes of Dhokli. Just make sure to cook them properly.
- I suggest you eat Dal Dhokli when it is warm during Lunch or Dinner to enjoy all flavors. Dal Dhokli tends to turn thicker as it cools down.
- Always add a tsp of Ghee (Clarified butter) to enhance the flavor. (Skip adding Ghee if you are on a vegan diet) Click here to learn how to make ghee at home.
- Sprinkle some finely chopped onions for some crunch in your bite.
- Relish the Dal Dhokli with plain steamed rice, roasted papad, and Tikhi Bhakri.
Here is the video recipe of the Gujarati Dal Dhokli Recipe :
Make sure you do not have any leftover Dal Dhokli and try to finish it on the same day as it doesn’t refrigerate well. The dal will become thick, and Dhokli will stick to each other and form a lump.
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You may also like some other Traditional Gujarati Recipes :
- Gujarati Muthiya | Lauki Muthiya Recipe
- Bajra Vada Recipe | Pearl Millet fritters
- Doodh Pak | Gujarati Dudhpak recipe
Here the recipe card of the Gujarati Dal Dhokli Recipe :
For Dhokli :
- Whole wheat flour / aata - 2 cup
- Oil - 2 tsp
- Salt - 1 tsp, as per taste
- Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
- Carom seeds/ajwain - ½ tsp
- Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
- Red chili powder - 1 tsp
- Water - ½ - ¾ cup, as per need
For Dal :
- Penguin pea dal / Tur dal - ½ cup
- Salt - 1 tsp, as per taste
- Meethi powder - ¼ tsp
- Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
- Dried kokum flowers - 3 - 4
- Tamarind - 1 tbsp
- Tomato - 1 chopped
- Red chili powder - 1 - 2 tsp, as per taste
- Coriander powder - 1 ½ tsp
- Garam masala - ¼ tsp
- Peanuts - handful
- Jaggery - 3 - 4 tbsp
- Oil - 1 tbsp
- Ghee - 1 tbsp
- Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
- Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
- Dry red chili - 1 - 2
- Curry leaves - 2 spring
- Cloves - 2
- Cinnamon - 1-inch piece
- Hing - ⅛ tsp
- Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
- Lemon - Juice of 1 lemon
- Wash the tur dal properly and soak in enough water at least for 30 min.
- Same way wash kokum flowers and soak them in ½ cup water.
- Add dal along with water in a pressure cooker.
- Add salt, turmeric powder, and methi powder.
- Cook open or pressure cook for 3 - 4 whistles.
- When pressure is released, open the cooker.
- Add chopped tomatoes and blend dal using a hand blender.
- Add red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, 1 spring of curry leaves,soaked kokum with water and 1 tsp of oil.
- Boil it on slow flame.
- Meanwhile, make dough for dhokli.
- Add flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, sesame seeds, carom seeds, peanuts, and 1 tbsp oil.
- Mix well.
- Gradually add water and make a stiff dough.
- Apply oil and let it rest for some time.
- After some time, divide the dough into 7 - 8 equal size balls.
- Flatten one ball and roll out a thin roti/circle out of it.
- Cut them into diamond/square / the desired shape.
- When dal comes to a boil, add one by one dhokli.
- Stir continuously otherwise they will stick together.
- Same way roll out all rotis, cut them into square dhokli, and add into boiling dal.
- Cook covered for 15 min and stir at regular intervals.
- Now cook open until dhokli is cooked.
- Add jaggery and mix well.
- In a tadka pan add oil and ghee.
- Add mustard seeds, cloves, cinnamon, and dried red chilis.
- When mustard seeds start to pop up, add cumin seeds.
- Add curry leaves and hing.
- Pour it on prepared dal dhokli.
- Gently mix. Turn off the flame.
- Add fresh lemon juice and coriander leaves.
- Serve hot dal dhokli with ghee, chopped onion, and roasted papad.
- You can also pair it with steamed rice and ghee.