Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes
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Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

The ultimate comfort food, Dal Dhokli is a sweet, spicy, and tangy lentil stew with freshly made whole wheat noodles cooked in the lentils. A hearty one-pot meal from the Indian States of Gujarat and Maharashtra, where it is also called Chakolya or Varan Phal.


Dal dhokli recipe is traditional Gujarati one pot meal recipe made with toor dal and wheat dough. It is one pot meal which is served and does not need any rice or flatbread with it as it does contain both.


This finger-licking delicious and wholesome recipe has complex flavors from tamarind and jaggery, soft melt in the mouth textures from the homemade wheat noodles, and nutty flavors from mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and peanuts.


While dhokli is made from whole wheat flour aka chatpati atta. Dough is made from atta with few spices. Then rolled into thin circle and cut into diamond shapes. Then added into simmering dal and cooked till it is soft and not raw anymore.


Dal dhokli recipe tastes delicious when served in a wide mouth soup bowl, drizzled with teaspoon of ghee and sprinkled with finely chopped onions. The Dal Dhokli makes a perfect one dish meal along with Kachumber Salad for dinners or a lazy Sunday afternoon lunch.
 

how to make Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes recipe with step by step photo:

  1. Take a big bowl. Add 1 bowl wheat flour and salt as per taste.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  2. Add 1 tbsp red chili powder and 1 tbsp turmeric powder.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  3. Add ½ tbsp black salt and 2 tbsp oil. Mix it well.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  4. Add water if needed and make dough of it. After that keep aside a dough and make rest it for 20 minutes.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  5. Take a pan. Add 3 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp mustard seeds and 1 tbsp cumin seeds.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  6. Add 1 tbsp turmeric powder and 2 dry chili

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  7. Add 3 bay leaves, 1 star anise, 4-5 cloves, and 5-6 curry leaves.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  8. Add 1 ½ tbsp grated ginger, 2 tbsp chopped green chilies, and 1 chopped tomato.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  9. Add 1 ½ bowl boiled toor dal.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  10. Add 1 cup boiled peanuts.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  11. Take a dough and knead it. Take small portion and roll it like roti.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  12. Cut it into diamond shape.Add into dal mixture.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  13. Add 1 bowl water. Add salt as per taste and 2 green spicy chilies. Simmer 15-20 minutes.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  14. Add 1 garam masala and 1 Kasuri methi. Mix it well. Simmer for 20 minutes.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  15. Add 2 tbsp lemon juice.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

  16. Ready to serve with decorate of cashew nuts and chopped onions.

    Dal Dhokli Recipe | Traditional Gujarati Recipes

Recipe Notes

  • Ensure to roll thin dhoklis as the thick one would require more time to cook in dal.
  • Add the thin dhokli one by and do not overcrowd it dal soup.
  • Cut the shape of dhokli to your choice. However, diamond shapes look more attractive.
  • Adding jaggery will enhance the flavour of dal.