Make Delicious Dal Dhokli At Home

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New Delhi: Dal Dhokli is a traditional dish of Gujarati cuisine generally prepared with dals (lentils) and wheat flour as base ingredients.

Ingredients

For Dal:

  • ½ cup toor dal (rinsed)
  • 1½ cup water
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp cumin/jeera
  • 1 chilli (broken)
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • small piece jaggery / gud
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)

For Dhokli:

  • 1 cup wheat flour/atta
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp ajwain/carom seeds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ cup water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large kadhai heat, 1 tsp ghee and splutter tempering.
  2. Further, add 1 tomato, and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  3. Add in cooked dal, and 1½ cup water and mix well adjusting consistency as required.
  4. Also add ¼ tsp turmeric, ¾ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ¼ tsp garam masala.
  5. Combine well making sure all the spices are mixed well.
  6. Additionally add cooked peanuts, a small piece of jaggery, ¾ tsp salt and 1 tsp lemon juice.
  7. Once the dal comes to a boil, drop in dhokli pieces and give a good mix well.
  8. Cover and boil for 10-15 minutes or until dhokli is cooked completely.
  9. Finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy dal dhokli with hot steamed rice.

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