Dal Dhokli ~ Authentic Gujarati Recipe

Savory dumplings dipped in spiced and tempered Gujarati Dal

Dal dhokli is a sunday morning delight in most traditional Gujarati households! A perfect combination of spiced whole wheat flour dhoklis simmered in Gujarati dal, this can be classified as a sumptuous one-dish meal, but you could also serve it with rice to make it all the more tasty and wholesome. This dish always reminds me of famous hindi song ...." Dal Roti khao, Prabhu ke gun gao........."


For Dhokli :
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup 
Besan - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp 
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp 
Hing - a pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp 

Salt to taste
For Dal 
Toor Daal - 1 cup (Cooked and mashed)
Peanuts - 2 tbsp boiled

Tomato - 1 finely chopped
Jaggery or Sugar - 2 tbsp
Tamarind pulp - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder- 1 tsp

Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

For Tempering
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp 
Curry leaves - 5
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 2 sticks
Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
Coriander - 4 tbsp finely chopped and 1 tbsp of For Garnishing

For Dhoklis
1.      Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into firm dough using enough water.
2.      Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll out each portion into thin chapatis
3.      Heat a non-stick flat pan (griddle) and gently half cook each chapati till light brown spots appear on both the sides.
4.      Cool and cut each chapati into diamond or square shapes and keep aside.
For Dal 
  1.       In a big deep cooking pan blend cooked dal with 2 cup of water using blender. 
  2.       Bring the dal to boil and add all ingredients given the Dal list. (tomato, peanut, jaggery, tamrind, salt, garam masala, chili powder, coriander powder and lemon juice.
  3.       Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4.       Just before serving slowly and add dhokli pieces. mix well and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  5.       Heat the oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, cloves, cinnamon, and hing mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. 
  6.       Add this tempering in dal dhokli and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  7.       Dish out and garnish with coriander and top it with a spoon of ghee.
  8.       Serve hot with Rice.
  • Add the dhoklis one by one into the dal, otherwise they could coagulate to form one big lump.
  • Add more water if the dal thickens while simmering.
  • You make this dal dhokli with leftover Sambhar/Dal and leftover rotis.


Unknown said...

This looks super yum, absolutely lip smacking. A very different recipe

Sona said...

looks delicious, wanted to try this for long time..

Only in restaurants I had this dal..and you are tempting me here...

meenab said...

when we hv left over tur dal we just make those dhoklis and make a new dish for evng
and it tastes even greater soft roti pieces with dal

i hv nver roasted chapathi before bt i think that makes them even better now with ur way of cooking

Looks so tempting and delicious, lovely recipe!

wow very yummy n make me drool dear... will try soon...

delicious recipe :)

Unknown said...

wow it looks tempting.. looks like restaurant made.. nice preparation..

Julie said...

Newrecipe to me,looks authentic & full of flavors!!
Love to see your recipe linked up in Flavors Of Cuisines-"Mexican"

divya said...

Gosh, looks so tempting..

Unknown said...

I have never tried this...just the clicks shows hw tasty it would be

wow too good recipe.. bookmarked..

Shanthi said...

very new to me..superb..

something i wan to try for long but never got chance..looks very spicy and tasty

Loved the entire idea of dhokli..Nice click as well to go with it...Real temptation !

anjana said...

lovely and delicious Aauthentic recipe..loved the idea of roasting the chapati instead of frying!

Nice authentic recipe. Thanks for sharing

One pot meal..yuumm

Unknown said...

yummy yum

Yummy Yummy Dal Dhokli

lovely use of leftover sambhar and spicy dal dhokli.

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