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26 March, 2018

Dal Dhokli| Stew of Dal and Wheat Flour Noodles

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Dal Dhokli is a Gujarati dish made by boiling wheat flour noodles in a pigeon pea stew. In Maharashtra, it is called Varan Phal (Marathi: वरण फळ), or Chakolya (Marathi: चकोल्या). The dish is popular in Marwar region of Rajasthan but the Gujaratis enjoy their Sunday morning meal with Dal Dhokli.

Dal Dhokli, Varan Phal, Chakolya, Whole Wheat Noodles In Lentil Stew

Chakolya

Dal Dhokli is a comfort food, sumptuous one-dish meal.

The only thing you have to remember is the dhokli needs to be added just before serving else, you have a soggy mess on your hands.

Why am I suddenly talking about Dal Dhokli? The reason is for “Ssshhhh Secretly Cooking.”  we are cooking Gujarati Food. The twist is that we are paired and we exchange ingredients with our partners. We are to cook with the secret ingredients and the others generally try guessing what the ingredients are. It is fun!

This month my partner is Seema Doraiswamy Sriram and we agreed that chilli garlic is best for me while chillies and mustard were with her. I expected her to make a pickle (frankly my brain cells are in a coma right now) but she came up with an amazing dish! Do check out her amazing pictures and recipes. There are quite a few I have bookmarked and plan to try from here started with  Inji kichadi.

Meanwhile, the other Dumpling dishes you may like  from my site are

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Dal Dhokli, Varan Phal, Chakolya, Whole Wheat Noodles In Lentil Stew

Varan Phal

Dal Dhokli is copied from here.

Dal Dhokli| Varan Phal| Chakolya| Stew of Dal and Wheat Flour Noodles

  • Serves: 6 people
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

For The Dhoklis:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 tbsp besan/chickpea flour
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain/carom seeds optional
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • whole wheat flour for rolling

For The Dal:

  • 1 cup toor dal
  • salt to taste
  • 5 kokum, soaked and drained
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp chopped jaggery
  • 1 tsp garlic-ginger-green chilli diced fine
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp rai/mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 stick dalchini/cinnamon
  • 2 laung/cloves

For Garnishing and Serving:

  • 4 tbsp dhania/ coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp ghee

Method:

For The Dhoklis:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead with water into the dough. I prefer it to be stiff but soft enough to roll out.
  • Keep covered and set aside, say for 15-20 minutes while you get the other ingredients ready.

For The Dal:

  • Wash and drain the dal. Pressure cook for 3 whistles and let the steam come down naturally before opening the lid.
  • Mix the cooked dal with water in a deep bowl and blend until smooth using a hand blender.
  • Add more 2½ cups of hot water, add the salt, kokum, lemon juice, jaggery, garlic- ginger-green chilli paste, and chilli powder, curry leaves and turmeric powder, mix well.
  • Cook on a medium flame for 10 to 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, get the tempering ready; heat the ghee and oil in a small pan add mustard seeds and jeera. When they splutter, add the asafoetida, red chillies, cinnamon, cloves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  • Add this tempering to the dal, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

To put Together the Dal Dhokli:

  • Just before serving, boil the dal.
  • Meanwhile, make 5 balls of the dough and roll out into a thin circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  • Cut each chapati into diamond or square shapes.
  • Add the pieces or dhoklis to the dal one by one. (Else, you will have a big fat lump of dough in the dal.
  • Add coriander and ghee mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  • Serve immediately with ghee.

Notes:

  • Add more water if the dal thickens while simmering.

Dal Dhokli, Varan Phal, Chakolya, Whole Wheat Noodles In Lentil Stew

Dal Dhokli, Varan Phal, Chakolya, Whole Wheat Noodles In Lentil Stew

Whole Wheat Noodles In Lentil Stew

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Dal Dhokli| Gujarati Recipes
Dal Dhokli is a comfort food, sumptuous one-dish meal.
Instructions
For The Dhoklis:
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead with water into the dough. I prefer it to be stiff but soft enough to roll out.
For The Dal:
  1. Wash and drain the dal. Pressure cook for 3 whistles and let the steam come down naturally before opening the lid.
  2. Mix the cooked dal with water in a deep bowl and blend until smooth using a hand blender.
  3. Add more 2½ cups of hot water, add the salt, kokum, lemon juice, jaggery, garlic- ginger-green chilli paste, and chilli powder, curry leaves and turmeric powder, mix well.
  4. Cook on a medium flame for 10 to 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, get the tempering ready; heat the ghee and oil in a small pan add mustard seeds and jeera. When they splutter, add the asafoetida, red chillies, cinnamon, cloves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  6. Add this tempering to the dal, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
To put Together the Dal Dhokli:
  1. Just before serving, boil the dal.
  2. Meanwhile, make 5 balls of the dough and roll out into a thin circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Cut each chapati into diamond or square shapes.
  4. Add the pieces or dhoklis to the dal one by one. (Else, you will have a big fat lump of dough in the dal.
  5. Add coriander and ghee mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve immediately with ghee.
Recipe Notes

Add more water if the dal thickens while simmering.

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Dal Dhokli, Varan Phal, Chakolya, Whole Wheat Noodles In Lentil Stew

Whole Wheat Noodles In Lentil Stew

Print Recipe
Dal Dhokli| Gujarati Recipes
Dal Dhokli is a comfort food, sumptuous one-dish meal.
Instructions
For The Dhoklis:
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead with water into the dough. I prefer it to be stiff but soft enough to roll out.
For The Dal:
  1. Wash and drain the dal. Pressure cook for 3 whistles and let the steam come down naturally before opening the lid.
  2. Mix the cooked dal with water in a deep bowl and blend until smooth using a hand blender.
  3. Add more 2½ cups of hot water, add the salt, kokum, lemon juice, jaggery, garlic- ginger-green chilli paste, and chilli powder, curry leaves and turmeric powder, mix well.
  4. Cook on a medium flame for 10 to 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, get the tempering ready; heat the ghee and oil in a small pan add mustard seeds and jeera. When they splutter, add the asafoetida, red chillies, cinnamon, cloves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  6. Add this tempering to the dal, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
To put Together the Dal Dhokli:
  1. Just before serving, boil the dal.
  2. Meanwhile, make 5 balls of the dough and roll out into a thin circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Cut each chapati into diamond or square shapes.
  4. Add the pieces or dhoklis to the dal one by one. (Else, you will have a big fat lump of dough in the dal.
  5. Add coriander and ghee mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve immediately with ghee.
Recipe Notes

Add more water if the dal thickens while simmering.

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71 thoughts on : Dal Dhokli| Stew of Dal and Wheat Flour Noodles

  • March 27, 2018 at 12:21 am

    I love dal dhokli.. it is so simple and light.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      😀

       
  • March 27, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Wish i could have this dal dhokli rite now drizzled with some ghee on the top. Tempting dish and i love this sort of healthy nutritious dishes;

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks, Priya.

       
  • March 27, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    I am drooling right now, had this dish at my friends place long back in my school days, thanks for the lovely recipe will make soon.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Welcome, Soma.

       
  • March 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    This is such an interesting recipe… what I like is that it is a meal in itself, you don’t need any other carbs to go with it… looks really delicious too…

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      True Rafeeda just a salad to go with it.

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 2:12 am

    One of the most satisfying and filling Gujarati one pot meal. Have you tried with raw peanut oil?

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      Next time will definitely try it

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Dal dhokli is my all time favorite. I make it at least once every 10 days. Love the way you’ve used a pastry cutter to cut the dhokli. Dal dhokli looks very tempting.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks, Mayuri.

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 7:04 am

    I absolutely love Dal Dhokli. There is something about this silky mellow dish that can make my day.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      😀

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Being a Gujarati, dal dhokli is a favourite. Its a comfort food that we can relish any time. This one looks absolutely yumm

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks dear.

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    i absolutely love dal dhokli and it’s been ages I made some. Thank you for reminding me to make some soon 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      😀

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Loved the beautiful images and the recipe too. Actually my husband doesnt like Dal Dhokli, else this was on my mind initially when the region was announced. So, maybe next time I should try some of this for myself with a bowl of steamed rice.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:49 pm

      Vidya in my place the only person who enjoys it is FIL. I eat it but will prefer not to kiddo and hubby make themselves scarce so this is made only for my Father-in law it helps as it is not hard to chew too.

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Dal Dhokli is a perfect one-pot meal. Full of flavours and nutritious too

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Very true Jyoti. Thanks.

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    This is really such an comfort food and perfect one pot meal.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks, Jolly.

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Such a comfort one bowl meal and healthy too !

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      😀 Thanks.

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    That’s brilliant, Archana! Our very own pasta dish from Indian subcontinent! I’ve heard of dhoklis but never dared try for fear of making the mess you have mentioned. But you make it sound so doable in your clear instructions. I’m looking forward to try! 😊

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Maria let me tell you I am the worst roller of rotis and if I can manage it anyone can. Do try it.

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Being Gujarati , Dal Dhokli is our weekend affair. Simply love it. So comfort food.. yours looks so inviting

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks.

       
  • March 28, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Filling bowl of protein filled rotis.. kids will love this for the yum yum taste..

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      Yes Sujita they go crazy over it.

       
  • sapana
    March 28, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Dal dhokli is a simple yet delicious one-pot meal with both protein and carbs in one dish. Looks so tempting.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks, Sapana

       
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Try Shamila I am sure you will like it.

       
  • Uma
    March 29, 2018 at 2:07 am

    This looks delicious. Cooking wheat flour noodles in pigeon pea stew sounds amazing.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Tastes great Uma.

       
  • March 29, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Archana, totally would immerse myself in this comforting bowl of dal dokli. superb shar and love the way the pasta style one folds over. must be so soft and delicate.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      I must thank you Seema for the ingredients and had it not been for the Sambaro (I hope I have it correct here) recipe I would have never thought of this dish which my Father-in-Law loves.

       
  • March 29, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Dal dhokli is one of my favourite Gujarati dishes. Yours looks so yumm Archana.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks, Jayashree.

       
  • March 29, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    I love these dal dhokli made from wheat flour. Looks so so yummilicious !!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you, Sasmita.

       
  • March 29, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    The Dal dhokli looks delicious..it’s nice to learn cuisine from different parts of India

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      March 29, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      True Lathiya with our diverse culture we have a treasure trove.

       
  • March 29, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    One of the classics in Gujrati cuisine. Love it👍👍

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 1, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks, Avin.

       
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks, Sharanya!

       
  • April 2, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Wow! Love the presentation and the recipe. This is perfectly made dal dhokli. 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks, dear.

       
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you.

       
  • April 9, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    love..love…love this dish…so tempted 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      😀

       
  • April 9, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Dal dhokli looks super tempting. Delicious and filling dish. Never tried before. Bookmarking it to try later.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks Sujata.

       
  • April 11, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    one pot meal dal dhokli with some salad at side is such a comforting meal…lovely share

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 12, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      Thank you.

       
  • April 13, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    The Dal Dhokla looks so yum!Will try this out soon!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks, Amrita.

       
  • April 15, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Dal dhokli looks so good.Comforting meal anytime.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks, dear.

       
  • April 17, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I have also made dal dhokli for this month’s challenge and it is such a comfort meal ! This one looks so good

     
  • April 17, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    I have also made dal dhokli for this month’s challenge and it is a comfort meal for sure ! This one looks so good !

     
  • April 17, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    The dal dhokli looks so good ..I have also made the same for this challenge and it is such a comfort meal !

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      Yes, Poonam it is.Thanks!

       
  • April 27, 2018 at 11:18 am

    This has to be one of the most temptingly delicious looking dishes I have seen online. I have not tried making most of Gujarati cuisine, and this seems a good place to start!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 27, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you Sujata Gujarati Cuisine is great you must try it.

       

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