Dal Dhokli| Gujarati Recipes
Dal Dhokli is a comfort food, sumptuous one-dish meal.
Servings Prep Time
6people 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6people 15minutes
Cook Time
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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