Organic Dal Dhokli - Authentic Gujrathi Recipe

Authentic Gujrathi Dal Dhokli
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Khapli wheat flour - 3 cups
  • Cumin seed powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ajwain seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 teaspoons
  • Organic Tuvar Dal - 1 cup
  • Peanuts - 2 to 3 tablespoon
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - 6 to 7 
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Red chilly powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Crushed jaggery - 1 1/2 teaspoon (you can increase the jaggery if you like more sweet dal)
  • Kokam - 2 to 3
  • Coriander - 1 teaspoon
  • Desi Cow Ghee - 1 tablespoon

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli?

Step 1 - Pressure cook the dal

  1. In a steel bowl wash the tuvar dal
  2. Add 2 cups of water to the dal
  3. Add a pinch of asafoetida and turmeric to the dal
  4. In another bowl take peanuts
  5. Add enough water to cover the peanuts properly
  6. Add a pinch of sal to the peanuts
  7. Pressure cook both for 3 whistles and 10 minutes on a low flame

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli - Step 1

Step 2 - Prepare the dough

  1. In a bowl take the khapli gehu atta
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of oil 
  3. Add cumin seed powder
  4. Add ajwain
  5. Add salt to taste
  6. Add water and knead in to a dough (chapati style dough)

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli - Step 2

Step 3 - Rest the dough

  1. Apply oil on the dough 
  2. Cover and rest for 10 minutes
  3. Knead again and dough is ready

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli - Step 3

Step 4 - Make the chapati

  1. Roll the dough into a thick chapati
  2. The thickness should be more than a regular chapati but lesser than a stuffed paratha

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli - Step 4

Step 5 - Make the pieces

  1. Cut the chapati into small pieces
  2. You can make any shape like square or rectangle. Here I have made diamond shaped pieces

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli - Step 5

Step 6 - Check the dal

  1. The dal should be cooked properly. It is now ready for the tadka
  2. The peanuts will also be soft now

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli - Step 6

Step 7 - Make the tadka

  1. Heat oil in a kadhai
  2. Once hot, add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chilly
  3. Add a pinch of asafoetida

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli - Step 7

Step 8 - Add the dal

  1. Add the dal to the crackling tadka
  2. Add some water to adjust consistency

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli - Step 8

Step 9 - Add the spices

  1. At this stage you have to put in all the seasoning
  2. First add the red chilly powder
  3. Then goes in the salt
  4. Add jaggery and kokam
  5. Add the peanuts 
  6. Allow the dal to come to a boil

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli - Step 9

Step 10 - Add the pieces

  1. Once the dal comes to a boil, add the dhokli that you have made

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli - Step 10

Step 11 - Cook the dhokli in the dal

  1. It might take 5 to 10 minutes for the dhokli to cook
  2. Cover and simmer the kadhai for 5 minutes.
  3. When the dhokli starts floating on the dal, it is ready
  4. Break one dhokli and check if it is done
  5. This is the time to add some water if the dal becomes to thick

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli - Step 11

Step 12 - Serve

  1. Add some chopped coriander and ghee to the dal dhokli and serve hot

How to make Gujrathi Dal Dhokli - Step 12

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