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Dal Dhokli

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Tuvar dal cooked with spicy dough strips and tempered.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Dal Dhokli

Main Ingredients

Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal),, Whole wheat flour (atta)




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), soaked
    1 cup
  • Whole wheat flour (atta)
    3/4 cup
  • Gram flour (besan)
    1/4 cup
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Peanuts
    1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder
    3/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    3/4 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida
    2 pinches
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Desi ghee
    3 tablespo
  • Dried red chillies
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds
    3/4 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves
  • Jaggery (gur), grated
    1 teaspoon
  • Green chilli paste
    1 1/2 teaspoon
  • Onion , finely chopped
    1 small
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
    2 tablespoons
  • Lemon


Step 1

Drain dal and pressure cook it with 2 cups water, salt and ½ tsp turmeric powder till 3-4 whistles are given out.

Step 2

Open the lid of the cooker when pressure reduces completely and mash the dal with a hand blender.

Step 3

Add peanuts and simmer. Add salt, remaining turmeric powder, ½ tsp red chilli powder and 1 pinch of asafoetida to atta and mix well.

Step 4

Add oil and enough water and knead into a stiff dough. Divide into equal portions and shape into balls.

Step 5

Heat 3 tbsps ghee in a deep non stick pan. Chop red chillies into small pieces and remove seeds.

Step 6

Add remaining asafoetida, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies to ghee and sauté till fragrant.

Step 7

Add cooked dal and mix. Add 2 cups water and mix and let it simmer.

Step 8

Add jaggery, remaining red chilli powder, green chilli paste and mix.

Step 9

Roll out the dough balls as thinly as possible and cut into diamonds.

Step 10

Add these to the dal and simmer till the dhoklis get cooked.

Step 11

Pour into individual bowls, drizzle some desi ghee, a little onion and little coriander leaves on top of each, squeeze lemon and serve hot.

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