How to make Dal Dhokli - Lentils tempered and served with savoury dumplings, a typical Gujarati delicacy.


This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea, Whole wheat flour (atta) dough (गूंदा हुआ आटा)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Dal Dhokli

Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

For more recipes related to Dal Dhokli checkout Keoti Dal, Dal Dhokli, Sabz Bahar Arhar Dal, Amti . You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Vengaya Sambhar, Tidali Dal, Kashmiri Dal, Masoor Dal.


Dal Dhokli Recipe Card

Dal Dhokli

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Dhokli Recipe

  • Split pigeon pea 3/4 cup

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) dough 3/4 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 2 pinches

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Peanuts 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Kokum petals 3

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 3/4 teaspoon

  • Whole dry red chillies broken 2

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Boil dal with one fourth teaspoon turmeric powder and salt in a Wonderchef Secura5 Pressure Cooker till completely cooked. Whisk till smooth.Transfer into a deep pan and heat.

Step 2

Take whole wheat flour in a bowl. Add gram flour, salt, one fourth teaspoon turmeric powder, half the red chilli powder, one pinch of asafoetida and oil and mix.

Step 3

Add sufficient water and knead into a stiff dough. Roll the dough into a ball, apply a little oil and roll out as thin as possible into an oval shape.

Step 4

Cut into thin strips. Add salt, remaining turmeric powder, peanuts, kokum, jaggery and the remaining red chilli powder to the dal and stir.

Step 5

Add the dough strips and let it cook on medium heat. Do not stir too much or the dough strips may break.

Step 6

Heat ghee in Wonderchef Inducta Pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken dry red chillies, curry leaves and remaining asafoetida and add it to the dal.

Step 7

Let it simmer for five minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Also try out these recipes from Gujarati Cuisine like Dhokle Ki Bhel, Moong Phali Ki Kadhi, Sambariya , Dal Dhokli.

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