How to make Dal Dhokli - SK Khazana Recipe -

The popular Gujarati one-dish meal – dal dhokli made with a slight twist

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) (तुवर दाल/अरहर दाल), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Gujarati, Fusion

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Dal Dhokli - SK Khazana Recipe

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It is a fact that Dals and Kadhis are comfort foods and they are a good source of calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B and iron. Dals, especially are a major source of dietary fibre and proteins. Kadhis are a blend of yogurt and herbs which assist in efficient digestion. Every region has its locally grown herbs and spices as the key ingredients, thus a variety of kadhis are relished across the length and breadth of Indian subcontinent.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Dhokli - SK Khazana Recipe Recipe

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) boiled 2 cups

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 1 sprigs

  • Raw peanuts 1/4 cup

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Ginger grated 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Clove powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) 2 teaspoons

  • Tamarind water 1/4 cup

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnish

  • Cherry tomatoes for garnish

  • Dough

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 cup + for dusting

  • Gram flour (besan) 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Stuffing

  • Scraped coconut fresh 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Take boiled split pigeon pea in a bowl and blend with a hand blender till smooth.

Step 2

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add asafoetida, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and raw peanuts, mix and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3

Add tomatoes and mix well. Cover and cook till they turn soft and pulpy.

Step 4

Add ginger, mix and saute for 30 seconds. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, clove powder, cinnamon powder and the blended pigeon peas and mix well.

Step 5

Add ½ cup water, mix well. Add jaggery, mix and cook till the jaggery dissolves.

Step 6

Add tamarind water, mix, cover and cook for a 4-5 minutes.

Step 7

Take whole wheat flour in a large bowl, add gram flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, carom seeds, oil and sufficient water, mix well and knead to a semi-stiff dough.

Step 8

To make the stuffing, take coconut in a bowl, salt, sugar, lemon juice and red chilli powder and mix well.

Step 9

Divide the dough into 2 portions. Roll out one portion into a large disc. Trim the edges to straighten them and cut into 1 inch diamonds with a pastry cutter. . Transfer them on a plate.

Step 10

Divide the remaining dough into small portions and shape them into balls. Dust with a little flour and roll out each ball into a small disc. Place a little stuffing mixture in the centre, apply a little water on the edges, bring the two sides together and press to seal. Further gather the edges and shape into a potli.

Step 11

Slide the diamond shaped pieces and the potlis into the dal. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes or till completely cooked.

Step 12

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and cherry tomatoes. Serve hot.

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