Daal Dhokli

Daal Dhokli

This is in my top 10 favourite recipes. I looooove it and I hope you do to 

The Dhokli is made from flour and are like little dumplings in your dal. Essentially making this a one pot meal as it has everything you need. 
It can be time consuming the first time you make it, but it is worth it.

Dal Dhokli - FULL Recipe 

I have all the step by step process shots ... should i make a quick video of it ? 


For the dal

  • 1/2 cup split green moong dal
  • 1/2 cup tur dal
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1-2 tbsp of channa dal
  • 2 tbsp of ghee/oil
  • 1/4 tsp whole cumin
  • 1/4 tsp carom (ajwain)
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 2 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 1/2 chopped garlic
  • Few finely chopped green chillies
  • 6-8 finely chopped curry patta leaves
  • 1 medium size onion
  • chopped
  • 1 medium to big tomato chopped into small cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

For the dhokli

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp of carom (ajwain)
  • Pinch of whole cumin
  • Knead all of the above with little water and keep aside
  • Cover with a muslin cloth /plate /bowl

For the tadka

  • 1 tbsp of ghee/oil
  • Pinch of panch phoren
  • 1 tsp of chopped ginger garlic
  • 2-3 chopped curry patta leaves
  • 1 tsp chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp chopped green chilli
  • 2 whole red chillies
  • 1/4 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder


For the dal

  • Wash and soak the dal in water for 30 minutes
  • Take a pressure cooker add the ghee to it and warm the ghee a little
  • Rub the carom seeds and whole cumin on your palm for 20-30 seconds Then add it to the ghee
  • Stir for few seconds ,then add the chopped green chillies and curry patta leaves
  • Stir fry for few seconds then add the chopped ginger garlic
  • Stir fry for 30-40 seconds Then add the chopped onion
  • Stir fry for a minute or so Then add salt to taste ,turmeric powder, chilli powder, kashmiri chilli powder and cumin powder and stir fry for few minutes
  • If the masala starts catching at the bottom add 3-4 tbsp of water
  • Now add the chopped tomato and stir fry for few minutes
  • Then bring the flame to low and cover the masala and let it cook for few minutes
  • When the masala becomes totally soft
  • Add the dal and stir fry for few minutes
  • Then add the water Mix everything well ,sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook till 1 whistle .
  • Then remove from flame and let the pressure cooker open naturally.

For the dhokli

  • Knead the whole wheat flour with all the ingredients given above.
  • cover and keep with a muslin cloth/plate /bowl .
  • Take the kneaded flour and break into small pieces ,like a tablet ,press it between your thumb and index finger so that it becomes flat
  • Make such tiny dhokli of the flour which has been kneaded and keep aside .
  • When the pressure cooker opens cook the dal on low flame for few minutes
  • Then slowly add the dhokli to the dal ,mix it in gently
  • Then cover and cook on low flame 7-10 minutes, stirring in between.

Now for the tadka

  • Take a small pan add 1 tbsp of ghee
  • Let the ghee get warm then rub the panch phoren on your palm for few seconds then add to the ghee in the pan
  • In few seconds add the chopped ginger-garlic ,chopped onion, chopped green chilli , chopped curry patta leaves ,whole red chillies and chilli powder
  • Stir fry all of the above for a minute or so
  • Then add to the dal dhokli
  • Mix it in gently
  • Cook for a minute or so .
  • Done