traditional Gujarati dal dhokli recipe | dal dhokli | with 48 step by step amazing images.
Dal dhokli is a Sunday morning delight in most traditional Gujarati households! A perfect combination of spiced whole wheat flour dhoklis simmered in Gujarati dal, traditional Gujarati dal dhokli can be classified as a sumptuous one-dish meal, but you could also serve it with rice to make it all the more tasty and wholesome.
Dal Dhokli is an all-time favourite dish made in Maharashtra and Gujarat, in which strips of wheat flour dough are cooked in a tongue-tickling dal.
The traditional Gujarati dal dhokli recipe is quite lengthy yet the outcome is tasty and amazing and worth every effort. To make dal dhokli, we have prepared dhoklis for dal by combining whole wheat flour, besan, chili powder, turmeric powder, carom seeds and oil and knead into a semi-stiff dough. Further, divide, roll and cook lightly for both the sides. Cool and cut each chapati into diamond or square shapes and keep aside. Next, we have made dal by pressure cooking the toovar dal. Transfer to a deep non-stick pan, further, blend with hand blender adding enough water. You might think that the dal is too watery but that’s how it should be.
Once you add the dhokli, it will absorb some of the water and the dal will get thicker. add the salt, kokum, lemon juice, jaggery, ginger-green chilli paste, chilli powder, cashewnuts, curry leaves and turmeric powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 15 minutes, while stirirng occasionally. Meanwhile, for the tempering, heat the ghee and oil in a small non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds and allow them to crackle. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, red chillies, cinnamon, cloves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds. Add this tempering to the dal, mix well and while stirring occasionally.
Just before serving, boil the dal, once it starts boiling, add the dhoklis, coriander and ghee, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Serve the dal dhokli immediately with ghee.
Just remember to simmer the dhokli in dal just before serving, or else it will turn soggy. Add the dhoklis one by one into the dal, otherwise they could coagulate to form one big lump. Add more water if the dal thickens while simmering.
My mother would prepare dal dhokli for us as breakfast or lunch on Sundays. Every Gujarati loves dal dhokli so similarly each and every family member loved relishing hot dal dhokli with ghee smeared on top. You can even fry few peanuts and garnish dal dhokli with it before serving.
You can try other satiating Gujarati one-dish meals like Sev Usal, Dahiwali Roti, Toovar Dal and Mixed Vegetable Masala Khichdi and Green Moong Dal Handvo.
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