Dal Dhokli – Most Popular Spicy Dal Dhokli Recipe At Home

dal dhokli recipe

Dal Dhokli – Most Popular Spicy Dal Dhokli Recipe At Home

Dal dhokli is a famous food of Maharashtra, Gujarat and is popular all around the northern parts of India. 

It is a comfort food during a rainy day. Indeed, serving this hot dal dhokli is all enough for a good day and feels full for a very long time. 

What is dal dhokli? 

It is so simple to answer. It is a complete meal by which wheat dough with some flavours is cooked in dal. 

Dal dhokli is a one pot meal and you can prepare it in very less time. 

It is a flavourful recipe bound with many flavourful ingredients in it. 

This is a protein rich food as it contains lots of dal in it. And so you can serve this recipe for lunch as it is very very healthy and filling. 

You can make this recipe even when you have left over dal. And the fact is the traditional way of making this recipe is from leftover dal only. One serving of dal dhokli calories is around 366 calories combined with protein, carbohydrates and fat. Follow my step by step dal dhokli recipe for making it super delicious. 

How to make dal dhokli at home?

The first thing is let’s take the dal dhokli ingredients which are flour and dal. And the next thing is kneading the dough for dhokli. 

Today I am using maida or all purpose flour for making the dough. You can also use atta or whole wheat flour for making the dough to make it more healthier. 

Am adding red chilli powder, turmeric, hing and salt along with some oil and ghee. 

You can add any other flavours like ajwain and cumin if you like. 

You have to knead a really soft dough to make the perfect dhokli. 

Then you have to roll the dough with medium thickness as you usually roll dough for chapati. 

Now you have to cut the dough into any shape you like. 

To make it more interesting for kids you can use small cookie cutters to make different shapes like star, moon and more. 

Today I am making simple square and diamond shapes. And so yes we must talk about the consistency of the dal you prepare for the dal dhokli. 

It should be really watery as the dough will absorb the dal and make it really thick.

What to serve with dal dhokli?

You can serve dal dhokli without any side dish as it itself a complete meal. 

Is dal dhokli healthy? 

Yes dal dhokli is completely healthy, so you can serve it both for kids and adults. 

So when it comes to storing the dal dhokli in the refrigerator, obviously I won’t recommend it. Because it has to be eaten fresh, storing it will make the dough absorb too much dal and the mixture will become a single solid.

dal dhokli

Dal Dhokli – Most Popular Spicy Dal Dhokli Recipe At Home

dal dhokli is famous for north indian style dish. This taste is like spicy and delicious, it is favourite for housemates. Dal is main ingredient of this recipe, easy to make this.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people

Ingredients
  

Maida Preparation

  • 1.00 cup Maida
  • 0.50 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 0.50 tbsp Red chili powder
  • 0.50 tbsp Hing
  • 0.50 tbsp Salt
  • 1.00 tbsp Oil
  • 1.00 tbsp Ghee

Masala Preparation

  • 2.00 cup Toor dal
  • 3.00 tbsp Oil
  • 1.00 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 5.00 nos Curry leaves
  • 1.00 nos Cinnamon stick
  • 3.00 nos Green chilies
  • 0.25 tbsp Hing
  • 1.00 tbsp Red chili powder
  • 1.00 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1.00 tbsp Garam masala
  • 0.25 tbsp Jaggery
  • 1.00 nos Tomato
  • 1.00 tbsp Salt
  • 1.00 tbsp Coriander leaves

Instructions
 

Maida Preparation

  • The key ingredients to prepare Dal dhokli recipe,we need toor dal,all purpose flour,garam masala,cinnamon sticks,cloves,coriander powder,coriander leaves,turmeric powder,curry leaves,green chilies,cumin seeds,red chili powder,oil ,asafoetida ,jaggery and salt.
    dal dhokli maida preparation step 0
  • Take a separate vessel or mixing bowl,add one cup of all purpose flour or maida in it.
    dal dhokli maida preparation step 1
  • Add a pinch of turmeric powder for giving yellow color and for good smell as well.
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  • After mixing the flour lightly,add half a tablespoon of red chili powder for a spiciness
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  • Add a pinch of asafoetida or hing powder for taste but it is optional and mix it lightly.
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  • Add half a tablespoon of Salt for taste and mix it ,donï¿œt add too much of salt ,we need to add salt for dal curry too.
    dal dhokli maida preparation step 5
  • Add a little bit oil too make a soft dough ,you can add a tablespoon of ghee for good smell and taste.
    dal dhokli maida preparation step 6
  • Gradually add water little by little ,now knead the flour thoroughly to make a smooth dough.
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  • Now the dough is ready now ,close it and keep it aside by sprinkling some water on the top of the dough.
    dal dhokli maida preparation step 8

Masala Preparation

  • Turn on the flame,place a pressure cooker and add a cup of toor dal with two cups of water and leave it 3 to 4 whistles.
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  • After 3 to 4 whistles,when the pressure calms down completely ,open the lid now the dal is nicely boiled.
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  • Mash the boiled toor dal using ladle ,the toor dal appears a thick paste that is shown below.
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  • Now add the water little by little and mix it until it forms a thick pouring consistency.
    dal dhokli masala preparation step 3
  • Donï¿œt add too much of water,it should not become too watery ,it should be semi thick .
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  • Take a dough and divide the dough into two small balls to prepare a flattened roll.
    dal dhokli masala preparation step 5
  • Dust some flour on the flat surface ,take a ball and make a round shape flattened roll evenly.
    dal dhokli masala preparation step 6
  • Now cut the flattened roll in to small rectangular pieces and keep it in a separate plate.
    dal dhokli masala preparation step 7
  • Turn on the flame,place a pan or tawa ,add two to three tablespoon of oil or ghee .
    dal dhokli masala preparation step 8
  • Add a tablespoon of cumin seeds ,you can also include a tablespoon of mustard seeds .
    dal dhokli masala preparation step 9
  • When the splutter starts ,add 4 to 5 curry leaves and again splutter for few seconds.
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  • Add a single cinnamon stick and clove into oil and fry it lightly in low flame.
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  • Add 3 to 4 green chilies or else you can add red chilies for more taste and sautï¿œ.
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  • Add a pinch of asafoetida or hing powder and saute it well,adding asafoetida is optional.
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  • Now pour the dal batter after seasoning completes and cook it for under 5 minutes.
    dal dhokli masala preparation step 14
  • When the dal half cooked ,add a tablespoon of red chili powder and mix it completely.
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  • When the red chili smell goes away ,Add a tablespoon of coriander powder and mix it.
    dal dhokli masala preparation step 16
  • Add a tablespoon of garam masala or dhania powder and mix it,let it cook for few minutes.
    dal dhokli masala preparation step 17
  • In traditional manner while preparing dhokli add little bit of jaggery so that it gives a blended taste.
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  • Add half cup of small pieces of tomatoes ,let it cook until the tomatoes get nicely boiled and turns soft.
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  • Now add the dough pieces into the boiling dal,adding one by one pieces in dal curry is important.
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  • Add two cups of water and let it boil 8 to 10 minutes so that the dough pieces will get nice boil.
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  • Add a tablespoon of salt or as per your taste and leave it boil,you can add kokum pieces if possible.
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  • Add some finely chopped coriander leaves in a dhokli and mix it and let it boil for few seconds.
    Dal Dhokli masala preparation step 23
  • Now the dal dhokli cooked completely,turn off the flame and leave it to cool ,transfer it in a separate bowl.
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