How to make dal dhokli– Dal dhokli recipe

This is a popular Gujarati delicacy. My sister inspired me to try this one. We always try to keep our dinner light. So I made the delicious dal dhokli for me and my hubby. We enjoyed a bowl of this, which was quite filling , but not too heavy too.

While making this one, I was reminded of a similar dish where the wheat dough is seasoned with appropriate ingredients and it actually does not have dal in it. I will post that sometime.

Till that I hope you try this one and enjoy it too!!



Recipe source- Show me the curry




  • Cuisine: north indian
  • Course: brunch
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes mins



1/2 cup Tuvar Dal – dry
2 tbsps Whole Raw Peanuts
1/8 tsp Fenugreek Seeds (Methi daane)
2 cups Water
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour/atta
1 Tbsp Chickpea Flour (Besan)
1/4 tsp Ajwain /omam (Carom Seeds)
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder – or to taste
1 tbsp Oil
1/4 cup Warm Water – + 2 tbsp
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)
1 inch Cinnamon Stick – piece
4 Cloves
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Ajwain /omam
1 Dry Red Chili
1/4 tsp Asafoetida (Hing)
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 sprig Curry Leaves
2 tsps Ginger – (minced)
to taste (minced) Green Chilies
1 Tomato – large, chopped
5 cups Water
2 tsps Salt – or to tastes
2 tbsps Jaggery – (one small lump)
1 tbsp Tamarind Pulp
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Cumin Powder
2 tsps Coriander Powder
Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) – chopped, for garnishing


  1. Wash the dal. Soak for 20-30 minutes (optional).
  2. Add the peanuts and fenugreek seeds.
  3. Pour the water.
  4. Pressure cook till the dal becomes soft and mushy.(well cooked.)
To make the dhoklis-
  1. Combine all the ingredients for making dhokli except oil.(see the ingredient list.)
  2. Add the water accordingly to make a smooth and firm dough. Add oil and knead to a non sticky dough.
  3. Make three equal sized balls with the dough.
  4. Roll the ball to a thin circle with a rolling pin.(thinner than a chapati)
  5. If its sticky, rub some oil on the surface.
  6. Cut them into small rectangular pieces with a knife.
  7. (Keep the dough ready and make the dhokli simultaneously as you season the dal.)


Seasoning the dal
cloves and Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Add the mustard seeds. When it crackles add ajwain,cinnamon stick.
Add the ginger, green chillies and curry leaves.


  1. Add the tomatoes.
  2. Add turmeric powder.
  3. Add the cooked dal.
  4. Mix well and add salt and jaggery.
  5. Add the tamarind paste, coriander powder and garam masala.
  6. Add the cumin powder and red chilly powder.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Pour the water.
  9. Allow it to boil.


When it comes to a boil, add the dhoklis.

As you are making the dhoklis simulatneouly, keep putting the dhoklis as you make them.

It should be done quickly.

Now cover with a lid.

Cook for around 25-30 minutes.

  1. Ingredients

    The raw taste of the dough should go.
  2. Steps

    1. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  3. Serve warm.
  4. Notes
  5. You can use kokum instead of tamarind.
  6. You can squeeze in some lemon juice.
  7. In the original recipe, some green peas is also used. It is cooked when you season the dal. Green peas is added before you add the tomatoes.

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  1. Looks yummy 🙂

  2. Very clear visuals with instructions!We as Indians are used to such cooking which is systematic & precise.Good to have been born in Bharat!All our ways are full of wisdom & include body & mind health!Our cooking is both an art as well as science!Thanks!

  3. Premalatha Aravindhan

    Delicious recipe,yummy…

  4. Shama Nagarajan

    interesting recipe da….inviting

  5. Hamaree Rasoi

    Delicious and lovely looking dal. excellent preparation.Deepa

  6. Subha Subramanian

    Looks so good.first time on ur space.u have lovely recipes.x❤x❤

  7. looking very tempting n delicious….Excellent pictures as well.


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