Dal Dhokli


Chef Avtar Singh Rana

Ingredients for the Dal Dhokli

  • 1 cup Tuvar Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Chopped
  • 5 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Jaggery Grated
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Coriander For Garnishing
  • Roasted Peanuts For Garnishing

Making of Dhokli

  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tbsp Besan
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Ajwain
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

Tempering of the dal to give the smoky texture/Flavor

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves
  • 3-4 Green Chilli Slit into half

Method of making Dal

  1. Wash the dal and add it in a pressure cooker along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, tomato and 4 cups of water.
  2. Pressure cook until dal is softened.
  3. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and let the pressure release.
  4. Add jaggery, 2 cups of water and lemon juice in the dal and mix well.

Making of Dhokli

  1. Add whole wheat flour, gram flour, salt, vegetable oil, ajwain and turmeric powder in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add little water and knead to make a soft chapati like dough.
  3. Make small balls from the dough and roll to make a thin chapati.
  4. Cut the chapati into small pieces of any desired shape.
  5. Add the pieces in the cooked dal.
  6. Add some more water if the dal is too thick.
  7. Cook for 10-12 minutes on medium heat until the dough is cooked properly.

For Tempering

  1. Heat ghee in a pan.
  2. Once the ghee is how, add hing, cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds.
  3. Add curry leaves and green chilli and fry for a few seconds.
  4. Pour the tempering over the dal and give it a gentle mix.
  5. Garnish the dal dhokli with fresh coriander and sprinkle roasted peanut on top.
  6. Serve hot.

Please Note

You can do some different stuffing also in dhokli, instead of plain chapati, you can stuffed the dough with methi/fenugreek or different aromatic herbs in the season for a twist.

Published by Avtar Singh Rana

A brief about Chef Avtar Singh Rana Chef Avtar Singh Rana a passionate professional celebrity chef having more than 2 decades of experience. A chef who wears different hats, who ranges from the city Delhi is someone who loves interaction and discovery with a vision of always coming up with the best and true perfectionist at his work, he dwells in photography, traveling and of course food. He started his carrier with Taj Group of hotels, in the year 1998 and since then has only achieved milestones and growth immensely his hunger to learn and explore more got him travelling to the middle east, Oman, KSA , multiple times, where he worked for some of the iconic hotels. His talent also brought him recognition from Radisson, Starwood and Accor, where he was responsible for the preopening of the hotels. An individual who leads by the examples and has the knack of grasping quickly and extend warm hospitality.

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