Dal dhokli

A favourite in Gujarati households. It’s a complete meal by itself.

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 3-4


To be put in a pressure cooker

  • 1 cup toovar dal
  • 1 cupwater
  • 1/4 cup peanuts


Other ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 pieces cinnamon sticks
  • 4 lavang (cloves)
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 4  kadi pata (curry leaves)
  • 1/2 tsp rai (mustard) seeds
  • 1 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
  • Salt and Chilli powder to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 pieces  Kokum (soaked in water)
  • 1/3 cup jaggery


For the dhokli

  • ¾  cup atta (wheat flour)
  • ¾  tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water for making the dough


For the dhokli

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and form a dough
  2. Make 2 rounds of the dough
  3. With the help of a little flour, roll out the and make thin chappatis
  4. Slice the chappatis vertically and horizontally.


For the dal

  1. In a pressure cooker add the toovar dal, water and peanuts, and cook till done.
  2. In a vessel heat the oil, add the hing, curry leaves, mustard seeds, cinnamon sticks, lavang and saute for 15 seconds.
  3. Add the toovar dal mixture, haldi, water, kokum, jaggery, salt and chilli powder to taste.
  4. Cook for 4 minutes.


How to proceed

  1. Place the dhoklis in the dal. Cook for 2 more minutes. They will automatically be cooked and you will get delicious dal dhokli.


To serve

  1. Serve hot with chopped tomato and cucumber.
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  • Nandana Bhakta


  • Nandana Bhakta

    Very simplified and clear recipe Will definitely try

  • Jaysheel Hazarat

    This is a delicious meal in itself, a Sunday lunch tradition

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