Friday, July 15, 2011

Dal Dhokli


al dhokli is a Rajasthani delicacy which I've tasted first time at my friend's place in Bangalore. It is a delicious one pot meal. I've posted one more recipe like this and that is 'Varan phal', which is made by using Arhar dal  and the shape of dhokli is different too. That is rolled like a chapati and cut into  small diamond shaped pieces. you can call that Gujarati Dal dhokli. In Rajasthani Dal dhokli, moong dal is used and the shape of dhokli is round with a whole in the center. This is what I thinks about these two ,I may be wrong though.

Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Salt - 1 1/2tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1tbsp
Green chili (finely chopped) - 1
Garam masala - 1/4tsp
Method - 
Cooking Dal
Wash dal and soak it for 30 mins. Put it in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water. Add 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and hing. Cook it till it gives 2 whistles.

Making Dhoklis
In a mixing bowl mix wheat flour, 1/2tsp salt, 1/2 turmeric powder, red chili powder and 1 tbsp oil. Knead the dough of paratha consistency. Divide the dough in 30 pieces and make small balls from them. Take a ball and flatten it between the palms. Make a whole with the finger in the center. Repeat the process for all the balls.

Open the cooker and add 2 cups of water and let it boil. Add dhoklies in it. Cover it and cook for another 2 whistles. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Serve it with ghee, and papad.


  1. Nice one ..there is a slightly different Gujrati version of this dish too..where the dhoklis are thinner. I have tasted that one.

  2. Nicely done recipe...looks good...

  3. Looks yummy, we prepare similar recipe Varanphal(Dal Roti) but with toor dal.

    I loved this recipe, will try like this next time, it's really very flavorful.

  4. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  5. A yummy rajathani delicacy!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. lovely and delicious r

  7. Wowwwwwwww.. Looks so tempting and perfect.. thanks for sharing :)

  8. Looks tasty! I've never had this sort of dish before, but I like the ingredients! Thanks!

  9. looks yummy I haven't made this before

  10. delicious looking dish I haven't made this before

  11. thanks for visiting my blog . You have lovely collection of recipes .....Glad to follow you ...
    very yummy recipe ....i will try this it is very innovative

  12. Never heard of Dhoklis before; very interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Hi jatsala, many thanks for your visit. this is the first tine I see this dokhlis., looks very delicious, because of the spices taste and aroma.

    Am keen to try this out. Have to start learning more about dhall varieties. Have a nice day

  14. Delicious looking recipe,sounds so tempting and yummy.

  15. interesting recipe..looks delioious..

  16. Hi dear,
    Never tried the dal dhokli..but ur post s soo tempting and inviting...i cdnt resist myself from drooling over the pics...i just love all these...awesome food wid superb



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