Dal Dhokli


It is a traditional Gujarati one pot meal dish that is made by simmering wheat flour dumplings in thin gujarati dal.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins


  • 4 tablespoon ghee
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon Hing
  • curry leaves
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 3 teaspoon garlic, grated
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon jaggery
  • 1 tablespoon imli paste
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon peanuts
  • ½ cup toor daal
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped for garnish


  •  cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon besan
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon carom seeds
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Instructions For Daal Dhokli

  • Heat ghee and add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add cumin seeds, asafoetida, and curry leaves.
  • Add turmeric, ginger, and garlic. Mix well.
  • Add tomatoes, red chili powder, jaggery, tamarind paste, salt, peanuts and toor dal. Mix well.
  • Add 2 cups of water and Pressure Cook for 10 minutes.

Make the Dhokli

  • Mixing 2 cups of whole wheat flour, chickpea flour, salt, carom seeds, red chili powder, turmeric and half tablespoon of oil.
  • Use water and make a smooth dough.
  • Make balls from the dough.
  • Using a knifer, cut each rolled circle dhoklis.
  • Sprinkle a little bit of dry flour before layering the pieces on a tray to avoid them from sticking to each other.
  • Turn daal into sautey mode and add 3 cups of water, mix well, cook covered with a glass lid and bring the dal to a gentle boil.

Pressure cook Dal & Dhokli

  • Add half of the dough squares to the dal and mix gently.
  • Add remaining half dough squares, mix again.
  • Pressure Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Mix the Daal Dhokli, add another tablespoon or two of ghee and garnish with chopped cilantro.


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