Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Gujarati Series: Daal-Dhokli

Daal-Dhokli, one of my most loved food since childhood.....This is pure comfort especially in the winter time. Served piping hot, this meal really satisfies. This is also one of the well known Gujarati dishes that you may have tasted before.

Here is what you need:

For the Dhokli: 1.5 cup wheat flour,
1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tbsp besan flour, a handful of chopped coriander leaves, salt and a pinch of sugar to taste.

For the Daal: 1.5 cups Tuver daal - cooked in the pressure cooker till soft.
1 large tomato, ginger-jalapeño- chopped, salt,turmeric, dhania-jeera powder, jaggery or brown sugar, coriander leaves. For the tempering, you will need, mustard seeds, dry red chilis, methi seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves,and cloves, some peanuts and oil.

Note: Daal-Dhokli tastes the best when made right before serving...around half an hour to 45 minutes before. Keeping it too long on the stove will result in a thick, gooey mess. (this is my experience talking)

Make the Dhokli dough: Mix the flours with the spices and the coriander leaves. Add Hot water and knead into a semi-stiff dough, almost similar to the one you make for Puris. Cover and set aside.

Cook the tuver daal until soft. In a deep pot, take some oil, add the mustard seeds, dry chili, methi seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves,peanuts and cloves. Now add the chopped tomato, jalapeño and ginger. Stir well. Add the daal and enough water for the dhoklis to cook in. Don't make it too thick or too thin. Add the rest of the spices and let this come to a boil.

Meanwhile make the dhoklis by rolling out the dough, take a knife and cut out diamond shapes that are neither too thick or thin. Drop these dhoklis one by one into the daal.

Let the daal cook until the dhoklis are soft. Serve Hot with some basmati rice...and of course, dahi. One of my most favorite foods...this is bound to fill you up! This is also a great dish for the kiddies, they just love those soft dhoklis....try it sometime.

21 comments:

Seema said...

Trupti, Dhokli Daal Looks so perfect. And you are right about mentioning that its one among the most comforting dish specially in winter. Loved it gal.
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Seema

USHA said...

Hey Trupti, this is completely new to me...

Receipes looks good and makes me to feel as you said perfect for winter...
Thanks for sharing..

Manasi said...

Hi!! Yuuumm! I love daal dhokli! infact it becomes a one-dish-meal in my case!!! I made this as my first entry for JFI when I started blogging!!

Asha said...

This is your second Dal Dhokli,another one was with Brown Chana.I love both these versions although never made it before.It's like Indian Pasta!:))
Yummy and nutritous.Thanks T ,love Gujarati series.
Have a great V'day tomorrow!!Lots of love from me to you all.Hugs.

Sri said...

Trupti Dal dhokli looks warm and comforting...a perfect dal for these chilly winter. Today we are having snow blizzard.

Sia's corner said...

ahhhhh... wow.... ohhhhhh.... mmmmmm.... i am lost... look at that dal dhokli...

Yum said...

OK thats it, I have to try this out!

Ive heard about this, but never tasted it before. Saw it on another blog yesterday too, now I cant resist. Looks yummy :)

nz said...

hey Trupti, I already tried this when u posted it a while back and the whole family loved it !! I make this quite often now :-)

And yeah, have a great Valentine's day :-)

Anonymous said...

Trupti,
Awesome recipe. You have to tell me the name of the album, that plays on your site...I just looove it, very soothing...
Asha

Manjula said...

Sounds like a gujarati pasta! Whole wheat pasta sheets cooked in a dal sauce!!
I am a South Indian not so familiar with the northern dishes. I am very excited to learn exotic new dishes.
Just made your Vaghareli Khichdi last weekend. It was delicious, loved it. Will post my review soon.

Sandeepa said...

Heyyyyy Trupti Congrats
Your blog has been nominated among the best Food Blogs at IndiBlogger...check Shaheens Post
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HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Congrats. I believe
Your blog has been nominated among the best Food Blogs at IndiBlogger...

You are absoutly right about Dal Dhokli - .....This is pure comfort especially in the winter time. Served piping hot, this meal really satisfies.

One may add shuddha ghee to enhance the taste.

In Mumbai, at Bhuleshwar, there is one simple restaurant called "Khichdi Samrat" - (Kanda,Kasan Varjit.), who is famous for world best Dal Dhokali and Mungachi Khichadi.

Sushma said...

Dal dhokli tastes delicious .. a good comforting food. My mon often makes it as my father loves it very much. Thanxs for sharing.
-Sushma

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

How come Panditji Shivkumar Sharmaji and Santoor has been disappeared from your blog ?

Coffee said...

The ultimate gujju dish!!!!! Have you seen my version of stuffed dal dhokli???

And yeah!!!!! Yours is nominated as one of the best indi food blog!!!! Congrats dear!!! Happy for you :)

Jyothsna said...

Wow Trupti, you are churning out all my favourite gujarati dishes! Thankyou so much for this! Hope the next one is gavar dhokli, :).

Sangeeta said...

Hi Trupti,

At this rate, I'll have to move near you to savor all these goodies :) :) ... Thanks for sharing the recipe for this wonderful dish.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey trupthi,
This look great like all of the other recipes.

sana said...

I just made dal dhokli using your recipe. It tastes great. The only change I made is adding ajwain to the dhokli dough.

khushi said...

Hi

Thanks for the recipe tried it and hubby loved it ! just added a little tamarind water to make it more tangy ! keep upgrading us !

pi said...

hey this rcipe looks lovely... i have been searching and searching for some nice gujarati recipes.. been brought up in mumbai i am a big gujju food fan....
but i was just wondering when do u use the jaggery and dhania jeera powder u mentioned in the recipe..

simply love ur blog.. ammmazing recipes.. looking forward to more and more gujju recipes :)) keep blogging

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