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Dal Dhokli

Kartikeya Mishra
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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Another dish from The Gujarati cuisine. This is a complete meal in itself.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Gujarat
  • Pan fry
  • Pressure Cook
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 1/4 cup Arhar (toor) dal
  2. 1/4 teaspoon ajwain
  3. 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  4. 1 tablespoon gram flour
  5. 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  6. 1 tablepoon oil
  7. 2 tomatoes (chopped)
  8. 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  9. 1 green chilli (chopped)
  10. 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  11. 1/2 teaspoon coriander seed powder
  12. A pinch of hing
  13. 1/4 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  14. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  15. 1/4 cup Whole wheat flour
  16. salt to taste


  1. Wash and soak the Arhar dal in water for 10 minutes. Pressure cook it until 1 whistle, simmer and then turn off the flame.
  2. Knead together whole wheat flour, besan, a pinch of turmeric powder, a pinch of red chilli powder, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and ajwain with water. Roll it and cut small rectangles of it.
  3. In a pan, heat some oil and crackle mustard seeds. Add cumin seeds, coriander powder, garam masala, tomatoes, Green chillies, and red chilli powder. Cook it for 2 minutes.
  4. Heat the dal and add this mixture into it. Also add the cut dhoklis. Cook until the dhoklis turn a little hard and hold their shape. Add lemon juice. Serve with coriander leaves garnished on top.

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