Dal Dhokli: Gujarati Recipe You Must Try At Home (Toor Dal) 

Snehil Sharma

Snehil Sharma
Oct 2022

2 min read
Dal Dhokli Recipe

Cooking Time

15 Minutes

Total Time

20 Minutes

  • Split Pigeon Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Wheat Flour (atta) - 1/4 cup
  • Gram Flour (Besan) - 2 Tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 Tbsp
  • Red Chili Powder - 1/4 Tbsp
  • Asafoetida - 2 Pinches
  • Olive Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Desi Ghee - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 Tbsp
  • Whole Dry Red Chili - 2
  • Curry Leaves - 6-8
  • Coriander Leaves (Finely Chopped) - 2 Tbsp
  • Salt – As Per the Taste
  • Dal dhokli is a traditional dish of Gujarat. Dal dhokli recipe is generally prepared with dals and wheat flour as base ingredients. Even though this one-pot meal is one of the classic and must-try Gujarati dishes. It has a soft texture dhokli that is fully submerged in a semi-thick gravy of dal and has a mild sweet & spicy taste. 

    Despite being easy to prepare, it has healthy and stomach-filling properties. So, let’s learn more about its preparation and the ingredients that can be used. 

    How To Prepare Dal Dhokli

    Let’s segregate the recipe to understand the preparation more clearly.  

    1. To Make the Dal

    • Firstly, boil the dal in a pressure cooker till the pigeon peas get soft. Then, keep it aside.
    • In the meantime, heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds, asafoetida, garlic ginger paste, and finally, the boiled dal.
    • Also, add turmeric powder, chili powder, a pinch of jaggery, salt, and curry leaves. Then, boil.

    Note: You can add any seasonal vegetables also.

    2. To Make the Dhokli

    • To begin with, take flour (atta), besan, add salt, turmeric, red chili powder, a pinch of asafoetida, 1-2tbsp of oil, and mix it with flour. After mixing, prepare a dough and knead it well.
    • Secondly, roll out small round-shaped rotis or in any shape which is comfortable for you to roll and drop them into the boiled dal mixture.
    • When all the dhokli pieces are put in, boil the dal for a further 15 minutes on a low flame. 
    • Finally, your dal dhokli is ready to serve. Sprinkle some coriander leaves to garnish and serve hot.

    Nutritional Value of Dal Dhokli

    Per Bowl 

    Nutrients Value
    Carbohydrates26 gm
    Protein5.2 gm
    Fat7 gm
    Total Calories185 Calories

    Potential Benefits of Toor Dal (Pigeon Peas) In Dal Dhokli

    Here sharing some of the benefits of toor dal which is the main ingredient of the recipe:

    • Maintain Blood Pressure

    Pigeon peas contain potassium which can aid people suffering from hypertension. Also, this dal or lentil helps in reducing blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease if consumed on a regular basis.

    • Helps In Weight Loss

    Toor dal is rich in protein and has dietary fiber elements. It also helps to increase metabolism and minimize the chance of weight loss as it keeps you full for a longer interval.

    • Boost Immunity

    Additionally, the presence of magnesium in this lentil is extremely essential for the body that aids in the functioning of the body. Also helps to boost the immunity of the body and keeps you away from infectious diseases. 

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