Rajasthani Dal Dhokli Recipe

It is a traditional dish of Rajasthani cuisine generally prepared with dals (lentils) and wheat flour as base ingredients..

Dal Dhokli is a spicy, satisfying, and sumptuous one pot meal made by boiling lightly spiced wheat flour dumplings in a lentil base. While dhokli is made from whole wheat flour aka chapati atta. Dough is made from atta with few spices. Then rolled into thin circle and press it to get circular shapes..Then for a final touch a spicy tempering is added to this cooked dal dhokli.
Dal Dhokli healthy because it has a lot of lentils which are rich in protein..It’s a easy method of making Dal Dhokli.. Kids will definitely love it ..
Do you want to learn the step by step recipe to make Dal Dhokli? Here is how to make Dal Dhokli recipe in traditional Rajasthani style..
Ingredients:
Dough to make Dhokli:
1 cup Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Gram Flour
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
•1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
• A Pinch Of Asafetida (Hing)
2 tsp Oil
Salt To Taste
Water as Needed (to make a tight dough)
To Make Dal (lentil base) :
1 cup Chilka moong dal / Split green lentil
2 tsp chana dal (optional)
1 tsp ghee/
1 tsp cooking oil of choice
1 tsp cumin seeds
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp chopped garlic
6-7 curry leaves
2 green chili finely chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp turmeric/ haldi
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp lal mirch powder
A Pinch of hing Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Fresh lemon
Method :
1) Take a mixing bowl. Add all the dhokli ingredients Mix well, and add water and smooth dough. Leave it for 10 mins..

2) Now Divide the dough to make marble sized balls, and press them like a disc. Spread them in a plate separately. And set aside.

3) Make sure you place dhoklis in a wide dish/ plate so that they are not piling on top of each other. This is done to avoid them sticking together.

4)Take a big Kadai add water and boil.. Then add Split green lentil and channa Dal. Bring to boil..Now add dumplings slowly..

5

)Allow the Dal and dumplings to cook for 10-15 mins. It should have perfect thick soup consistency. Remember it will thicken as it cools.

Add more water if necessary to get desired consistency.

6

)Once it done..Heat ghee in a pan. Once the ghee is hot, add hing, cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds. Add curry leaves and garlic, green chilli and fry for a few seconds. Pour the tempering over the dal and give it a gentle mix.


7) Now Garnish the dal dhokli with fresh coriander (optional)
8) Just before serving add generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
9)Serve alongside with some pickle or papad.

Note
1. Dal Dhokli will stay fresh for 2 days in the refrigerator. Just heat it up right before serving.

2. Dal Dhokli thickens as it cools. Especially if there are leftovers for next day. You may add some warm water later to get desired consistency.

3. Makes great office or school lunch pack or for dinner..

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