Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Dal Dhokli
For the dhokli:
1-cup wheat flour,
1-tbsp red chilli powder,
1\2-tbsp turmeric powder,
1-tbsp sesame seeds,
1-tbsp oil,
Salt to taste.
Step 1: Mix all ingredients for dhokli and add water for making smooth dough like Roti.
Step 2: Make a small lemon size balls.
Step 3: Roll out this ball with roller up to medium size roti or chapti.

Step 4: Cut this into small squares pieces.

Step 5: Do same thing with other 3-balls and prepare the dhokli and keep aside.

For the dal:
1-cup toor dal(Tuver dal),
2-medium size onions (optional),
1-big size potato,
1-cup of Guvar(Vetch) (optional),
1\4-cup roasted peanuts (optional),
6-7 curry leaves,
1-tbsp mustard seeds,
1-tbsp cumin seeds,
1-big size lemon,
1-tbsp ginger paste,
1-tbsp garam masala,
Jaggery (optional),
2-tbsp oil,
Salt to taste,
Coriander leaves for Garnish.
Step 1: Finely chopped onions and potato.

Step 2: Wash the toor dal and pressure cook for three whistles. When it cool mash with hand blender.Step 3: Heat the oil in pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds. Cook till the seeds starts to splutter after that add curry leaves.Step 4: Then add ginger paste, roasted peanuts and chopped guvar (vetch) and cook for 5-minutes. (If you like tomato then also add finely chopped tomato in it.)Step 5: After that add chopped potatoes and onion in it. Cook until they are golden brown.

Step 6: Then add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and salt (for better color i add red chilli powder and turmeric powder before add dal).

Step 7: Add cooked dal along with one cup water if needed.

Step 8: Cook dal for 5 to 7 minutes so all vegetables cook very well and become soft.

Step 9: When dal become boiled then add prepared dhokli’s, jaggery, lemon juice and garam masala in it.Step 10: When the dhokli’s start floating on the surface of the dal, it’s a sign that it’s cooked through.Step 11: Turn off the flame and garnished with coriander leaves.

Step 12: Serve hot. This is a one-meal dish and does not require anything else. If you like then also serve with Rice also.


musical said...

Wah Kajal! Nayi design! ekdum saras che :)

Love your dal-dhokli recipe :).

priya said...

Its looks very yummy and never knew about this recipe before.

Vcuisine said...

For a second I thought - is it Kajal's Blog! Nice look Kajal. Dal-Dhokli is yummy. Viji

Kajal said...

Hi Musical,

Thanks for lovely words.
Great to see here my dear.....Have a nice day.:))))

Kajal said...

Hi Priya,

This is very famous Gujarati dish. In our Gujarati family we all love this dish. Thanks for your pleasant words.:))))

Kajal said...

Thank you Viji......always like your charming and cute message.:)))

Good day.:(

Vikas said...

wah kajal nice to see new look....

hmm dal dokhli at last my fav dish is here....have to mare tamara khare aavuj padse :) pan saranmu to aapo kajal :)

nice to see new template

Take Care

archana said...

Wow Kajal I liked the new look of your blog.Dal Dhokli is my favorite.Top comfort food eaten Hot Hot:)

Asha said...

Such a comfort food almost like making Pasta! Good one Kajal.I have to try once.Thanks:))

Richa said...

kajal taru navo background nu selection gamiyu :)
tari dal dhokli try karis, guwar nakhine :)

Lata said...


We cook in a similar style but with Sambhar.

bee said...

this is my favourite gujju dish. i like your new template.

syinti said...

Hi, I have made your bitter gourd curry and came out great. This is new for me and I will be trying soon. I have read so many food blogs and Yours is the first one I look into everyday. I love the way how you just get straight to the recipe and with so many pictures.

Priya Dilip said...

I love dal dhokli... my gujju friend gives me when she makes it.. yet to make it on my own.. will try ur version , kajal.. BTW.. strawberries pic has made ur page look extra delicious..:)

Laavanya said...

Kajal, thanks for the detailed recipe for dal dhokli, complete with photos. I hope to try it someday soon.

Suganya said...

As always, beautiful step-by-step instructions. I noticed you were interested in some templates. Knew u were gonna change, but not this soon. Great going!

Manasi said...

This is an all time fav with me, i loooooooove dall dhokli. But have never made it with onion and guvar.. will try!!! Thanx dear!

ushaprashanth said...

Hi kajal!
Back ground setting is very nice! and dhokli is looking delicious! step by step explanation helps a lot!

Roopa said...

wow nice template. the starwberry picture looks good.

Cynthia said...

This template is outstanding. Congrats on the new look my friend.

That dish-recipe and step by step is equally outstanding and a must-try.

DEEPA said...

Yummy Yummy and tasty one ....Something different ...

Jyothi said...

Hi Kajal, really interesting and yummy recipe. New for me. I want to try this. You changed the template. Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Sharmi said...

dear Kajal this is a very new one to me. which state does this recipe belong to?

Kajal said...

Hi Vikas,

Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hu Bombay ma nathi to bhavu duuuuuuuuuuur rahu chhu. Nava look mate tamaro aabhar.:))


Kajal said...

Hi Archana,

Thanks my are absolutely correctly this dish like hot hot in cool day.:))

Kajal said...

Hi Asha,

Without your comment not finish my post.....thanks my dear......feel affection for your comment very much.:)))))

Kajal said...

Hi Richa,

Tane to mara karta pan saars dal-dhokali aavadati hase. Master of Gujarati cook.....tu bane ve to mane invite kar je.:)))))

Kajal said...

Hi Lata,

It is also nice taste with Sambhar. Next time I also dhokli with sambhar.

Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!

Kajal said...

Thank you Bee.

Great to see here.........Have a nice day.:))))

Kajal said...

Hello Syinti,

Thank you for your charming expressions. You are always well-come my dear. I am glad to read you pleasant comment.:)))

Good Day....

Kajal said...

Hi Priya Dilip,

Thanks for lovely words.....It’s my pleasure if I help to other making Gujju dish. Also thanks for new template.....Take Care.:)))

Kajal said...

Hi Laavanya,

Thanks for pretty words. I like your name “Laavanya” Great meaning with sweet words.:)

Kajal said...

Hello Suganya,

Great to see your nice comment.....
Thanks for lovely words............

Kajal said...

Hi Manasi,

Thank you my add any vegetable in this dish....which you like most or you don’t like but necessary for health.....:)

Have a nice day..................:(

Kajal said...

Hi Ushaprashanth,

Thank for beautiful comment.
I wish you post your baby-girl new photo on your blog if you like. I always love children.......if I am live near to you then always come at your home not for you but play with your daughter. I like the eyes of children they are so innocent and pretty.:)

Kajal said...

Thanks Roopa.

Have a nice day.......:(

Kajal said...

Hi Cynthia,

Thanks for template.
Also like your pleasure words for recipe.


Kajal said...

Hi Deepa,

Yessss...........thanks, thanks,thanks,..........Hoping here sooooooooon......:))

Kajal said...

Hi Jyothi,

You like this also change your template....Vikas give me link of this see the link in mango juice comment partition.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Sharmi,

This is Gujarat state recipe.
All Gujarati love this dish but I don’t like to much because this is very time demanding recipe.:)

Vikas said...

oh kajal samji gayo ! pan a bahu durrrrrr jagya nu naam to hase ne ???

its my pleasure

Take Care

Kajal said...

Hi Vikas,
hu A'bad ni najik rahu chhu.:)
Good day.:)))

Foodie said...

Awesome Kajal.
Wah shu daldhokli banavi che.
I must say you are an excellent cook. Will try this soon.

Anonymous said...


Khub saras. Vanchi ne ghar ni yaad apaavi didhi tame. Have hu jyare ghare phone karis tyare mara mummy ne kehvu padse ke daal dhokri banaave and mane mokle.
Aa saras vaangi maate aapno khub khub abhaar.
Mari banne nani nani dhinglio ne tamaare kasuk shikhaadvu padse.


Kajal said...

Hello Samirbhai,

Tame to khabr nahi aaj kal kay gum thai gaya hata.....Saru tamri comment joy ne aanad thaoyo....

I have no right to say but I tell you one thing is that, Don’t compare to any one in life. Everyone is great person of this world and every one has good quality if you are superior than you always fined it.

Have a nice day with lots of fun and give my regards to your nani nani dhinglio.....

Shweta said...

very nicely presented by you