Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Gujrati Dal Dhokli

An Authentic Gujrati Dal Dhokli Recipe

Dal Dholki is a very famous and popular Gujrati dish served with white rice or roti for lunch or dinner . Its a perfect combination of spiced whole wheat flour dhoklis simmered in Gujarati dal,which is seasoned dough cooked in lentils and topped off with a tempering, kokam juice and cilantro. It is a very popular Gujarati/Rajasthani dish and you’ll find variations of it all over the place. The recipe is amazingly easy. Try it and letus know how it comes out.

Note Down The Ingredients

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  • Split Pigeon Pea (Arhar Dal/Toor Dal) 3/4 Cup
  • Gram Flour (Besan) 2 Tbsp
  • Whole Wheat Flour Dough 3/4 Cup
  • Turmeric Powder 3/4 Cup
  • Salt To Taste
  • Asafetida 2 Pinches
  • Red Chili Powder 3/4 Tsp
  • Oil 1 Tbsp
  • Peanuts 1-1/2 Tbsp
  • Grated Jaggery 1-1/2 Tbsp
  • Kokum Petals 3
  • Mustard Seeds 1/2 Tsp
  • Ghee 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds 3/4 Tsp
  • Whole Dry Red Chilies (Broken) 2
  • Curry Leaves 7
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves (Chopped) 2 Tbsp

Method To Cook

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  1. Boil dal with salt and ¼ tsp. of turmeric powder in a pressure cooker till cooked. Whisk till smooth.
  2. Transfer this mixture into a deep bottomed pan and heat.
  3. Take whole wheat flour in a bowl and mix it with gram flour, salt, ¼ tsp. turmeric powder, half the red chili powder, pinch of asafetida, and oil. Combine well.
  4. Add enough water and then knead it to prepare thick dough.
  5. Roll the dough into a ball, apply little oil and roll out as thin as possible into an oval shape. Cut into slight strips.
  6. Add peanuts, salt, remaining kokum, turmeric powder, the remaining red chili powder and jaggery to the dal. Stir well.
  7. Add the dough strips and let it cook on medium flame. Avoid too much stirring otherwise the strips could break.
  8. In a pan, heat ghee and put cumin seeds, mustard seeds, broken dry red chilies, curry leaves, and remaining asafetida. Put it in the dal and allow it to simmer for five minutes.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve

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