Gujarati cuisine is not only famous in its own boundary, but it has also spread its aroma all over the world. And, every year thousands of people come here to view the heritage of the city and also to enjoy the mouthwatering delicacies. As we have rendered you the recipe of many staple dishes of Gujarat and this time also we are introducing one more signature food i.e. Dal Dhokli. You all have heard about this from a friend or others, but never tried or tasted it. No worries at all, because the time has come when you enjoy the authentic taste of it, while sitting at home.?

Basically, the Dal Dhokli recipe is a mixture of dal and wheat flour, which act as base ingredients. Apart from being easy to prepare, health and stomach filling, this is capable of carrying entire meal on its own, which means that it can be served all by itself and one wouldn’t care for anything in accompaniment. Delicious!? So, check out the complete method of this delightful delicacy given below and give it a start in your kitchen.

Dal Dhokli- quick and easy Gujarati recipe to make at home:

Serves: 2 servings

Required Ingredients


  • 1/2 cup of split Pigeon Peas (Toovar Dal)
  • 3 tbsp of Peanuts
  • 1/2 cup of Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 tsp of Carom Seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 tbsp of Gram Flour (besan)
  • 1/2 tsp of Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp of Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp of Cumin Seeds (jeera)
  • A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1 dry Red Chilli (broken into two pieces)
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 3 tsp of Lemon Juice
  • 4.5 tsp of Sugar
  • 3 tsp of Oil
  • 4.5 cups of Water
  • Salt according to taste
  • 2 tbsp of Coriander Leaves (chopped)

Method to prepare

  • Wash Toovar Dal in running water and then add it in the pressure cooker.
  • Now, add 1.5 cups of water and salt in it. Take peanuts in a small steel bowl and place it on the dal in a cooker.
  • Close the lid and pressure cook it over medium flame for 3-whistles. Remove cooker from flame and let it stand idle, till pressure removes naturally.
  • In between, prepare dough for Dhokli. Take 1/2 cup of wheat flour, gram flour, carom seeds, 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp of coriander powder, 1 tsp of oil and salt in a big bowl.
  • Add water as required in a small amount and knead a little stiff, but smooth dough. Cover with a cloth and let it settle for 10 minutes.
  • Open the lid of the cooker, take out the bowl having peanuts and keep it aside.
  • Transfer the dal into a jar and blend it, until smooth puree. Add 2-cups of water and blend again for 5-10 seconds.
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a large wok (kadhai) on the medium flame. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Now, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, dry red chilli and curry leaves. Allow cumin seeds to sizzle.
  • Add 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder and 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder. Mix properly.
  • Add pureed dal along with 1-cup of water, boiled peanuts, lemon juice, sugar and salt.
  • Bring it to boil over medium flame and reduce flame to low and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, divide dough into 4-equal portions and give them a round shape.
  • Take one dough ball, give it a shape like pattie and put it on rolling board. Spread little flour, roll it out into a thin circle of 7-8 inch diameter and transfer to a plate.
  • Repeat the same process for reaming dough balls.
  • Take one rolled circle over rolling board and cut it into small multiple small diamond shapes using knife or cutter.
  • Gradually, add all these diamond shaped pieces into boiling dal and increase the flame to a medium and cook for a minute or two. Add all other remaining pieces of Dhokli and stir occasionally.
  • Switch off the flame and transfer it to a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.