Dal Dhokli- Indian One Pot Meal

Ingredients Checklist

For The Dhoklis

1 cup whole Wheat flour
1 1/2 tbsp Besan(Bengal gram flour)
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
1 Tbsp Ghee
to Taste Salt

For The Dal

1 cup Toovar dal
Kokum soaked for 15 minutes and drained
3 tbsp Chopped jaggery (gur) or as per taste
1 tsp  Ginger chilli paste
4 garlic Cloves
5-6  Curry leaves
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
2 tbsp Ghee
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp  Asafoetida (hing)
2 round Chillies
1 stick  Cinnamon
4 cloves Laung
1 bay Leaf
2-3 Green elaichi
1/2tsp Saunf (fennel seeds)

Method of Preparation

  1. To make the Dhoklis
  2. Make a slightly stiff dough, round it up and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  3. The roll it out with the help of a little dry flour into a round or a rectangle.
  4. Cut the dhoklis in any shape that you desire. It can be square, round ,rectangle or diamond shape.
  5. Today we are making rectangles. The thickness should be medium not very thick or thin.
  6. To make the daal.
  7. Boil the daal with 3 cups of water salt and turmeric powder.
  8. It would take 3-4 whistles to cook. Let the pressure in the cooker subside and the blend the dal using a hand blender.
  9. Add 2 cups of hot water to it and mix well.
  10. The dal should be well blended and a slightly towards the watery side.
  11. For the tempering
  12. In a pot add 2 spoons ghee.
  13. When its slightly heated add ginger chilli and garlic which are crushed well.
  14. Add the cumin seeds hing (asafoetida) saunf, dalchini , bayleaf, elaichi,laung and the dried chillies.
  15. Let all the spices crackle. Add the daal along with kokum and the gur.
  16. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Add the dhoklis to this dal.
  17. Let it cook for the next 15-20 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  18. Heat ghee, add little cumin, hing, curry leaves and red chilli powder.
  19. Add it on top before serving.
  20. Squeeze half a lemon on top and enjoy it piping hot.