Stuffed Dal Dhokli - Little Differently

Dal Dhokli is a popular dish, made in many regions in India.

Healthy and stomach filling, this Dal Dhokli is a one pot meal where strips of dough are simmered in a flavorful dal.


For Dough
Wheat flour ------------- 1/2 cup 
Chickpea flour -------- 2 tbsp
Ginger-green chili ---- 1 tsp paste
Carom seeds ----------- 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder ----- 1 tsp
Oil/ ghee ----------------- 2 tsp
Salt ------------------------- 1/4 tsp

For Stuffing
Potatoes boiled ------- 2
Green peas ------------- 1/2 cup
Onion ---------------------- 1 
Green chilli ------------- 1/2 tbsp
Coriander leaves ------- 3 - 4 tsp
Garam masala ---------- 1/4 tsp
Dry Mango powder --- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste -------------- :)

For Dal
Moong dal ------------- 1/2 cup
Chana dal -------------- 1/3 cup
Bey leaves ------------- 1
Onion -------------------- 1
Tomato ----------------- 1
Green chilli ------------ 2
Ghee ---------------------- 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds ---------- 1/2 tsp
Mustard seed---------- 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste ---- 2 tbs
Asafoetida ---------------- 1 pinch
Dry red chilli -------------- 2
Curry leaves ------------- 10 - 12
Turmeric powder ------ 1/2 tsp 
Coriander powder ----- 1.5 tsp
Red chilli powder ------ 1/4 tsp 
Peanuts -------------------- 2 tbsp (optional)
Tamarind pulp --------- 1 tsp
Jaggery ------------------- 1 tbsp (optional)
Salt to taste -----------  :)

Let's start 

Step 1. Wash the moong dal in water 2 to 3 times, Drain the water completely and let it air dry. wash the chana dal and soak it in water for 20 minutes.

Step 2.  Now take a pan and dry roast the moong dal, till the dal gets little brownish in color.  A pleasant aroma will start coming out of the roasted dal.

Step 3. In a pressure cooker take 3 cups of water add the moong dal, chana dal salt and turmeric. Close the lid and pressure cook on low flame for 20 to 25 minutes or till the dal gets mushy.

Step 4.  In a bowl take wheat flour, gram flour, salt, turmeric powder, ginger-green chili paste and oil. Mix well and knead into a stiff dough.

Step 5.  Now make a stuffing for dhokli. Mash the boiled potatoes now add green peas, finely chopped onion, finely chopped green chilli, chopped coriander leaves, garam masala, dry mango powder and salt. Mix it well.

Step 6. Heat ghee in a deep pan. Add cumin and mustard seeds, curry leaves, dried red chillies, asafoetida and saute till the seeds splutter.

Step 7.  Now add finely chopped onion, chopped green chillis, saute for couple of minutes, now add chopped tomato, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder. Cook it for 4 to 5 minutes. Now add cooked dal, cover and cook till it comes to boil.

Step 8. Divide dough into equal portions. Grease worktop with little oil and roll out portions into thin large chapati. Now cut the chapati with the help of a cookie cutter or sharp vati.

 Step 9. Put a small portion of the stuffing in the center and bring all the sides together and seal it or you can give shape like dumplings. Repet the steps and make more dhoklis.

Step 10. Now in the boiling dal add penuts, stuffed dhoklis and mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, stir occasionally.

Step 11. Add jaggery, stir to mix, cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer into a serving dish.

Step 12. Drizzle ghee on top, garnish with chopped onion, chopped coriander and squeeze lemon juice on it. Serve hot! 

Happy cooking :)


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