Dal Dhokli

A popular one pot Gujarati/Rajasthani dish for lunch.
Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli is a popular Gujarati one pot meal. It is a very simple and healthy dish typically made for lunch or dinner where strips of thepla dough are cooked in a dal curry. It is also known as “Indian style Pasta in a Dal Curry”. The two popular variations of this dish are the Gujarati style and the Jain style where onions and garlic are not used.

Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli
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Dal Dhokli Recipe

A popular one pot Gujarati/Rajasthani dish for lunch.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gujarati, Indian, Rajasthani
Keyword: dal, dhokli, no onion no garlic, one pot meal, pasta

Ingredients for Dal Dhokli

For Gravy:

  • 1 cup Split Green Gram (Green Moong Dal) with skin
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera Powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt as required
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • few Curry Leaves
  • few Asafoetida Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder

For Dhokli:

  • 1/2 cup Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Powdered Salt

How to make Dal Dhokli

  • Mix turmeric, jeera powder, chopped coriander, salt and little oil with wheat flour.
  • Add enough water and knead like a chapathi/thepla dough.
  • Roll out like chapatis and cut into even sized square pieces (1 inch thickness)
  • Heat plenty of water in a broad vessel. When it stars boiling add the dhokli pieces and cook till just soft.
  • Strain excess water through a colander and keep dhokli pieces separately.
  • Pressure cook the dal in enough water till just soft (one whistle).
  • Heat oil and ghee in a kadai. When it becomes hot add bayleaf, curry leaves, cumin seeds, asafoetida powder.
  • Stir for a minute and add coriander powder, red chilli powder, jeera powder, turmeric powder.
  • Mix quickly and pour the cooked dal and salt.
  • Cook for a few minutes, add dhokli pieces at the end and boil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Just before serving add melted ghee on top.


For the regular variation, add 1 chopped onion and 2 to 3 finely chopped garlic to the dal.

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