Dal Dhokli

Rajasthan is a state that is rich in culture, vibrant in colors, plenty of temples particularly Jain temples, heavy in tourism and the list keeps growing. The folks dance is amazing and people are very caring and loving. I love all of the aspects of this unique state but in particular its rich flavorful food; food that is rich is spices and the techniques are mind blowing. One has to experience it to know its true value and I am lucky to have gotten several opportunities because of my ancestry and my husband also hails from this beautiful state. I am going to share a all in one dish that is a complete meal. For a long time I thought this recipe was tedious and time consuming and by now you know I do not like to stand for hours and prepare anything. For me food has to simple and stress free. This is a easy recipe and fast if you already have cooked toor (yellow) dal else it will take just another 15 extra minutes and nothing more.

Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup diced carrots
  • 1/4 cup diced potatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 1/4 cup diced peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced string beans 
  • 1/2 tsp rai
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Red chili powder per taste
  • 1 tsp dhania powder
  • salt per taste
  • 1 cup cooked toor or tuvar dal
  • Lime per taste
  • Chopped Onions and cilantro for garnish 
Wheat flour cut into diamonds

Wheat flour cut into diamonds

Dal Dhokli ready to be cooked

Dal Dhokli ready to be cooked

Directions:

Add a little salt, red chili powder and a little water to the flour and knead it well so that it could be rolled. Take a small ball from kneaded flour mixture and using a rolling pin roll it a little bit thicker than a usual phulka or tortilla. Cut it lengthwise and then width-wise to get diamond shaped pieces. In a pressure cooker, heat oil, add mustard seeds until they splutter followed by onions. Then add all the vegetables, sauté for a couple of minutes, then add the cooked dal and the spices. Add the cut pieces into the dal making sure not to put one over the other too much or overcrowd the cooker. Taste and adjust seasonings, bring it to a boil, pressure cook it for 2 whistles and serve hot with a squeeze of lime, a little ghee, chopped onions and cilantro. Tastes so darn good. Vegetables, protein and wheat all in one meal and trust me this is the ultimate dish. Hope your family enjoys it.

Fully satisfying ultimate dish ~ Dal Dhokli

Fully satisfying ultimate dish ~ Dal Dhokli

TIP: If the dal dhokli becomes thick, add just a little bit hot water to a good consistency that you like.

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4 Responses to Dal Dhokli

  1. thoughtsaboutveganism says:

    looks amazing – I have to try it!

  2. veena says:

    I will try this during this weekend.

    • 365DaysVeg says:

      Try it Veena and let me know. If the dal dhokli becomes thick, add just a little bit hot water to a good consistency that you like.

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