Dal Dhokli

I first had this @ Coimbatore. Utterly amazing!
Then, I learnt how to make this from Manisha. She is a fabulous teacher. Her version though is with Tur Dal. The ingredients list is definitely daunting... but, the method is very simple.
Pure comfort in a cup.

For the Dal:
Moong Dal with skin – ½ cup
Tomatoes – 2, small, chopped
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Green Peas – ¼ cup
Turmeric Pd – ¼ tsp
Sambhar Pd – 1½ tsp
Gr. Chilli Paste – ¼ tsp
Ginger – ¼ tsp, grated
Jaggery – 1 Tbsp
Tamarind – 1 Tbsp
Cloves – 3
Cinnamon – 2 small pieces
Lemon Juice– ½ tsp
Coriander Leaves – 2 tsp, chopped
For the Seasoning:
Oil – 2 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds – ¼ tsp
Mustard Seeds – ¼
Asafoetida – 1 pinch
Bay Leaf – 1, small
 For the Dhokli:
Wheat Flour – ½ cup
Turmeric Pd – ¼ tsp
Chilli Pd – ½ tsp
Asafoetida – 1 small pinch
Salt – ½ tsp
Oil – 1½ tsp

To Serve:
Roasted Peanuts / Cashew nuts
Onion, finely chopped
Coriander Leaves

Dry roast the Clove and Cinnamon and powder coarsely. Divide into 2 portions.
Pressure cook the dal with 2 cups of water for 3 whistles.
Allow pressure to subside and then open the cooker. Mash the dal and transfer to a deep pan.
Check consistency and add enough water to make it watery as it has to simmer further.
Add chopped tomatoes, curry leaves, green peas, turmeric powder, sambhar powder, chilli paste, spice powder, and ginger.
Simmer cook until peas are tender. Add a little salt.
Mix all the ingredients to make the Dhokli with just enough water to make a firm dough.
Roll out thinly and cut into squares.
Gently lift it and drop into boiling dal in small batches. Wait for the first batch to float before dropping in the next. Stir the dal once in a while so that they do not get stuck in the bottom.
When the dhoklis are nearly cooked, add tamarind paste and jaggery.
Simmer for a few more minutes. Finally, add in spice powder, lemon juice and chopped coriander.
Serve in a bowl, topped with ghee, peanuts/cashew nuts, chopped onions and coriander leaves.


Torviewtoronto said…
delicious combiantion of flavours
Priya said…
Super delicious dal dhokli,had them long back too..
revathi said…
Dhokli looks yum.. Never ever heard about this recipe..:) I bet it was super delicious..:)
Chandrani said…
Dal looks yummy....
Jay said…
sounds amazingly tasty...
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chitraj.hegde said…
lovely combo of spices..very much perfect for this cold winter....loved ur click..

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