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Dal Dhokli Recipe - Healthy one pot meal - Vegan side dish - No Onion, Garlic dal

Dal dhokli, varan phal, or chakolya is a Gujarati / Maharashtrian dish. I tasted this during my college days since my sister's close friend is from Gujarat. So we got to enjoy their dishes. This is perfect for breakfast / brunch or as an after school snack. It is quite filling. It is a fairly simple dish except for the part of adding Dhoklis at right time / right temperature. Normally their dishes would have a tinge of sweetness but I didn't add Jaggery also I have added garam masala instead of whole spices. You can use 2 bay leaves, cloves 2, Cinnamon 1 inch. Since my kids prefer not to have whole spices in their mouth I have used garam masala. It is also a no garlic, onion and ginger recipe

Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Moong dal - 1/2 cup
raw peanuts - 1/4 cup
turmeric powder - 1/4 + 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Tomaotes - 1
Garam masala - 3/4 teaspoon (you can use the whole spices while tempering)
Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon (Optional)
Green chillies - 2 (slit into 2)
Chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Oil - 2 teaspoon
Hing - a generous pinch
Bay leaves - 2 (small)
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Jaggery as needed (Optional)

For dough

Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Oil- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Ajwan - 1/4 teaspoon
Hing - Generous pinch


In an wide bowl, take verything under for dough section and with required water make a tight dough. Keep at side for 30 mins.
Soak raw peanut overnight. Cook toor dal, moong dal, tomatoes with turmeric powder. Cook Peanuts cooked with salt. Once cooked and ready to open the lid and mash the toor/ moong dal.
Divide the dough into 2 equal size balls. Roll it into round disk (like chapathi)
Slice it into small pieces. Remove it and sprinkle flour keep it aside
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, cumin seeds let it crackle. Add bay leaves, green chillies, curry leaves, Turmeric. Fry for min. Add cooked toor/ moong dal.  And 1 cup of water.
Let it boil when it is boiling Add coriander powder, garam masala, coriander powder. Boil it again.
Add sliced dough in batches (make sure you add when it is boiling). Let it boil for another 3-5 mins. Add coriander leaves and switch it off
Serve hot

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  1. It is interesting how our country has dishes when you run out of vegetables... :) Interesting curry this one is...

  2. This is a very light meal.. I used to eat this in my friend's house. She used to make dal very thin and soupy.

  3. That is one great option for afternoon snack... I shall try it...thanks fro sharing the recipe


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