Dal Dhokli

 How to prepare Dal Dhokli ?






  • 250 grams toor daal,
  • 200 grams wheat flour,
  • 3 green chilies
  • 3 tbsp green chilli paste
  • a handful of groundnut
  • a handful of cashew nuts,
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds,
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon,
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind paste
  • 100 grams brown sugar,
  • Salt To Taste,
  • 1 tbsp Garam masala,
  • 1 tsp Ajwain
  • 4-5 tbsp.Oil,
  • 2 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 3-4 tbsp. Ghee


  • Shift wheat flour to it add salt, turmeric powder, ajwain, red chilli powder. Mix well. Add oil and knead the flour to roti like consistency.
  • Wash toor dal and pressure cook it for three whistles.
  • Cool and remove the dal.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pot, then put cloves and cinnamon and then add mustard leaves.
  • Once they crackle, add curry leaves, green chilies and a pinch of asafoetida. Pour toor dal.
  • Mix tamarind and brown sugar, water, cashew nuts, groundnut, garam masala, red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Add tomato pulp, turmeric powder, salt and 2 cups of water. Boil the dal.
  • Roll out big rotis and cut them into pieces and add these pieces in boiling dal.
  • Boil for 10 minutes and remove. Sprinkle cilantro / coriander leaves.
  • Serve the dal dhokli warm
  • Serve Perumal and enjoy His Prasadam.

Note :- if you are using direct dry tamarind for this recipe in place of tamarind paste then use a small lemon sized tamarind soaked in water. when using the tamarind extract use less water than recommended in the above recipe.