Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli is a one pot Gujarati dish . It’s a very satisfying Meal or a Soup .

I made this on a cold winter day & my whole Family just loved it .

Ingredients to make Dal :

1/2cup Masoor Dal , cooked , refer the notes*

1/4tsp Mustard Seeds

1/4tsp Cumin Seeds

3 Whole Dry Chillies

1small stick of Cinnamon

3 Cloves

Curry Leaves

1/2tsp Chilli Powder

1/4tsp Turmeric Powder

Ginger & Green Chilli Paste , refer the notes*

2 Tomato , chopped

1/4tsp Asafoetida/Hing

Jaggery , according to taste

Lemon Juice , according to taste


Coriander Leaves , finely chopped


3 1/2cup Water , if needed add more

Method :

Heat some Oil in a large or heavy bottom pan & add Mustard Seeds .

Allow the Seeds to pop & then add Cumin Seeds , Whole Red Chillies , Curry Leaves, Cinnamon & Cloves .

Add cooked Dal into the seasoning .

Now add all the other seasoning ( Chilli Powder , Turmeric , Asafoetida , Tomato , Jaggery & Salt )

Allow Dal to boil , add water when ever needed .

Dal should have a consistency of runny soup .

As a finishing touch add some Lemon Juice .

Let  Dal simmer on a very low flame until You make Dhokli’s .

Taste Dal & make sure everything is fine , You can always adjust the Chilli , Jaggery & Lemon Juice according to Your taste .

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 Ingredients to make Dhokli :

1/2cup Whole Wheat Flour

1/2tsp Chilli Powder

1/4tsp Turmeric Powder


Asafoetida , a pinch

1tsp Oil

1/3cup Water

Method :

In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients together .

Add some Oil & rub it with Your hands .

Carefully add Water little by little & knead the dough well until You get a stiff dough, it should have the consistency of Puri dough .

Allow the dough to rest for 10 min .

Divide the dough into 2 equal parts & roll it into thin circle .

Using a knife cut the dough into diamond shape .

Repeat the same process with the another dough ball .

Final steps for Dal Dhokli :

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Allow  Dal to boil well .

Carefully add 2-3 Dhokli at a time to the Dal .

If You add all  Dhokli’s together it will stick together & make a big clump .

Allow  Dhokli’s to cook , don’t forget to stir .

If Dal is getting thicker add more Water .

Garnish with Coriander Leaves .

Serve it hot with Rice , finely chopped Onions, Pickles & Pappadam .

Enjoy !!!!!!!!!


Dal Dhokli is usually made with Toor Dal or Pigeon Peas, but in my home we usually use Masoor Dal for all the cooking .

After cooking Dal, I used my blender to make it to a smooth paste .

While grinding my Dal, I also added some Ginger & Green Chillies to it, so that nobody will bite into grated pieces of Ginger & Green Chillies ( it will ruin the enjoyment of the smooth soup ) .

When You mix Your dough for  Dhokli’s, You can always add some flavour to it by adding some Kasoori Methi or Carom/Ajwain .




  1. Whoa, seems like you just read my mind! I was wondering if I could find a good Dal Dhokli recipe to not depend that much on restaurants… et voilà! 🙂