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Recipe of Stuffed Dal Dhokli | How to Make Stuffed Dal Dhokli

Vama Dattani | Thursday, April 09, 2015 |
Traditional gujarati dish made with dal and stuffed wheat flour dumplings

Dal dhokli is one of the most famous dish made for Sunday lunch in every gujarati household. It's a really healthy and filling dish. It is a very easy and simple meal. You might have always had dal dhokli so sharing with you a slightly different version stuffed dal dhokli.

Stuffed Dal Dhokli is made by stuffing dhokli with spicy potato filling. The dumplings are then cooked in a khatti mitthi gujarati toor dal. It can be also made with leftover toor dal.  I have made the dumplings for Dal Dhokli in a traditional way. However you can change the shape slightly by giving it a shape of ravioli and stuffed with potato filling.

To share a little secret with you, stuff dal dhokli is a recipe that I learned from my mother. Her birthday is just approaching so I thought what best gift could I give her other than blogging about her trademark recipe :)

If you are looking other dal recipes check Gujarati DalDal FryDal DhokliJain Moong Dal

Stuffed Dal Dhokli tastes best when served hot with chopped onions, ghee and lemon juice. I also make some steamed rice with the Dal Dhokli as my husband likes it. 


Tips for making stuffed dal dhokli
  1. Seal the dhoklis properly before adding them to dal
  2. Always put the dhoklis in boiling dal or else they will stick to each other
  3. After adding dhoklis if the dal becomes thick you can add little water for desired consistency
  4. You can even boil the peanuts with dal in pressure cooker and then add it to the tempered dal
  5. Instead of lemon juice you can add tamarind or kokum
  6. I have made dumplings with potato stuffing, you can also add other veggies
  7. You can even garnish the stuffed dal dhokli with some sev and fried peanuts
  8. Always add the amount of dry and fresh masala specified, otherwise the dal will be very bland 
  9. Stuffed Dal Dhokli is slightly heavy to digest so always preferred during lunch

So lets proceed step by step for making stuffed dal dhokli


In a wide bowl sieve wheat flour and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and oil

Knead it to a soft dough by adding water. Grease the dough with little oil and keep it aside

Rinse toor dal 3-4 times in water and soak for 30 minutes

Add the dal in pressure cooker with 1.5 cups water and cook it for 3-4 whistles

Blend the dal to a smooth puree

Boil the potatoes in pressure cooker and after they cool peel its skin. Smash the potatoes and add turmeric powder, chopped green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves, garam masala, salt and lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients together and stuffing for dhokli is ready

Take a portion of a kneaded dough and make a small puri sized flat bread

Add a tablespoon mixture in between of puri

Slowly bring the edges together to form a pouch. Make sure the pouch is sealed properly 

Follow the above 2 steps to make more dhoklis till all the stuffing is used

Also sharing with you all another option of making dhokli. The above pouch method of stuffing dhokli is a traditional method. However you can stuff the dhokli in shape of ravioli also.

Take a portion of kneaded dough and make a big flat bread. Now use a small bowl and cut the flat bread into small circles as shown below in picture.

Now take a small cut circle and add some spicy potato stuffing we prepared. Seal the edges with the help of fork. Repeat the steps till all the desired dhoklis are ready.

Now for making dal, heat oil in a deep bottom pan and add mustard seeds & cumin seeds

Add the dry masalas like cinnamon, dry red chilli, cloves and curry leaves

Now add the boiled dal

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt

Add the fresh masala like chopped tomatoes, green chillies, ginger and coriander leaves

Add the peanuts

Also add some jaggery and mix well 

Bring the dal to boil

Now add the stuffed dhoklis we prepared

Cook the dhoklis with dal for 10 minutes. Stuffed Dal Dhokli is ready

Sprinkle some chopped onions and serve hot with some steamed rice. 



Recipe of Stuffed Dal Dhokli

Fried Rice Traditional gujarati dish made with dal and stuffed wheat flour dumplings
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Main
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
    For Stuffed Dhokli
  • 1 cup Wheat Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4th tablespoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4th tablespoon Turmeric Powder
  • 4-5 Boiled Potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Green Chilli & Ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4th Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4th tablespoon Garam Masala
  • Handful Coriander Leaves
  • Salt to Taste
  • For Dal
  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal
  • 1/4th tablespoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4th tablespoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4th tablespoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4th tablespoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Ginger & Green Chilli
  • 1/2 Tomato
  • 2 tablespoon Peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon Jaggery
  • Salt to Taste
  • For Garnishing
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • Ghee as Required

Instructions
  1. In a wide bowl sieve wheat flour and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and oil
  2. Knead it to a soft dough by adding water. Grease the dough with little oil and keep it aside
  3. Rinse toor dal 3-4 times in water and soak for 30 minutes
  4. Add the dal in pressure cooker with 1.5 cups water and cook it for 3-4 whistles
  5. Blend the dal to a smooth puree
  6. Boil the potatoes in pressure cooker and after they cool peel its skin. Smash the potatoes and add turmeric powder, chopped green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves, garam masala, salt and lemon juice
  7. Mix all the ingredients together and stuffing for dhokli is ready
  8. Take a portion of a kneaded dough and make a small puri sized flat bread
  9. Add a tablespoon mixture in between of puri
  10. Slowly bring the edges together to form a pouch. Make sure the pouch is sealed properly 
  11. Follow the above 2 steps to make more dhoklis till all the stuffing is used
  12. Now for making dal, heat oil in a deep bottom pan and add mustard seeds & cumin seeds
  13. Add the dry masalas like cinnamon, dry red chilli, cloves and curry leaves
  14. Now add the boiled dal and add red chilli powder, turmeric powder & salt
  15. Add the fresh masala like chopped tomatoes, green chillies, ginger and coriander leaves
  16. Add peanuts and jaggery
  17. Bring the dal to boil and add the stuffed dhokli
  18. Cook the dhoklis with dal for 10 minutes. Stuffed Dal Dhokli is ready
  19. Sprinkle some chopped onions and serve hot with some steamed rice. 

If you are looking other dal recipes check Gujarati DalDal FryDal DhokliJain Moong Dal

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