Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tuver Ni Dal Dhokli (Wheat Flat Bread Strips in Lentil Soup)

Know What You Eat: Love your Heart ???? Eat..Lentils!!! as they are an excellent source of molybdenum and folate. They are a very good source of dietary fiber and manganese and a good source of iron, protein, phosphorus, copper, thiamin and potassium.

Lentils Give You Energy to Burn While Stabilizing Blood Sugar

In addition to its beneficial effects on the digestive system and the heart, soluble fiber helps stabilize blood sugar levels. If you have insulin resistance, hypoglycemia or diabetes, legumes like lentils can really help you balance blood sugar levels while providing steady, slow-burning energy.

Iron for Energy

In addition to providing slow burning complex carbohydrates, lentils can increase your energy by replenishing your iron stores. Particularly for menstruating women, who are more at risk for iron deficiency, boosting iron stores with lentils is a good idea--especially because, unlike red meat, another source of iron, lentils are not rich in fat and calories.


For Dal:

1 C Tuver daal, (toor daal, yellow split lentils)
2 Tomatoes, Chopped
1 Tbsp groundnuts
Some Cashewnut
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder (adjust acc. to taste)
1 tbsp Garam masala,
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp methi seeds
3-4 cloves , 1" cinnamon Stick
2 -3 Split Green Chillies
2 tsp Tamarind paste or Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp brown sugar,
2 Tbsp Cilantro, Chopped
Few Curry leaves
3-4 Tbsp of Ghee, (Clarified butter)
2 C Water to dilute daal
Salt To Taste,

For Dhokli:

1 C wheat flour,
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chili powder
1/2 tsp asafetida , hing
1 tsp Ajawain
4-5 tsp.Oil
Water to knead dough

Method for Dal Dhokli:

1. Add wheat flour, salt, turmeric powder, ajwain, red chili powder, hing. Mix well. Add oil and knead the flour like roti dough. Keep aside for 10 mins. Meanwhile,
2. Wash toovar dal add one tomato, and pressure cook it for three whistles.
3. Cool and remove dal & blend it with a hand blender.
4. Heat ghee in a pot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, methi seeds, sesame seeds, cloves and cinnamon.
4. When they crackle add curry leaves, green chilies and a pinch of asafetida, & chopped one tomato. Now pour daal.
5. Add tamarind paste, brown sugar, cashew nuts, groundnuts, garam masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well.
6. Add 2 cups water & bring the dal to boil.
7. Now with the dough we just prepared, divide it into 4-6 equal lemon size balls.
8. Roll out big rotis and cut them into diamond-shape pieces and add these pieces in boiling dal.
9. Boil for 10 minutes and remove from flame. Sprinkle cilantro leaves.
10. Serve the dal dhokli warm just as is..or with Roti's, Rice & Enjoy your hard work.


Always add rolled & cut out roti pieces into boiling dal, otherwise they will stick to each other.
When reheat, leftover dal dhokli, always add hot water & then microwave it, or put it on the stove, as cold water would do the same as above.


1. Different dals can be used to make dal dhokli, usually I use, toovar, green split moong dal, yellow moong daal.
2. Also you can add fenugreek leaves, spinach leaves, or cilantro leaves in the roti dough for a different taste & add health benefits.
3. You can also add vegetables like, carrot, potatoes, onions, beans etc for one whole meal dish.

Event Participation:

This dish goes to MLLA-13th helping guest hosted by Sunshinemom, event started by Susan.
Today I feel lousy but comfy. So this comfort dish goes to FIC Express your mood event hosted by Nithya Praveen, & Sunshine's mom.


Pavithra said...

Wow this is very very new dish for me , i have bookmarked will try this soon..Looks so good and yummy

Pavani said...

Have heard so much aboput dal dhokli, but never tried it myself. Your pics and recipe are tempting me to try this soon.

kittymatti said...

wow! interesting and new to me, looks great!

Ann said...

This looks so yumm adn creamy.Very Unique.

Nithya Praveen said...

I have never heard abt this dish.Sounds totally new to are also very inviting.Great gona try them...bookmarked:)

Parita said...

Oh i miss dal used to be our sunday lunch menu..looks very delicious!

Preety said...

dal dhokli sounds & looks delicious , never heard of this b4..

Vidya said...

Dhokli is new to me. Very interesting. Sounds irresistible with the all the spices and dal of course. I would love to try this soon. The picture looks very soothing and homely.

Poornima Nair said...

Wow..that looks great. It's a new dish to me, looks delicious.

Uma said...

looks so yum!! Never heard of this dish. :)

Padma said...

Very new recipe... looks yummy...surely will try this very soon

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow! Extreamly rich food ! New recipe to me !!Lovely dish Thanks for sharing !

DEESHA said...

I have never had dal dhokli, heard so much about it. nice pics

lata raja said...

Have a recipe for dhokli but not with the picture. I didn't know how it would look or taste. Thanks for the recipe. Would love to try .Have bookmarked this.

Pooja said...

Wow this is a new dish for me! Looks delicious and tempting!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Interesting and new recipe. Looks delicious:).

Divya Kudua said...

Sounds interesting..never heard of it:)


New to me too! But looks yummy!!

Pari said...

I have made dal dhokli several times. It can be one complete meal and truly very healthy.I will post my version of it sometime but yours is delectable.

Lone Acorn said...

This is a new recipe. Never heard of this before. Will try this weekend. All of your recipe are full of health benefits and are easy to make. I love these kind of recipes. Great work both of you.

Prathibha said...

yummy dhokli dear..looks real really tempting..wish to taste that bowl

veggie belly said...

this sounds like such a comforting dish!

sangeeta said...

we call it daal pithi and is my all time favorite.....your recipe looks yummy.
i have one of my versions here...check out..

Sharmila said...

This is a fav. I make it too but in a simpler way. Yours looks too good! :-)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks for taking time & writing comments. Do visit again.

Anonymous said...

is new to this a punjabi cuisine? just curious.and I love th taste/ smell of ajwain..this is so different

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Sharmila, thanks for your comment, Authentic recipe are a little intricate & time consuming sometimes..but they are worth trying it in the same way its been made..

Munchcrunchandsuch, Thanks for your valued time for commenting, This is a "Gujarati Cuisine". Our other blogger friend Sangeeta says its a "Daal Pitthi" in northern part of India. Dishes are more or less the same..just names are different with some different spices for the special homemade taste.

Sunshinemom said...

Absolutely delish! I have had this at M aunty's and it tastes yum:) Yours looks just perfect.

Thanks for a lovely entry, Muskaan!

Vani said...

I've had a dal dhokli recipe bookmarked for ages now. It sounds like a delicious dal. Loved your clicks too

Sumi said...

brand new and interesting recipe....totally unheard of...I will definitly try this one soon..

Priya Narasimhan said...

I have heard of dhokli, but first time seeing the recipe..It looks like my kind of dish witout any vegetables. :-) Bookmarking it.

Aparna said...

I love gujrathi food and this is another favourite. Don't think there's anything I don't like, except maybe Undhiyu. :)

rekhas kitchen said...

Wow looka so yum I wanter to try this for long time but I din't know some starting prob. will try this time sure looks great yaar.

iRaw said...

Oh! This looks so delicious. I just bought a five pound bag of yellow split lentils and have been looking for ideas, lucky!

simplyfood said...

Its nice to see a gujarati dish in blogger world.I love dal dhokri .

Pavithra said...

Hi how are you ? Just came to see if there is new post..Hope everything is fine at your end.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - looks yum!

Madhavi said...

Super flavorful dal dhokli, yummmmm :))

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Me and DH love daal dhokli...sometime I add peas as well..

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