Monday, 9 January 2012

Mattar Dhokli ~ Indian Pasta and peas in Daal

How many of you do your cooking and other work ( chores ) while talking on the phone ? I never used to, but now days I do. While I talk to my family in India I spent my time on the phone for hours and hours...yesterday I was and I ended up cooking double amount of Gujarati daal..but I didn't worry about it at all. I planned my next days lunch from that. So I refridgerated leftover daal, and this afternoon I made a daal dhokli, with peas.

Daal Dhokli is very delicious homely Gujarati dish ,warm comforting one pot meal. Great in winter months and by adding peas in there surely you can have healthy meal.

You will need :-
  • 3-4 cups Gujarati Daal
  • 1 cup shelled peas I used frozen
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • pinch of Hing
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander and Cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Handful of fresh chopped coriander
  • Handful of fresh chopped onion
  • Lemon juice

You will need :- Dhokli Dough
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 2-3 tbsp Gram flour ( Besan )
  • 1-2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds ( ajwain )

    Method :-
    Mix all the ingredients for Dhokli dough in a bowl, add water and make a stiff and smooth dough. Roll out the dough, cut it into pieces, separate the individual pieces and leave them for a while. Meanwhile in a large heavy bottom pan or kadai heat oil and add mustard seeds and hing, when it spultter add peas and all the masala. Cook for few minutes and add daal . add about 1/2 cup water now. Bring it to boil.Add the dhokli pieces to the daal and cook it for a 15-20 minutes on medium heat until the dal starts to thicken and the dhoklis have softened and cooked. Garnish with coriander, onion and squeezed lemon juice. Serve hot. I eat even cold with little peanut oil on top.

    Sending it to Nayna's event Let's cook with leftovers and Veena and Kalyani's event Cooking with left overs....


    1. Delicious and inviting recipe. Looks simply yummy.

    2. Wat a flavourful dish,loving it..

    3. Dal dhokli looks delicious.I
      like guvar dhoki nu shak too.

    4. Yumm! My guju chokro preffers that i cook rotlis before i add them to the dal. he is weird I know :))


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