Daal Dhokli My recent trip to Gujarat was insanely fun, colourful & beautiful, …

Daal Dhokli

My recent trip to Gujarat was insanely fun, colourful & beautiful, filled with everlasting memories. I can never forget the super yummy Gujarati & Maharashtrian snacks I had at their famous @swatisnacks outlet in Ahmedabad. Curated to perfection, each dish was better than the other! So, the next week starting from today is going to be all about recreating those Yummy Gujarati farsans/meals! All items will be steamed/baked & vegan. This dish is yummy & wholesome.

For the Daal: 🍛🥜

½ cup toor dal, rinsed & washed well
1 cup water
1 tsp oil
2 tbsp peanuts
1 tsp ghee
1 tsp mustard
½ tsp cumin / jeera
1 green chilli
A few Curry Patta leaves
1 tomato (finely chopped)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
¼ tsp turmeric
¾ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
¼ tsp cumin powder/jeera powder
½ tsp coriander pwoder
¼ tsp garam masala
small piece jaggery / gud
¾ tsp salt
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)

For the Dhokli: 🫓🌶

1 cup wheat flour / atta
¼ tsp turmeric
½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
¼ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
½ tsp salt
2 tsp oil
½ cup water

Let’s get started:

1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a kadhai and add the tempering mentioned under the list “Daal”.
You further add 1 tomato, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until tomatoes turn soft & melt.

2. Next add cooked dal, 1½ cup water and mix well adjusting consistency as required. Also, add ¼ tsp turmeric, ¾ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ¼ tsp garam masala and combine properly making sure all the spices are mixed well.

3. Now add cooked peanuts, a small piece of jaggery, ¾ tsp salt and 1 tsp lemon juice.

4. For the dhokli combine all ingredients in that list and make diamond shapes(thin) like kaju katli

5. Once the daal comes to a boil, drop in dhokli pieces & mix well.

6. Boil for 10-15 mins until the dhokli is cooked. Finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy hot!

This is the yummiest, most traditional Gujarati lunch/dinner meal ever!

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