Friday, April 8, 2011

Dal dhokli

This is a typical Gujarati dish. It is dal cooked really well in spices. Later small pieces of chapati dough is rolled out, cut and added to the dal and boiled till done.
For the dal
1 cup toor dal
1/4 cup chana dal
1tbsp garam masala or dal masala
1 large tomato chopped
2 carrots choppped
1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1tbsp jaggery or sugar
1/4 cup peanuts (raw)
Juice of one lemon
salt to taste
For tempering the dal
1tbsp ghee
1tsp mustard seeds,
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 sprig curry leaves
4-5 cloves
For making dhokli
Flour, water, black sesame seeds, carom seeds, cumin seeds, salt, turmeric powder, kasoori methi
Combine the ingredients for making dhokli to make a dough similar to chapati

Wash and boil the dals with salt, garam masala, turmeric powder, peanuts, carrots and tomatoes. Let it cook till done. Mash the cooked dal well. Heat oil in a pan and add the onions and garlic. Saute till the onions turn pinkish. Pour the dal over it.
Prepare the dhokli. Roll out the dough like a chapati and cut it into triangular pieces. Add these to the boiling dal. Cover and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes. Now prepare the tempering
Heat a small pan with ghee for tempering. Once hot add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and asafoetida. Once the seeds splutter add the curry leaves and cloves.  Now pour the ghee over the dal.

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