Its been so long posting something, feels good to be back. In March 2009 the daring bakers decided to make lasagnas from scratch and I happened to make double the quantity of dough. I had lots of left over dough and was planning to make ravioli, tortellini's and freeze them and that's how I realized I could make Stuffed Dal Dhokli, which I has been my favorite ever since I saw it in The Spice Cafe. I love her pictures and I think that's what inspired me to cook this, though I never loved it when I was small. But now every time I have some extra dough of any kind and its getting stale I make this, sometimes with a stuffing and sometimes not. There was this once that I had to make Muruku's and I used All purpose flour instead of Rice Flour, so yeah they too landed up as dhoklis. This is such a versatile recipe and do not forget to add the peanuts, they are the best part.



I used about 1/2 cup of Spinach Pasta Dough

The Usual Dhokli recipe is as follow, you can skip the stuffing and just use the dough or use any other stuffing of your choice:

1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
water for kneading


  1. Mix all the ingredients except water.
  2. Knead to a soft dough using the water.
  3. Cover and keep aside till you make the stuffing.


1/2 cup boiled and smashed potatoes
1 green chili, chopped finely
a pinch turmeric powder
1/4 amchur (mango powder)
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and keep aside.

Assemble the Dhokli
  1. Take a lemon size ball of dough.
  2. Roll to make a 1/4 inch thick circle.
  3. Using a cookie cutter or a bottle cap, cut small circles about 2 inch in radius.
  4. Place little bit of the stuffing on each cut circle.
  5. Close the sides of the circle over the stuffing and form a ball.
  6. Flatten the ball to form a flat disc.
  7. Continue the same till all the flour is used.
  8. Cover and keep aside till the dal is made.

Dal Ingredients
1 cup boiled Toor Dal
1/4 inch ginger grated (optional)
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 pinch hing / asefetida
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/3 cup raw peanuts
1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
2 kukum flowers
2 tsp jaggery/gur
salt to taste
fresh coriander leaves for garnish
2 cups water
1 tsp ghee / oil
1 onion chopped and mixed with some salt and red chili powder

  1. Heat ghee and add the hing, the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  2. Once they splutter add the tomatoes and ginger. Cook for a minute.
  3. Add the dal with the 2 cups off water.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add the peanuts,red chili powder, turmeric powder, kukum, jaggery and salt.
  6. Boil for 5 minutes.
  7. Keep it on simmer and add the dhokli's.
  8. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. The dal dhokli is done once the dhokli float to the top.
  10. Add the coriander leaves.
  11. Serve immediately garnished with the onion.


Madhu said...

Love the dhokli dumplings in dal.
Nice to see you back..

Alka said...

Oh Welcome Back dear :-)
The recipe sounds so good and new to me.Though heard a lot about it,i had never tasted it, nor did i knew that it involves a recipe like this.
Have majority of ingredients at my hand, so will give it a shot

Divya Vikram said...

Dholi looks authentic! And welcome back to blogging!

kitchen queen said...

wow the stuffed dal dhokli sounds very appetising and new to me.I am sure it must be tating great. You can visit my blog view my recipes and give ur comments

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