Ingredients of Dhokli:
For the Dal:
4 tbsp finely chopped coriander
Method of Preparing Dal Dhokli:
Dhokli: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into firm dough using enough water. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions and roll out each portion into thin chapattis. Heat a non-stick tava and gently cook each chapati till light brown spots appear on both the sides. Cool and cut each chapati into diamond or square shapes and keep aside.
Dal: Clean, wash and drain the dal. Combine the dal and 11/2 cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Remove and blend it till smooth using a hand blender and keep aside. Heat the ghee and oil in a deep kadhai, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, round red chillies and asafoetida, mix well and saute on a medium flame for 1 minute. Add the dal, 31/2 cups of water, kokum, jaggery, turmeric powder, lemon juice, green chillies, chilli powder, ginger, peanuts and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes while stirring once in between. Keep aside.
Serving: Just before serving boil the dal and slowly add the dhokli pieces one by one, and mix gently. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Dal Dhokli can be consumed as a single dish and can also be paired up with rice to make it all the more tasty and wholesome.