Daal Dhokli - Savory whole wheat noodles cooked in sweet, spicy and tangy lentil stew makes an ultimate comfort food!
Author: Archana Mundhe
Part I: Daal
4tablespoongheedivided (or 2 tablespoons of cooking oil)
10-12fresh curry leaves
1teaspoonred chili powder
2tablespoonjaggery or brown sugar
1/2cuptoor daalrinsed and drained
1/2cupcilantrochopped for garnish
Part II: Dhokli
2-1/2cupswhole wheat flourdivided
1cupof water or as needed
1/2tspred chili powder
Turn Instant Pot to Saute(More) mode. Once the 'hot' sign displays, add 2 tablespoons of ghee or cooking oil. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add cumin seeds, asafetida and curry leaves. Add turmeric, ginger, and garlic. Mix well.
Add tomatoes, red chili powder, jaggery, tamarind paste, salt, peanuts and toor daal. Mix well.
Add 2 cups of water, give a quick stir and close Instant Pot with the Pressure valve set to sealing. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 8 mins followed by Natural Pressure Release.
While the Daal is cooking, make the dough by mixing 2 cups of whole wheat flour, chickpea flour, salt, carom seeds, red chili powder, turmeric and half tablespoon of oil. Use water as needed to make a firm yet pliable dough. I used little more than 3/4th cup of water. Add remaining oil and knead the dough well. Make 5 balls from the dough. Using the extra whole wheat flour, roll the dough balls into 10-12 inch thin circles. Using a pizza cutter, cut each rolled tortilla into 1-inch squares or dhoklis. Put the cut dough pieces on a platter. Sprinkle a little bit of dry flour before layering the pieces on a tray to avoid them from sticking to each other.
Open Instant Pot after the pressure has released naturally. Turn Instant pot to saute mode and using an immersion blender, gently blend the daal for 5 seconds. Add 3 cups of water, mix well, cook covered with a glass lid and bring the daal to a gentle boil.
Add half of the dough squares to the daal and mix gently. Add remaining half dough squares, mix again. Close Instant Pot with the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 2 minutes followed by Quick Release. Mix the Daal Dhokli, add another tablespoon or two of ghee (recommended but optional) and garnish with chopped cilantro. Enjoy Piping hot!
You can add 4 cloves and 1 stick of cinnamon to the daal for more warm flavors.
Add 2-3 handful of chopped spinach in the daal before adding the dhoklis and stir well.
Daal Dhokli - Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Total Carbohydrates 39g13%
Dietary Fiber 9g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.