Soya Methi Dal Dhokli

A Gujarati favourite for diabetics, modified to include whole-wheat flour, minimum oil, sugar substitute, and fenugreek - just what the doctor ordered!

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सोया मेथी दाल ढ़ोकली - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Soya Methi Dal Dhokli in Hindi) 

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Dhokli, a traditional Gujarati favourite is transformed into a diabetic-friendly treat by using whole-wheat flour, soya flour and fenugreek leaves. Combined with wholesome toovar dal, these healthy dhoklis are a sumptuous one dish fare for one and all. Although prepared with minimal fat, and without any sugar or jaggery, to favour diabetics, the Soya Methi Dal Dhokli is irresistibly tasty!

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Soya Methi Dal Dhokli recipe - How to make Soya Methi Dal Dhokli

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For the dal

    For the dal
  1. Soak the toovar dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 10 minutes and drain well.
  2. Combine the toovar dal and 4 cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Blend the dal with a hand blender till smooth and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil and ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the cumin seeds,fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, cloves, cinnamon, bayleaf and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add 2 cups of water, kokum, tomatoes, turmeric powder, ginger-green chilli paste, dal mixture and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

For the soya methi dhoklis

    For the soya methi dhoklis
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a semi-stiff dough using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and roll out each portion into a 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), and lightly cook each chapati on both the sides. Keep aside to cool.
  4. Cut the chapatis into diamond shaped dhoklis and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Just before serving, bring the dal to boil, add the dhoklis, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Serve immediately garnished with coriander and onions.


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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy211 cal
Protein9.4 g
Carbohydrates32.1 g
Fiber6.1 g
Fat5.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium17.8 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Good Food For DiabetesBuy this cookbook

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Soya Methi Dal Dhokli
 on 09 Aug 19 02:50 PM

Can we make this without kokum?? Where can i buy kokum from in Delhi?
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Tarla Dalal    Yes, you can make this without kokum.
10 Aug 19 03:23 PM
Soya Methi Dal Dhokli
 on 12 Mar 18 02:23 PM

I have tried it with jowar flour instead of is very nice....we can also try it with ragi , bajra or other millet flours too.....
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them...happy cooking !!
12 Mar 18 04:38 PM
Methi Dal Dhokli
 on 27 Nov 14 03:45 PM

I liked the idea of adding methi leaves and soya to the dhokli dough to make it more diabetic-friendly. There is no jaggery in this recipe which is usually the essence of a Dal Dhokli, but i was surprised that it yest tasted great... Thanks for teaching us healthier twists in cooking.
Methi Dal Dhokli
 on 26 Nov 14 03:26 PM

Good way to add Methi leaves to the dough...I guess this way I can get iron and also helps in maintaining my blood glucose levels..Fenugreek leaves are also one of the richest source of Vitamin A.