Varan Fal/Daal Dhokli/Mutkule

Daal Dhokli, a famous dish of Gujarat is also known as Varan Fal or Mutkule in Maharashtra. It is not only healthy but is a must dish for lentil lovers. The ingredients to make them is generally always available in every kitchen.

Ingredients :

For daal :
1 cup toor daal
1 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp tamarind paste
1 tbsp jaggery
2 cups of water

For dry roasting and grinding :1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp dry coconut
2-3 dry red chilies
1 cinamon stick
1 black cardamom
2 green cardamom
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds

For tempering :
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
Pinch of hing

For garnishing :
1 tbsp green coriander leaves chopped
1-2 green chilies chopped
1 tbsp ghee

For the dhokli :
1.5 cups wheat
½ cup besan
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ajwain
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Water for kneading

Method to cook :
Boil daal in pressure cooker with salt and turmeric powder .
Mash daal properly.
Knead wheat flour and besan with other ingredients. Keep Aside for 10 minutes.
Roll out into chappatis and cut into small squares.
Heat oil in a pan. Add hing .Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds .
Add the mashed daal to the pan. Add jaggery, tamarind paste and the ground spices.
Once daal starts boiling, add the small chappati pieces.
Add 1 cup of water and keep boiling for 10 minutes more.
Garnish with coriander leaves and green chilies.
Serve with desi ghee.


  1. Very new and different sure must be very tasty as nice ingredients are used in it...

  2. I am not a big fan of dal-dhokli but my hubby loves it!

  3. Absolutely new and unique dish. Wonderful, yummy, tempting and tasty looking dal.

  4. This dish is new to me too..Looks very healthy n yummy..

  5. Woww wat a fabulous dish, looks absolutely delicious and interesting..

  6. New kind of dish to me...Sounds lovely

    Hamaree Rasoi