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Friday, February 15, 2008 


Chikoli is a complete food in itself. This is a dish that my grandma and mom makes. I havent had this dish anywhere else, so am not sure if this is the real name of the dish or its a one made by my grandma :-)

* Tur daal 250 gms
* Green Dill (Suwa leaves) 150 gms
* Onion 1 medium
* Tomatoes 2 medium
* Wheat flour 2 cups
* Red chilli powder 2 tsp
* Turmeric powder 1 tsp
* Dhaniya powder 1 tsp
* Salt
* Oil

Finely chop dill leaves. Add 1/3 dill in wheat flour along with 2 tbsp oil, salt, red chilli powder and make a dough. Keep aside for 10 minutes covered by a wet muslin cloth.
Boil tur daal in 4 cups of water.
Heat oil, fry finely chopped onions till light golden brown.
Add finely chopped tomatoes, all dry masala and cook till oil seperates.
Add boiled tur daal and the remaining dill leaves and cook for 5 minutes on high heat.
Divide wheat dough into 3-4 portions and roll them into a chapatti. Cut square pieces of it and add them to the boiling daal.
Once you add all the wheat squares, lower the heat and cook for half an hour on low heat or till the wheat squares are cooked.
Serve hot, topped with a spoon of clarified butter (ghee) and garnish with black pepper and lemon juice.

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Hi Daagh,

No, your grandma didn't make up this dish ! :) In Hyd. India, we also make this dish, but we call it chAkoli (chakoliya).

Ours is slightly diff. we don't add daal and use leftover cooked rotis for this dish. My MIL also adds haddiya (bones) or meat.

My mom also serves this with ghee and boiled eggs :)

Inshallah, will try your recipe w/daal.


This looks really great.Have never made a dish of suwa leaves.Something different to try out.

hi Aisha

its good to know that my dadima didnt make this name and dish up herself :-) my wife and mother-in-law are from pakistan and they had never eaten something like this.

will try adding keema to it next time :-)

thanks Homecooked... give it a try and let us know how it turned out

i was looking for this recipe just!! i am going to try this one...
a friend of mine use to bring college...and we all use to hog...on it...

thanks for the recipe.


i think its called dal dhokali in gujarati...


Asak Daagh, I have something for you waiting at my blog, check it out!

thanks Vaish... its good to learn something new everyday :-D i was under suspicion about this dish altogether and now i know its been made in Hybd and in Gujarat as well :-)

wow Mona

Thanks a bunch :-) I will add the link to my blog :-)

Delicious dish, great color and I have never tried this as well. Thanks for the recipe, got one more to try today!:))


let us know how it turned out

hi, there!

gujaratis make something similar and it's called 'daal dhokli'. my husband and i like it a lot, we have it at least once a month!


This is mainly a Bohri or Bohra dish; we add black eye beans or cholaa along with keema. Ryz.

Hello can anyone provide me please proper recipe of chikoli bohra dish

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