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Dal chakolya is a Maharashtrian comfort food. They are also known as varanfal, dalfal or dal dhokali in gujrathi. It is very easy to make and can be one dish meal. Instead of making chapatti and sabzi separately, cook the pieces of rolled chapatti into boiling dal and serve hot.


  • 1 1/2 cups Wheat flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Oil (Ghee)
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste (8-10 Garlic cloves blended coarse)
  • A pinch Asafetida
  • Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp methi seeds
  • 10-15 Curry leaves
  • 1 Green chili, slit across
  • 2 cups boiled dal
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 medium size finely chopped Tomato
  • 1 tbsp Goda masala
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • Tamarind pulp (Kokum)
  • 1/2 tsp Jaggery
Dal Chakolya - Marathi Recipe


  • Take wheat flour into a dish and add salt to taste. Mix well.
  • Add a little water t a time and knead thick dough of it. Do not add much water at a time.
  • Brush a lit little oil to dough and transfer it into a bowl. Cover and let it rest for 30-45 minutes.
  • To make tadka for dal, heat up oil in a pan. You can use ghee or half ghee and half oil.
  • When oil is enough hot, add mustard seeds and let them pop up.
  • Add cumin seeds and let them sizzle up.
  • Add garlic paste. You can use finely chopped garlic too. Fry for about a minute.
  • Add asafetida, turmeric powder, methi seeds, curry leaves and green chili. Mix well.
  • Add boiled dal. For that boil tur dal in pressure cooker and beat it really good.
  • Add water. Mix well.
  • Add tomato, goda masala, red chili powder, salt, tamarind pulp.
  • You can use kokum instead of tamarind pulp.
  • Mix well and bring it to boil.
  • When it boils really good, lower down the heat to low.
  • Add chakolya to boiling dal.
  • For that, take 1 small ball of dough and roll it into thin chapatti.
  • Cut it into any shape you want with knife or cutter and drop the chakolya into boiling dal.
  • Cover and cook on medium heat for about 25-30 minutes.
  • If dal thickens up and water reduces, add a little hot water at a time.
  • Keep on stirring at the intervals.
  • Dal chakolya are already.
  • While serving add lots of ghee to hot dalfal and serve with papad and pickle.

Dal Chakolya - Marathi Recipe

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