Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)

Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Round Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)

Dhoklis (flour dumplings ) is a very popular dish in Gujarati Cuisine. It can be made with lentils and is known as dal dhokli. It can also be made with some vegetables such as french beans, Lima beans, Guar, fresh pigeon peas. It is then served with roti or rice. Some people prefer to eat it as a  whole meal dish.

I will share the recipe of Fansi Dhokli nu Shaak with you. It is made from French beans tempered with carom seeds. Fresh ginger, garlic and chilli paste is then added to it. Then add the regular spices and let the beans cook in the boiling water. Once the water is boiling add the prepared dhoklis one by one. Then let it cook for 8-10 min or till the dhoklis and beans are cooked. So it is a kind of Indian pasta. I have prepared this in a pressure cooker. It helps in cooking it faster.

There are two steps:

  1. Preparing Dhokli
  2. Preparing the curry

While preparing dhoklis, they need to be pressed by hand. This can become a nice group activity in the house. Even your young one can help in pressing them. Generally when there is a get-together for dinner or lunch, the ladies of the house will all sit together and help in pressing the dhoklis and will also chit chat along with a cup of tea. It is a fun activity. Many Gujarati restaurants serve this dish in their menu for lunch or dinner.

I call this dhokli – Indian pasta, and give my son  to eat. He relishes it happily.

Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)
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Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)

A very popular Gujarati Cuisine dish made from french beans, whole wheat and gram flour and the regular spices.
Course Main Dish, one meal dish
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Keyword dhokli, frenchbeans, gujarati, pasta, traditional
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 309kcal

Ingredients

Dhokli

  • 0.5 cup whole wheat flour
  • 0.5 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp carom seeds
  • 1 tbsp yoghurt
  • salt as per taste
  • water to knead the dough

Fansi shaak (french beans curry)

  • 1.5 cups french beans chopped
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp carom seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp green chili paste
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt as per taste
  • 1.5 cup water (it can be adjusted more or less as per the thickness of the gravy required)
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped
  • 10 gms Dried Coconut shredded or dessicated coconut for garnishing (optional)
  • 1 tbsp dry garlic chutney garnishing (optional)

Instructions

Preparing Dhokli

  • In a bowl add the flours, spices, yoghurt, oil and carom seeds
    Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)
  • Mix them well till the crumb like texture is achieved and then add gradually water.
    Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)
  • Knead into a soft dough and rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Now make very small balls out of it.
    Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)
  • Press them and shape them into the coin size dholi. The dhoklis should be thin.
    Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)
  • The dhoklis are ready.
    Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)

Preparing French Beans Curry

  • Heat oil in the pressure pan cooker. Add the carom seed.
    Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)
  • Add the asafoetida and ginger-garlic-chili paste and saute till the raw smells goes .
  • Add the chopped french beans. Saute and then add all the spices - red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander cumin powder.
  • Add the water and let it come to boil.
    Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)
  • Now add the dhokli to the boiling water one by one. Add lemon juice .Add the salt to taste. Cover the lid and pressure cook for three whishtles on high heat and two on low heat.
    Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)
  • The dhokli is ready . Remove it in a bowl and garnish with coriander, dessicated coconut and dry garlic chutney. Serve it hot with roti or rice .It can be eaten plain too.
    Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)
  • Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak (Flat Flour Dumplings In French Beans Gravy)

Notes

The thickness of the gravy can be kept as per your choice. If you want to eat it plain keep a little gravy by adding little more water and masalas. If you want to eat it with roti or rice keep a semi dry kind of gravy.
Sugar can be added to the dhokli if you want it to be sweet.
While making dhoklis take care of the following:
  1. the dough should be kneaded soft. If it is hard the dholkis will become stiff.
  2. The dhoklis should be pressed thin.
  3. Spread oil on dhoklis to avoid sticking with each other.
  4. The water should be boiling while putting dhoklis in the curry to avoid breaking.
The curry  will be absorbed by the dhokli if not eaten soon. So while reheating the dhokli add  a little hot water and you will agiain achieve the right thickness .
The curry can also be prepared in the open pot. Take a big pot and then cover and cook stirring in between till the french beans and dhoklis are cooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 4.1mg

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