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Friday, September 06, 2013

Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak / French beans dumpling curry ( Gujurati curry )

As you all know we have been cooking in alphabetical order this month , So today's letter is F . For F i chose an very traditional and regional sabzi/ curry from gujarat. You all might be knowing dhokli's are very famous part of the meal when it comes to rajasthani or gujarati  cuisine . I love dhokli's a lot but in rajasthan they usually have as a meal and in gujarat they serve it as a side for roti's / any indian breads. So am here with an delicious gujju version  dhokli curry which is very often prepared in Gujarati cuisine . So come  F for Fansi Dhokli nu Shaak  is my today's recipe for Blogging marathon.

Dhokli's are nothing but dumplings made of various flours , which are main part of the subzi's and enhances their taste when added with any veggie. While dhokli's are traditionally made with besan and wheat flour , you can also experiment them with various flour like bajiri atta/ flour . Fansi dhokli is one such recipe in which dhokli make it more delicious when added to french beans.


For Dhoklis

Besan/ gram flour - 5 tbsp

whole wheat flour - 5tbsp
Carom seeds - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
Redchilli pd - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

For Shaak

French beans- 1 1/2 cup (chopped)
Oil- 1 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli pd - 1 tsp
Cumin pd - 1/2 tsp
A pinch asafoetida
Dhania pd/coriander pd - 1 tsp
Mustard  seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves to garnish


To prepare dhokli's

  • Combine all the ingredients under dhokli's  in a bowl and knead into a  Firm but still soft  dough using enough water.
  • Divide the dough small equal portions. Press each portion with your thumb to make a uniform circular mini dhokli. Keep aside.

To make shaak

  • Heat the oil in a pan /kadhai, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  • Add the french bean and saute for few seconds , then add red chilli powder, dhania pd, turmeric pd, cumin pd ,salt  and  1 cup of water.
  •  cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till the french beans are almost done, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the dhoklis and simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes covered , while stirring occasionally.
  • Cook them till the dhokli's are don completely add water if needed.

  • Serve hot garnished with coriander.


  • I made them gravy type but you can also make them as dry curry.
  • Serve this curry with pulkhas or bhakiris.
  • In gujarati cuisine they usually add sugar i didn't add if you want you add.
  • While making this curry if the dhokli is un cooked and there is no water left do add some water and cook them covered stirring occasionally till they are well done.

Do chk My completed letters for Blogging Marathon till now

A for Apricot and semolina pilaf 
B for Baked Jicama Fries
C   for Cadriyad 
D for Donuts
E for Elaichi chai chocolate muffin

Sending To  Gujarati zaika

Sending To Cutchi kitchen

Logo courtesy : Preeti

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 32 
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  1. wow inviting da Manju... I never tried dhokli, but its tempting me to try out... Love to have it rite now.. Superb clicks...

  2. Very Tasty and delicious.. love the edition of beans

  3. Fancy Dhoklis are really very nice...Gr8 recipe with Letter F...
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  4. Very delicious and interesting dhokli..Looks inviting,sounds as a prefect side dish.

  5. Tempting french beans gravy.. Love to have it with chapati..

  6. interesting n delicious looking curry, love it...

  7. Looks very healthy and delicious, have to try this sometime.

  8. Wow beautiful pictures! and the dish sounds so yumm! send this for the Side dish mela as well

  9. Manju, i never came across this recipe surprisingly till date, i would love to try this

  10. Lovely dhoklis.............wanna try this.........

  11. Wow delicious recipe , looks so inviting...

  12. that is finger licking good!!! so yummm


  13. lovely pictures. I love dokhri (dokhli). There are so many ways one can make dokhli.

  14. What a great blog you have- glad we found each other and I've followed you back!

  15. interesting and new to me... great pictures...

  16. What a delectabel and lovely curry, totally awesome...

  17. that's a fancy name ! Lovely recipe !

  18. Living in Gujarat we make lot of veggies with dhokli fansi dhokli is surely one of them..but we have mini dhoklis here. Like the way you have made and presented.

  19. Living in Gujarat we make lot of veggies with dhokli fansi dhokli is surely one of them..but we have mini dhoklis here. Like the way you have made and presented.

  20. what an interesting combo - would love to try

  21. Tempting, a lovely dish.. Gotta try soon !

  22. Such a yummy and traditional dish.. Looks yummy!!

  23. This looks like a nice accompaniment for rotis. Beautiful snaps...

  24. After creating the Rajastani thali I am in love with gattes and similar stuffs. And this recipe is tempting me to try it out at the earliest. What a great dish!

  25. Thanks for linking the recipe to my giveaway

  26. Looks so yumm and healthy dish

  27. Looks delicious & tempting..

  28. Very inviting recipe! Love your clicks :)

  29. Beautiful clicks...looks very inviting!!

  30. Looks very tempting. Beautifully presented.

  31. I have tried dal dhokli couple of times..Not any other dhoklis. This looks good!

  32. Wonderful presentation and very tasty option. I have had other veggies with Dhoklis but not Fansi. Shall try.

  33. I love the way you have french beans. I generally do not like freanch beans but I am sure I will love this delicious shaak. Thanks bookmarking this one.

  34. This is a new one for me and looks totally tempting. I've tried just one or two Gujju dishes myself and i have loved them both. Time for the next one I guess!


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