Gujrati Dal

With an amazing sweet and sour taste this traditional Gujrari Dal recipe is reflection of Gujarati culture and uses the typical ingredients and spices.

Goes very well with steamed rice.


1 cup Arhar Dal.

2 tbsp Peanuts.

For Tempering:

1 tbsp Ghee.

1/2 tsp Rai.

1/2 tsp Jeera.

1/4 tsp Methi Dana.

1/4 tsp Asafoetida.

8 Curry Leaves.

4 Cloves.

2 Stick Cinnamon.

2 Red Chillies.

Other Ingredients:

4 piece Kokum.

1 Tomato chopped.

1 tbsp Jaggery.

Juice of 1 Lemon.

1 tbsp Ginger chopped finely.

2 Green Chillies.

1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder.

1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder.

2 tbsp Coriander Leaves chopped.

Salt to taste.


Wash and soak dal with peanuts for 4 hours.
Pressure cook up to 5 whistles.keep aside.

Once the dal is cooked,cool slightly and blend till it is smooth.

In a pan heat oil and ghee,add Rai,jeera,methi seeds,cloves,cinnamon and Asafoetida.

Once jeera turns brown add curry leaves,red chillies and green chillies.stir for a minute.

Add kokum,tomato jagger, lemon juice,ginger,chilli powder and turmeric.Cook for 2 minutes.

Add 2 cups of water,cooked dal and peanuts,salt and chopped coriander leaves.

Simmer for 10 minutes.

Serve hot with steamed rice.

Tip:This dal is very thin in consistency,and more you simmer it,more flavorful it will become.

Happy Cooking !!!


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