Gujarati Dal Recipe

Here's a delicious, spicy and sweet dal recipe. Learn how to make gujarati dal.


  • 1 cup split red gram lentil (arhar dal)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds (raai) 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) 
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi) 
  • 2 tsp coriander powder (dhania) 
  • 7-8 curry leaves (kadi patta) 
  • 2 cloves (laung) 
  • 1 piece cinnamon stick (dalchini) 
  • a pinch asafoetida (hing) 
  • 1 tsp salt (namak) 
  • 2 green chilly (hari mirch) 
  • few coriander leaves (dhania patti) 
  • 1/2 cup tamarind (imli) water
  • 1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee) 

How to make gujarati dal:

  • Soak gram lentil in water foe 1/2 an hour.
  • Then cook with salt, turmeric in a pressure cooker.
  • Crush cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  • Finely chop green chilies and coriander leaves.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and put cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida in it.
  • When mustard seeds crackles put curry leaves in it.
  • Then add green chillies and coriander powder and cook.
  • Add cloves and cinnamon stick along with boiled gram lentil.
  • After few minutes add tamarind water and sugar.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes and remove it from the flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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