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:

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