How to make Gujarati Dal-SK Khazana -

Simple yet supremely tasty is this dal – serve it piping hot with steamed rice

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea (toor dal), Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) (मेथीदाना)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Dals and Kadhis

You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Sambhar Mixed Kali Dal Palak Kadhi Peanut Curry

Gujarati Dal-SK Khazana

Gujarati Dal-SK Khazana Recipe Card


Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Gujarati Dal-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal) soaked and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Raw peanuts 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 1 teaspoon tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida (hing) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fresh curry leaves 1 sprig

  • Green chillies slit 1-2

  • Dried red chillies 2

  • Kokum petals 2-3

  • Jaggery 2 teaspoons

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped for garnishing


Step 1

Put the pigeon peas in a pressure cooker, add 3 cups of water, fenugreek seeds, peanuts, turmeric powder, salt and ½ teaspoon ghee, close the cooker with the lid and cook under pressure till 2-3 whistles are given out. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Step 3

Add cumin seeds and sauté for a few seconds. Add asafoetida and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 4

Add curry leaves, green chillies and red chillies and sauté for a minute. Add cooked pigeon peas and little water, mix and simmer for 1-2 minutes.

Step 5

Add kokum petals and jaggery, mix well and bring to a boil. Add some more water, mix and boil for 5-10 minutes.

Step 6

Add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 7

Garnish with coriander leaves, drizzle ½ teaspoon ghee on top and serve hot with steamed rice.

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