Authentic Gujarati Dal Recipe

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Authentic Gujarati Dal Recipe

  • Authentic Gujarati Dal Recipe

Gujarati Dal is a delicious side dish best served with Rice or Roti. Dal Bhat (Dal Rice) is an essential part of Gujarati Thali. Here I am sharing the recipe of Khatti Meethi (Sweet & Sour) Dal which I learned from my mother. This everyday Gujarati Dal Recipe is made with Moong Dal (Mung Bean) & Toor Dal (Pigeon Pea). Learn how to make this tempting Dal at home with this step-by-step recipe guide.


  • 50g Yellow Moong dal (Mung Bean)
  • 50g Toor Dal (Pigeon Pea)
  • 1 tbsp Peanuts
  • 80g Jaggery
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Cinnamon & Clove
  • 2 Dry Red Chilli
  • Some Curry Leaves
  • Fresh Coriander


  • Mix Moong Dal & Toor Dal, Rinse the dal thoroughly under water.
  • Add water and pressure cook for five whistles or cooked completely.
  • Also, cook Peanuts in a separate bowl with Dal.
  • Mash the dal with a whisk or hand blender until smooth.
  • Heat cooked Dal in a pan over low flame.
  • Add spices – Red Chilli Powder, Kashmiri Chilli Powder, Dhana Jeera Powder, Turmeric Powder and salt.
  • Mix well all ingredients.
  • Add cooked Peanuts and cook dal until it starts boiling.
  • Add ½ cup water.
  • Now add Jaggery and Lemon Juice, mix well.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes until Jaggery melts completely.
  • Switch off the gas after 5 minutes, add fresh coriander and keep aside. Do not stir.
  • For Tadka, heat oil in a Tadka Pan.
  • Crackle Mustard Seeds, add Cumin Seeds, Cinamon, Clove, Curry Leaves and dry Red Chillies.
  • Fry for 5 – 10 seconds.
  • Switch off the gas and pour this tempering on Dal, mix well.
  • Gujarati Sweet & Sour Dal is ready, serve with Roti or Steamed Rice.

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