Dakho Recipe - Sweet and sour dal cooked with assorted vegetables.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), Split Bengal gram (chana dal)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Dals and Kadhis


Dakho Recipe - how to make Dakho


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked1/2 cup

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Potato 1 medium

  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) 50 grams

  • Brinjals 3-4 small

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Cloves 4

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Button red chillies (bor mirchi) 6-8

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped1 tablespoon

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) grated2 teaspoons

  • Tamarind water 3 teaspoons


Step 1

Put both the dals in a pressure cooker.

Step 2

Add three cups of water, salt and turmeric powder and cook under pressure for two to three whistles or till completely cooked.

Step 3

Chop the potato and pumpkin. Slit the brinjals into four without cutting through.

Step 4

Heat oil in a deep pan. Add asafoetida, cinnamon, cloves, mustard seeds, button red chillies, potato, red pumpkin, brinjals and salt.

Step 5

Stir, add a little water, cover and cook till the vegetables are done.

Step 6

Add coriander and mint leaves, red ch

Step 7

Add the dals and adjust seasoning.

Step 8

Let the mixture come to a boil.

Step 9

Serve hot with rice.

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