How to make Gavar Dhokli Nu Shaak - SK Khazana -

Gujaratis use gram flour in different ways in their cooking. Try this recipe, it is really delicious

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Cluster beans ( Gavar), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Gavar Dhokli Nu Shaak - SK Khazana

Gavar Dhokli Nu Shaak - 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Gavar Dhokli Nu Shaak - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Cluster beans ( Gavar) cut into 1 inch pieces 150 grams

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 2 teaspoons

  • Carom seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Rotis to serve

  • Dhokli dough

  • Gram flour ( besan) 3/4 cup

  • Whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon


Step 1

To make dhokli dough, take gram flour in a bowl, add whole wheat flour, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, Tata Sampann Chilli Powder, baking soda and oil and mix well. Add little water at a time and knead into semi-soft dough.

Step 2

Divide the dough into 1 inch cylinders and keep them on a plate. .

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pressure cooker, add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Step 4

Take cluster beans in a bowl and add water in it.

Step 5

Add asafoetida in the cooker. Drain and add the cluster beans, , ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, salt and sugar. Crush carom seeds and add. Add the dhoklis and add 1 cup water. Place the lid on the cooker and cook under pressure till 2-3 whistles are released.

Step 6

Allow the pressure to settle completely. Open the pressure cooker and add ½ cup water, remaining turmeric powder, remaining coriander powder, remaining chilli powder and adjust salt, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on low heat.

Step 7

Add coriander leaves and mix well. Take it off the heat.

Step 8

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot with rotis.

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