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Lachko Dal


Lachko Dal

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 2 to 4 people
  • Spice Level: Low

Authenticity Slice

If the dal is too thick, add boiled water to it and bring it to a boil again.

Trivia Tadka

Lachko is a feel-good dish which usually features in traditional Gujarati menu. This sweet and thick yellow dal is generally served with rice and ghee. 


  • Pigeon pea (arhar dal) (1 cup)
  • Clarified butter (ghee) (1 tsp)
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) (1/2 tsp)
  • MTR Haldi/Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Jaggery (gud), grated (1 tbsp)
  • Salt (To taste)


  • Wash the dal and pressure cook it with one and a half cup of water through three whistles. Keep aside when cooked.
  • Heat ghee in a kadhai and add jeera. As it crackles, add the dal, MTR Haldi/Turmeric Powder, gud, and salt and mix well.
  • Let it simmer on medium heat for 8-10 mins or till the dal begins to thicken. Stir occasionally.
  • Serve hot with rice and ghee.

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