Friday 27 August 2010

Guvar Dhokri

Guvar Dhokri- a Gujarati dish made with dhokri which is flavoured chapatti pieces that are cooked in the spicy gravy together with Guvar (cluster beans)


120 grams /4 oz cluster beans top and tailed and cut into 2.5 cm pieces.
1/2 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon chilli powder
½ teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon garlic paste
¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tomatoes chopped and blended to a puree
3 cups water
Few springs of fresh coriander for garnish

For Dhokri:

1 tablespoons wheat flour
1 tablespoon besan (chick pea flour)
2 tablespoons fresh chopped fenugreek
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon olive oil
Water to make dough


1. Add wheat flour and besan in a bowl together with the fenugreek, salt, turmeric ad chilli powder.
2. Add the oil and make dough by adding 2-3 tablespoons water as needed to make pliable dough.
3. Cover and keep aside to rest.
4. In a large saucepan add 3 tablespoons of oil when hot add mustard seeds and wait for them to splutter, next add the garlic and sauté.
5. Add the tomatoes, salt, chilli powder, cumin and coriander powders and turmeric
6. Cook till tomatoes and spices infuse. Add the cluster beans and add 3 cups of water and bring to boil.
7. Dive the dhokri dough in to 4 parts, roll out 6 inch chapatti from each ball of dough. Cut the chapatti into 3 cm squares.
8. Lift the chapatti squares and put them in the boiling pan of cluster beans that are cooking. Repeat for rest of dough.
9. Stir the curry intermittently to avoid dhokri from sticking to each other too much. Add more water if required.
10. When all the dough has been used up, turn heat to simmer cover and cook till dhokri’s and cluster beans are well cooked.
11. Transfer the curry to serving dish and garnish with fresh chopped coriander.
Serve with rice.

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  1. Love it. We also make a version of this. Very very mouth watering !!!

  2. Hey Nayana
    kem che? guvar dhokli I love it..but kids are don't make much...I make very very similar way too..yours looks yummy and tasty..I know you need this afetr coming from hols...:)

  3. oh yes sent you my one entry..

  4. Something very very new to me, like the idea of chappathis cooked again in a gravy...

  5. This dish is totally new to me..looks awesome!:)

  6. I should try this recipe one day, sounds great!

  7. I had been to Gujarat for my holidays and simply loved their food. Though I did not taste this particular dish.Looks delicious !!!

  8. Looks Delicious...very new to me!!! yummy!!

  9. Hi Nayna,

    Nice to see u back.. This dish is completely new to me! Looks interesting!

  10. wow !! nayna this looks so inviting..simply yum yum !

  11. New and interesting dish. Dhokri looks tempting and mouth watering. Wonderful presentation.

  12. That's a lovely recipe. I did not know about such a preparation with chapati-like dough! Very interesting. Nice to also see that one serves it with rice. Not a one-pot meal. Thanks and see you around!

  13. I have prepared chatpata roti with wheat flour.

  14. All this reminds me of the treat at a dear Gujarati friend's place.

  15. Wow Guvar dhokri - not made it for a while!! Thanks for posting this!! It looks delicious - swadished! Love guver dhokri, mutter dhokri or dall dhokri anytime!!

  16. It's a new dish and very lovely!

  17. nice one..I did'nt knew much about gujju could not participate in your lovely event

  18. Very beautiful dish, very new to me..

  19. totally a new recipe! would love to try it out

  20. Looks like a very tasty dish.

  21. So new to new wat an interesting recipe :)

  22. Hey Nayna, welcome back! How was your vacation?
    This is a new recipe for me, got your mail about the event, will try to make something regional and send it to you!

  23. Yum yum!!! nice recipe loved the goey chappatis with cluster beans!!! am bookmarking this!!!

  24. I am not familiar to this recipe. Looks gr8 !

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  25. New & wonderful recipe to me..sounds delicious..thx for sharing.

  26. New recipe to me...sounds very tasty....

  27. Am not a big fan of cluster beans..but this looks so tempting :-)

  28. That looks so authentic and delicious. Slurpp..

  29. Never tasted this dish before, looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe..

  30. Hey Nayna,

    Welcome back! How was yr vacation?

    This looks so authentic and delicious!

  31. Sounds interesting and tempting

  32. new to me.. loved this wholesome recipe!

  33. I have never heard of this before but it sounds fabulous.


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