Guwar Dhokali

Recipe by
Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Take a look at more Side-Dish Recipes. You may also want to try Chich Barak Kebbe, Lemon Leaf Mint Thogayal , Taiwanese Hamburgers, Chettinad Kathrikai Avial

Rate This Recipe


  • For dhokali (tikkis):
  • 3/4 cup coarse rice flour (idli rawa)
  • 1/4 cup coarse chana daal flour
  • 1/4 cup juwar flour
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp ajwain seeds (oregano)
  • 1/4 cup curd
  • 1/2 tsp green chilli ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp haldi
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 5 tsp oil
  • salt as per taste
  • For Gravy:
  • 1 cup guwar (cluster beans) cut into pieces
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp ajwain seeds (oregano)
  • 1 tsp green chilli ginger paste
  • 1 tsp haldi
  • 1 tsp coriander-cumin powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 5 tsp oil
  • salt as per taste

How to Make Guwar Dhokali

  • For tikkis: Mix everything for the tikkis with adding water slowly.
  • Make it a thick batter so that you can make tikkis out of it.
  • It should be hard enough so that you can pat it in your hand and make small flat tikkis of size of a rupee coin.
  • Keep it covered for about half an hour while you work on the gravy.
  • For Gravy:
  • Bring 6-7 cups of water to boil in a big heavy bottom pan on high flame.
  • Add oil and Guwar to it.
  • After it is boiled for 5 minutes, add all the spices.
  • Once it starts boiling again, add small tikkis to the boiling water.
  • If you add the tikkis to the cold water it will break.
  • After all the tikkis are added, cook it covered on medium to low flame for 30-40 minutes.
  • Add water, the gravy starts to become very dry and thick. You can eat it all by itself (of course with the help of a spoon) or with a roti. Traditionally you add raw groundnut oil to it (Yum!). Alternatively, you can add long beans ( choli ) or papadi in place of Guwar.