Dhekra - ઢેકરા | લીલી તુવેરના વડા | Lili Tuver Na Vada | Gujarati Dhekra Recipe


Dhekra is a traditional Gujarati recipe which is prepared using lili tuver or pigeon peas. This recipe is a fantastic Gujarati recipe to enjoy with your friends and family. Lili Tuver Na Vada is prepared using green garlic which gives a nice taste to the vada. This Gujarati vada recipe also consists of sesame seeds which gives a nice texture to the bite. Dhekra is a fantastic combination of spicy, sweet and tangy taste. Do try out this Gujarati Dhekra recipe at home.

  • 1 Cup Lilva Tuver
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Green Garlic (Hara Lehsun)
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves (Dhania)
  • 2 Cups of Rice Flour (Chawal ka Atta)
  • 1/2 Cup Jowar Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Coarse Wheat Flour (Gehun ka Karkara Atta)
  • 3-4 Teaspoons of Green Chilli-Ginger (Hara Lehsun-Adrak) Paste
  • 2-3 Teaspoons Sesame Seeds (Til)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1-2 Teaspoons of Jaggery (Gud)
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Oil


  1. Boil lilva tuver in pressure cooker with some salt. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
  2. Boil 2 cups of water.
  3. After it boils add turmeric powder, asafoetida, sesame seeds and jaggery. Melt the jaggery well on low gas.
  4. Add finely chopped green garlic, finely chopped coriander leaves, green chilli-ginger paste, boiled lilva tuver and stir well.
  5. Add salt, lemon juice and around 1-2 teaspoons of oil. Mix well.
  6. Add rice flour and jowar flour. Stir well on low gas.
  7. Add coarse wheat flour and mix well. Close lid and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Let the mixture cool down. Apply some oil on your palms and knead the mixture into a smooth dough.
  9. Take some portion and prepare small balls out of it and flatten it to make the dhekras.
  10. Deep fry the dhekras on medium gas and make them nice golden brown. Tasty and traditional Gujarati Dhekras are ready.

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