How to make Doodhi Chana Dal - Bottlegourd cooked with chana dal and spices.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Bottle Gourd, Split Bengal Gram

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Doodhi Chana Dal

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

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Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Doodhi Chana Dal Recipe

  • Bottle Gourd 1/2 inch cubes 1/2 medium

  • Split Bengal Gram 1/2 cup

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 7-8

  • Ginger chopped 1/2 inch piece

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Wash and soak chana dal in one and a half cups of water for an hour. Drain and keep aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger, onions and sauté till the onions turn light brown.

Step 3

Add chana dal and chopped green chillies. Stir. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix and continue to sauté for three to four minutes.

Step 4

Add doodhi pieces and mix. Add garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves.

Step 5

Put the lid on and pressure cook for five minutes. Open lid when pressure is fully released and serve hot with chapatis.

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