Chana Dal Padwal

Padwal or snake gourd cooked with chana dal and basic Indian spices– very delicious. Serve this with hot chapatis. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Chana Dal Padwal

Main Ingredients Split Bengal gram (chana dal), Snake gourd (padwal)
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 41-50 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 1 cup split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked, boiled in water with salt and turmeric pow
  • 250 grams snake gourd (padwal), peeled
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger 
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 
  • 3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 3 dried red chillies
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried mango powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, ginger, garlic, green chillies and dried red chillies and saute till fragrant.
  2. Cut snake gourd into ½ cm roundels and add to the pan and mix well. Cook for 10-12 minutes or till snake gourd is cooked.
  3. Add coriander powder, dried mango powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and salt, mix well and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add Bengal gram and mix well. Cook for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1267
Carbohydrates 137.1
Protein 46
Fat 59.6
Other Fiber Iron-17.5mg