Ghiya Chana Dal Recipe

 
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Ghiya Chana Dal
How to make Ghiya Chana Dal
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Ghiya Chana Dal Recipe: Chane ki dal, cooked with ghiya (bottle gourd).

Ingredients of Ghiya Chana Dal

  • 1 cup (180 gm) chane ki dal (Bengal Gram)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp haldi (turmeric)
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 2 Tbsp (30 gm) ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tsp jeera (cummin seeds)
  • 2 tej patta (bay leaves)
  • 1/4 cup (60 gm) grated tomatoes
  • 2-3 green chillies, slit
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp powdered dhania (coriander seeds)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 cups (500 gm) ghiya/lauki (bottle gourd) peeled and cut into small pieces, 1 1/2cms/ 3/4
  • 1 Tbsp chopped hara dhania (coriander leaves) for garnishing

How to Make Ghiya Chana Dal

  • 1.Pick, clean and wash the daal and cook with the water, salt, haldi and ginger.
  • 2.Cook till lentils are cooked soft (takes approx.1 hour). If using a pressure cooker add only 3 cups water and cook for 12 minutes.
  • 3.Heat the ghee in a pan, and add the jeera and tej patta. When the seeds splutter, add the tomatoes and stir-fry till the fat separates.
  • 4.Add the green chillies, garam masala, dhania , chilli powder and ghiya and mix well.
  • 5.Add the daal to this mixture and bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve hot garnished with the coriander leaves.

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