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Ghiya Chana Dal Recipe

Ghiya Chana Dal
How to make Ghiya Chana Dal

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

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 05 mins
  • Cook Time 25 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

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

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Pick, clean and wash the dal and pressure cook with the 3 cups water, salt, haldi and ginger.
Cook till lentils are cooked soft for about 12 minutes.
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.
Add the green chillies, garam masala, dhania, chilli powder and ghiya and mix well.
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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