Ghiya Chana Dal Recipe

Although lauki/ghiya is widely used seasonal vegetable, there are still a lot of people who don’t like its taste as a stand-alone vegetable. For people like these here is recipe of ghiya chana dal, so that they don’t miss out on the benefits of consuming ghiya. Lets start with the recipe.

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Serving : 4
Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Prep Time : 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Chana Dal (Bengal gram)
  • 1/2 small Ghiya (chopped into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1 Onion (Finely chopped)
  • 2 Tomatoes (Finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves (Finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Fresh Coriander leaves (Finely chopped)

Method:

  • Wash and soak chana dal in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes.
  • Peel and cut ghiya into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Drain water from chana dal. Pressure cook chana dal and ghiya along with asafoetida, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, salt to taste in 2 cups of water till done.
  • Mash slightly with spoon and mix well. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds.
  • When cumin seeds starts crackling add chopped garlic and saute till the raw aroma disappears.
  • Add onion and cook till they are translucent.
  • Add tomatoes, remaining turmeric powder, green chilies, red chili powder, coriander powder ¬†and saute for 2 minutes. Add 2-3 tbsp of water and cook until oil separates from masala.
  • Add cooked chana dal and ghiya and stir. Adjust salt. Cook for 2 minutes on low flame.
  • Garnish with fresh corinader leaves and serve hot.

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