DUDHI CHANA NI DAL !!! Bottle Gourd Chickpea Curry…

#DalDivas by Rushina Ghildiyal !!!!

I love these Indian food days that Rushina Ghildiyal comes up with like earlier we had the CHUTNEY day and the LADDOO day and I love posting all my recipes ……….some traditional ancient recipes and some unique ones…..

DALDIVAS is for getting us to post some Great Dal Recipes which could be actually called the Comfort Food of India…

The first recipe for this day that I am posting is the GUJARATI CHANA NI DAL which is a favourite in most Gujarati families & which is rich in nutrition and a great way to feed Lauki, Dudhi or Bottle Gourd to kids who are usually not found of this vegetable but is a highly beneficial veggie….

I don’t know where this Dal originated but I have seen it being made in every part of Gujarat and as I said earlier it is a favourite in most Gujarati households…

So let’s get started with this recipe of DUDHI Chana Ni Dal…

U need —

1 cup Chana Dal / Split Chickpeas

1 cup chopped Bottle Gourd or lauki or Dudhi

3 green chillies slit lengthwise

1 tablespoon Jaggery

4/5 dried kokum

A small piece of ginger

2 teaspoons oil

Half teaspoon mustard seeds

Few cumin seeds

Few curry leaves

A pinch of aesofoetida

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/ 4 teaspoon turmeric powder

Salt to taste

Method —-

Soak the chana dal or the split chickpeas for 2 hours

Pressure cook the soaked chana dal and the chopped dudhi or Bottle Gourd with 2 cups of water for just one whistle

Heat the oil in a kadai or a pan

Add the mustard seeds , cumin seeds & allow to splutter

Then add the asafoetida, curry leaves and the green chillies… Let these crackle a bit

Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder & salt

Now add the pressure cooked dal Lauki/dudhi mixture with the water

Add the Ginger piece, jaggery, kokum and stir

Cook everything together until it starts boiling

Switch off the gas

The DUDHI CHANA Ni Dal is ready to be served

Serve it hot with Roti, phulkas or Bhakri or with Hot Rice !!!

This simple dal is full of Nutrition and Deliciousness and will be enjoyed by everyone in your family…..

I will be posting more dal recipes for Dal Divas so stay tuned and if you do like my recipes kindly follow my blog so that you get a notification every time I post a new recipe…

0 thoughts on “DUDHI CHANA NI DAL !!! Bottle Gourd Chickpea Curry…

  1. Another brilliant post. Thank you so much for curating this recipe for us. My nani used to make this and it isn’t documented anywhere since it is restricted to traditional Gujrati kitchens where mothers handover the recipe lovingly to their daughters.

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