#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
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…