Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Chana Dal Pumpkin Curry

Chana Dal Pumpkin Curry
Ingredients (for 3-4 servings)
  • 3 cups chopped green pumpkin (chopped in ½ inch pieces)
  • ½ cup chana dal split
  • 1 medium onion  (finely chopped)
  • 2 medium tomatoes  (finely chopped)
  • 1 green chili (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp ginger  garlic paste
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 cup water
  • 1tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • salt as required
Method (How to make chana dal pumpkin curry)
  • Wash and soak the chana dal for atleast 30 mins. Drain the water from chana dal and keep aside.
  • Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker add cumin seed and sauté till start cracking, add asafoetida, add the onions and saute till they become translucent.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and green chilies and saute for 10-15 seconds.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and all the dry spice powders. saute till the tomatoes soften.
  • Cook till the oil separate from the masala.
  • Add chopped pumpkin and chana dal and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add salt and water.
  • Cover the cooker with the lid and pressure cook for about 4-5 whistles on a high flame. After that cook on low flame for 4-5 minutes.
  • When the pressure cooker cool down on its own, remove the lid and  garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with pumpkin chana dal sabzi hot with rotis or rice

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