Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Channa Dal ne Dudhi jo Shaak / Spicy Split Chickpeas and Bottle Gourd Curry



1 cup split chickpeas or channa dal; washed and soaked overnite
1 large onion; chopped finely
3 large tomatoes; blanched, peeled and chopped
1 dudhi / bottle gourd; peeled and diced.
2 cloves garlic; minced
1 inch ginger; grated
2 green chillis; minced
1/2 tspn tumeric powder
2 heaped tspns coriander/cumin powder
Salt to taste
1 tbspn chopped coriander

Method
1 Fry the onions until golden brown, add the tomatoes, garlic, ginger and chillis, cook for about 10 minutes until it is blended together.
2. Add the tumeric, coriander and cumin powders, stir and cook for about 3 minutes.
3. Add the the dal (add a tblspn of water if neccesary), and cook for about 20 minutes
4. Add the diced dudhi, stir and cook for a furhter 10 minutes
Garnish with Coriander, serve with chapatis.

13 comments:

Jyothi said...

Hi Saju, looks great and yummy. I am very fond of bottlegourd. I will try this recipe very soon. Thanks for sharing dear.

Asha said...

Saju,you and I seem to come up with the same dishes! I made that too with different spice from the gourd I got from my garden.
Dal looks fabulous,they go well together.Yum!

Sharmi said...

I too make this. it is a very delicious and comforting food. your pics reminded me of my mom. lovely.

Tee said...

Hey Saju,
I make this dish too...just love how flavorful it is. Looks so comforting and delicious!

bee said...

chana dal and dudhi are a great combo. i've bookmarked this.

musical said...

Great one, Saju! i love the doodhi-chana daal combination! Punjus also have something similar, more like a daal. this is one of the most delicious things one can make with doodhi :).

SeeC said...

Nice combo. I use to make this dish in gravy form.
Curry is very inviting (that too with chapati...yummy)

BTW I have given link to your blog from mine. Hope it is fine with you.

Priyanka said...

Saju, thats such a great classic gujju recipe.... i havent made it in years since coming to the US- my hubby made it once:) but its been ages.... thanks for sharing such a lovely recipe...

Richa said...

this combo sure is delicious, urs looks yum :)

Saju said...

Thanks Jyothi,
Thanks Asha, great minds think alike!
Sharmi and Tee, you're right, it is comforting food

Saju said...

Bee, thanks for that,
Musical, I also like the Punjabi version
Seec, thanks for linking my blog, I have done the same with yours

Saju said...

Thanks for your comments Priyanka and Richa.

Dee said...

Hey saju, this looks cool. I love bottle gourd , it has such a cooling effort

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