Dudhi Chana Subzi


Photography Credit – Asha Shreedharan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 300 gm dudhi (bottle gourd), chopped into cubes without peeling
  • 4 to 5 pieces kokum
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp each of dhania, jeera, mustard seeds, red chili
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp date paste
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 – 5 cloves
  • fresh coriander chopped for garnishing

Method

Wash and rinse chana dal. Steam dudhi and boil the chana dal separately. Heat the pan and roast mustard seeds, cinnamon, cloves and asafetida for 5 seconds. Add boiled chana dal and dudhi into the pan. Add turmeric, kokum, dhania, jeera, red chilli powder, date paste and sea salt. Simmer on medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish with chopped fresh green coriander leaves.

Serves 3-4