Chana Dal Ghiya Recipe
How to make Chana Dal Ghiya
Step 1 Soak the dal
Wash the chana dal well and soak it in warm water for about 1 hour. Meanwhile, peel and chop the bottle gourd or ghiya into bite-sized cubes.
Step 2 Saute onions
Take a cooker and add ghee to it. Put on medium flame. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Now add chopped onions along with green chillies and ginger paste. Mix and saute for a minute or two.
Step 3 Cook the tomatoes
Now add chopped tomatoes along with turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Cover the cooker with a lid and let the tomatoes cook for 5 minutes. Add a splash of water and again let the tomatoes cook for 2-3 minutes more. Once the tomatoes turn mushy and leave ghee on the sides, they are cooked.
Step 4 Add ghiya and chana dal
Now add ghiya and chana dal to the cooker along with 1/2 cup of water. Put on high flame and after 1 whistle, lower the flame to low-medium. Let it cook for 4 whistles more.
Step 5 Add final touches
Once the steam releases on its own, open the lid of the cooker. Add chopped coriander leaves and garam masala. Give a mix and adjust the salt, if needed.
Step 6 Ready to be served
Your delicious and healthy Chana Dal Ghiya sabzi is ready to be served. Pair up with chapati, boondi raita and serve.