Chana Dal Ghiya Recipe
Do your kids too throw a tantrum when it comes to eating ghiya? Well, not anymore, as this Chana Dal Ghiya recipe will woo them with its amazing taste. Prepared in less than 30 minutes, this Chana Dal Ghiya can be served for both lunch and dinner. This sabzi is not only scrumptious in taste but is also low-calorie at the same time. One katori of this chana dal ghiya will give only 112 calories! You can pair up this sabzi with chapatis and boondi raita to make a wholesome combo. A simple tadka of cumin seeds, onion, green chilli and tomato adds a slightly tangy flavour to the dish, while spices like red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala flavours up the recipe in a masaledar way. Make sure you soak the chana dal in warm water for at least 1 hour before using them. This softens the dal and makes it easier to cook. This Chana Dal Ghiya is perfect for weight watchers or those who are always on the lookout for healthy yet tasty recipes. Ghiya is also known as Lauki or Bottle Gourd and is a summer-special vegetable, so make sure you try this recipe as soon as possible. Do try this recipe, rate it and let us know how it turned out to be by leaving a comment in the section below.

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.