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.

Homemade Dates Chocolate Recipe
Are you a diabetic, but love gorging on chocolates? Then fret not, here’s a delish chocolate treat which can be made in just a few minutes that too with 3 simple kitchen ingredients. Dates Chocolate are not only tasty but are also loaded with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, and if you want to improve your hemoglobin levels, then this simple chocolate can be the most tasty remedy. So, follow us through this simple recipe and enjoy.

How to make Homemade Dates Chocolate

  • Step 1 Remove the seeds

    To begin with this easy recipe, remove the seeds from the dates using a knife.

  • Step 2 Melt the chocolate

    Next, heat a pan over medium flame and put a vessel filled with water, place a glass bowl over it add the chocolate pieces after breaking and keep stirring to melt it. Once the chocolate it melted, turn off the flame and allow it to cool down.

  • Step 3 Freeze and enjoy

    Next, add honey to the melted chocolate and ad the dates, toss them nicely. Take a large tray and line it with parchemnt paper, put it into the freezer for 2 hours and enjoy delish homemade chocolates. You can garnish the chocolates as per your taste and preference.

Apple Pear Arugula Salad Recipe
If you are a diet freak and are always on the lookout for healthy yet tasty dishes, then you need to try this unique Apple Pear Arugula Salad. Who said healthy food is always boring? There are tons of recipes that you can include in your ‘health conscious’ diet. To prepare this recipe, you just need a handful of ingredients like apple, pear, argula, cherry tomatoes, lemon juice, parsley, maple syrup, salt, black pepper powder, extra virgin olive oil and garlic. You can even add a sprinkle of chilli flakes to give the salad a spicy touch. Salad is a whole meal in itself and can be consumed for a light breakfast, lunch or dinner. This Apple Pear Arugula Salad is the right balance of fruits & veggies, and will not disappoint you for sure. Bookmark this recipe and try it the next time you wish to prepare a healthy and filling salad. Do try this recipe, rate it and let us know how it turned out to be by leaving a comment in the section below.

Recipe by: Abhay Pratap – Executive Chef, Fazlani Natures Nest.

How to make Apple Pear Arugula Salad

  • Step 1 Chop the ingredients

    Thinly slice the apple, pear, cherry tomatoes and arugula leaves and keep them aside.

  • Step 2 Make salad dressing

    To make the salad dressing, take a mixing bowl and squeeze two lemons in it followed by maple syrup, olive oil, chopped parsley, chopped garlic, black pepper and salt as per taste. Whisk the mixture well to form a nice dressing.

  • Step 3 Mix the fruits and veggies in the dressing

    Now add the chopped fruits and veggies into this bowl. Toss to mix everything and coat the ingredients well with the dressing.

  • Step 4 Ready to be served

    Your healthy and tasty Apple Pear Arugula Salad is now ready to be served.