Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Janhi channa dali (Ridge gourd with spicy channa dal)

200gm Ridge Gourd (wash, Peel & cut in cubes)
1/4 cup Chana Dal
2-3 onions finely chopped
2 big tomatoes finely chopped
1” ginger finely chopped
4 to 5 cloves  of garlic finely chopped
1 tsp  cumin seeds
1 tsp  red chilli powder
½ tsp  turmeric powder
1-2 bay leaves
1tsp Garam masala
1-2 tsp Roasted cumin power
½ tsp Black pepper powder
salt to taste
1-2 tspoil
finely chopped coriander leaves
Pressure cook the dal, salt, turmeric powder and little water.Boil the channa dal properly & Keep aside.
Heat Oil in a kadai. Add bayleaves.add cumin seeds. When it crackles, Add onions , chopped ginger and garlics. Saute till the onion turns to golden brown in colour.Add the tomatoes and cook on a low flame till tender. Add red chilli powder & garam masala powder. Saute till the oil appears in masala.Then add the ridge gourds. Sauté it for 1-2 min.Then pour the daal to the masala &  Mix well. Boil for 5-7 mins & stir continuously now & then. mix properly & switch off the flame. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with roti/ naan.

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