Friday, January 4, 2013

Chana dal with Zucchini / Yellow split lentils with Zuchinni

We all make chana dal with lauki (dudhi, ghiya, bottle gouard).  I wanted to try some other vegetable which has same texture and zucchini comes to my mind. So I made this and my picky husband was delighted to eat this dal. It's very simple and easy dal , you can make it as you make it with lauki but just add zucchini in it or you can try my way too.

2 cups chana dal (washed and ready to go)
1/4 cup chopped zucchini
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp each ginger paste and garlic paste
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp haldi powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
Pinch of hing
salt to taste
3 tsp oil

Heat oil in cooker, add mustard seeds, when popped add hing and tomatoes in it.
Cook for 3 minutes till tomatoes cooked, add both paste and powder masalas. Mix well , if that sticks to cooker add little bit of water so masala dont burn.
Add chana dal and zucchini and add enough water to cook it and consistency you are looking for.
Add salt and shut the cooker and put the whistle on.
I was down at 4 whistle but it's totally upon your cooker, dal and gravy.
Serve hot with jeera rice or roti or chapati.
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  1. Nice way to sneak in a veggie in dhall. Simple and delicious..

  2. Interesting way to use zucchini , curry looks inviting dear...great with both rice n rotis!

  3. nice recipe and curry is so delicious...

  4. Unique combination..glad your husband loved it!!

  5. Healthy and very interesting curry dear...

  6. Interesting the way you used.healthy.

  7. Lovely combo and healthy curry. Thx for linking.

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  8. Awesome recipe thanks for sharing this with my event...

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  9. Very healthy side. I would love to have this with Roti or Naan. Very well don.

  10. We make something quite similar to this, just with cumin seeds and no garlic. The whole family loves this dal. Am now following you btw,very nice blog you have here :)

  11. hi dear, looks great with roti for me.. lve spicy dhal like this one. happy sunday and thanks for your visit

  12. wow that is tempting!!!! such a spicy and tangy dal!!
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  13. Yummy dish... I could use it for sneaking in lauki which my family doesn't like too much

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  14. nice combo,sure it is delicious....
    Thanks a lot for sharing with my event

  15. Delicious and wonderful curry, I love chanadal addition of zucchini looks really yumm. Thanks for sharing Favorite recipes event: Lentil/Legume/Beans

  16. very delicious and very healthy!!! thanks for linking!!!
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