Dudhi and Chana Dal Sabzi

Dudhi and Chana Dal Sabzi

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Everyday fare, the Dudhi and Chana Dal Sabzi is a wealth of good health.

Rich in protein and folic acid, thanks to chana dal and doodhi, this subzi can be prepared easily and quickly provided you have soaked the dal earlier.

The best part is that this no-fuss, no-sweat recipe is made with ingredients that you are sure to have at home!

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Dudhi and Chana Dal Sabzi recipe - How to make Dudhi and Chana Dal Sabzi

Soaking Time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Dudhi and Chana Dal Sabzi
2 cups bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) cubes
1/2 cup chana dal (split bengal gram) , soaked for 2 hours and drained
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Method
For dudhi and chana dal sabzi

    For dudhi and chana dal sabzi
  1. To make dudhi and chana dal sabzi, combine the bottle gourd, chana dal, salt and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, little salt and 1 tbsp of water and mash the tomatoes lightly using a potato masher. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the bottle gourd-chana dal mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve the dudhi and chana dal sabzi hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy117 cal
Protein5.5 g
Carbohydrates17.5 g
Fiber5.6 g
Fat2.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium22.1 mg
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How to make Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi:

  1. To make Dudhi Chana Dal Sabzi, take a pressure cooker add the bottle gourd into it, also called as doodhi. Do not cut this in advance and keep as it will become darker in colour. Cut right before you start cooking or you can immerese it in a bowl of water to prevent it from coming in contact with the atmospheric gases. With about 90% of water content, just a few calories, almost no fat and high fiber along with a horde of nutrients it’s definitely a goldmine amongst the vegetable category. Read more about the health benfits of Doodhi.
  2. Add the chana dal. This yummy and handy dal is also super-healthy. Read more about the health benefits of Chana Dal.
  3. Add the salt.
  4. Add 1 cup of water.
  5. Mix it well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  6. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  7. Take a deep non-stick kadhai or a deep non-stick pan, add the oil and heat it up.
  8. Add the mustard seeds.
  9. Add the cumin seeds. Both mustard and cumin seeds impart a lovely flavour to the Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi.
  10. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida. This gives a nice flavour and also helps in digestion.
  11. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  12. Add the tomatoes. Use red riped tomatoes and chop with a sharp knife it will be easier and faster.
  13. Now, we will add the masalas. First, add the chilli powder for the spice.
  14. Add the turmeric powder. This gives a nice little yellow colour to the Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi.
  15.  Add the coriander-cumin seeds powder.
  16.  Add little salt and 1 tbsp of water. Water is added so the masalas do not burn.
  17. Mash the tomatoes lightly using a potato masher.
  18. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring in between.
  19. Add the bottle gourd-chana dal mixture.
  20. Mix well and cook Dudhi and Chana Dal Sabzi (Lauki Chana Dal Sabzi) on a medium flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  21. Serve the Doodhi and Chana Dal Sabzi hot garnished with coriander.

Lauki Chana Dal Sabzi protein rich

  1. Lauki Chana Dal Sabzi  Protein & Fiber Rich Sabzi – to Tackle Obesity. Protein and fiber are 2 nutrients which will boost your metabolism and give you a satiety value respectively to help in avoiding weight gain. Moreover, doodhi is a water-filled vegetable, so you make up on that key nutrient as well. With perfect amount of spices and just 1 tsp of fat, this Lauki Chana Dal Sabzi is sure to please your taste buds. Enjoy it at lunch or dinner time!

Reviews

Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi
 on 24 Nov 18 05:35 PM
5

Awesome taste. Everybody loved the taste of this subzi at my place. You very well know the way to Indian hearts via stomach??.....Thank you
Tarla Dalal
26 Nov 18 08:57 AM
   Hi Tanvi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it. Happy cooking !!
Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi
 on 12 Sep 18 05:20 AM
5

Hi may I please know your serving size. It is 100g per serving?
Tarla Dalal
14 Sep 18 09:51 AM
   The serving size isn''t measured is grams. It''s the approximate portion a person can eat in a meal.
Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi
 on 16 Mar 18 10:03 AM
5

Suggestion: it’s tasty n simple recipe. I tried this recipe but used Chana instead of Chana dal. It’s good n tasty. I think while seasoning, if we add a teaspoon full of ginger garlic paste might enhance the flavour n taste.
Tarla Dalal
16 Mar 18 02:47 PM
   Hi, Thank you for your suggestion...
Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi
 on 07 Oct 14 12:32 PM
5

A simple everyday subzi made without much fuss and with Indian masalas found in every household. Its fun to enjoy simple subzis like this one after eating out for days together.