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Turai Chana Dal


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About Recipe

How to make Turai Chana Dal

(3 ratings)
11 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
30 mins
Turai Chana Dal
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Ridge Gourd/Turai
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : March 12, 2019

Ingredients used in Turai Chana Dal
• Ridge gourd / turai (chopped) - 250 grams.
• Green chillies ( chopped) - 4 number.
• Coriander powder - 1 tablespoon.
• Salt - to taste.
• Onion (chopped) - 1 number.
• Garlic (chopped) - 4 cloves.
• Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon.
• Curry leaves - 2 springs.
• Cumin seeds - half tea spoon.
• Mustard seeds - half tea spoon.
• Tomato (chopped) - 3 number.
• Chana dal - 100 grams.
• Coconut grated - 1 tablespoon.
• Coriander leaves(chopped) - 1 bunch.
• Oil - as required.
  • Pressure cook chana dal to a grainy consistency. Strain left over water of cooked dal and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when mustard seeds splutter.
  • Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, turmeric powder, chopped garlic, saute it.
  • Now, add chopped onions, salt and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Then add chopped green chillies, ridge gourd, chopped tomatoes (optional) along with chana dal water and cook till ridge gourd is tender.
  • Season it with coriander powder and let it cook with closed lid for about 4 minutes
  • Add boiled chana dal, freshly grated coconut to the above pan and cook it well.
  • At last, add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve it hot with roti and phulka's.

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Sri Sana Posted on Tue Jun 18 2013


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veryannoyingname Posted on Tue Jun 18 2013

make it with sprouted green gram and with cocnut and it will be even more awesome.

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peyo001 Posted on Tue Jun 18 2013

I can't get "ridge gourd" (I guess that is the spelling??) here in Germany, what could I use a a replacement? Kohlrabi comes to mind.

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sasamijurai27 Posted on Tue Jun 18 2013

Try cucumber or zucchini

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Jason Gurtz-Cayla Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013

Any kürbis or kürbisflasche should be ok. The ridge gourd is less sweet than most orange flesh winter squash but maybe you can find a delicata squash which is less sweet? It may be called "süßkartoffel squash" Probably you will want to spen

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peyo001 Posted on Thu Jun 20 2013

Cool thanks for the tips :)

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SHANTHI SHANTHI Posted on Tue Aug 13 2013

i am going to do now for chappathi

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Winston Nicholas Fernandez Posted on Sun Jul 27 2014

i can just say Simply Superb!!! Vareh Vah!!!?

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Rashmi Sudev Posted on Mon Feb 09 2015

seems good....i dnt like this veg...but i will try?

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Muhammad Renuman Posted on Mon Mar 16 2015

I tried today, turned up great taste.. i should have added more chillies, As i like extra spicy..i dont really like cooking, but ur videos inspiring. Cheers Varevah ...?

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TR Satish Posted on Sat Jul 25 2015

Check out this video on YouTube?

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