Thursday, June 16, 2011


Turai Chanadaal is  an excellent combination of vegetable and pulse like sai bhaaji. In summer as turai is easily avialable in market I enjoyed this dish once or twice a week.
Bengal gram and ridge gourd gravy recipe
Ingredients:Turai(Ridge gourd): 400gms
chana daal: 1cup( soaked for atleast 3 hours)
Onion: 2 big size (finely chopped)
Tomatoes: 4 Nos.(puried)
Ginger garlic Paste: 2 teaspoon
Turmuric: 1/2 teaspoon
salt : to taste
Red chillipowder: 1 teaspoon
garam masala powder:1/2 teaspoon
water: 1 tablespoon
Oil: 2 tablespoon
Method: Peal turai and cut it into small pieces.
heat oil in a pressure cooker, add onions and cook till light brown in color, add ginger garlic paste, roast for a minute or two, add tomatopuree, redchillipowder, turmuric powder, salt and roast for 2 minutes, add turai and chanadaal, roast on medium heat for 4 minutes, add one table spoon of water and pressure cook on high flame till one whistle, cook on medium heat for 2-3 whistles, let it cool completely, open the lid, check the consistency, with the help of hand blender mix turai and chana dal, on a low flame cook for another 2-3 minutes with lid covered till oil comes on top, sprinkle garam masala over it, serve hot with steamed rice.


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