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.


  1. COmforting channa dal, mouthwatering here..

  2. simple and delicious curry..plz link it to my event..



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