Friday, April 19, 2013

CHANAN JI DAL EIN TOORI JI BHAJI (Sindhi Chana Dal & Toori Sabzi)

This is a very simple Sindhi preparation of toori / turai ( Ridge Gourd ) cooked with chana dal. (Bengal Gram ). You can serve with rotis or rice dishes.

Ridge Gourds / Smooth Gourds .. 5-6
Chana Dal / Bengal Gram Dal ..... 1/2 cup
Onion ............. 1 large ( about 1 cup sliced )
Tomato .......... 1
Green chillies ... 2-3
Ginger .......... 1 tbsp (grated )
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder ..... 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder .. 1/2 tsp
Garam masala ....... 1/2 tsp
Salt ........ to taste
Oil ...... 2-3 tbsps

1. Wash and soak chana dal for 1-2 hours.
2. Peel and cut the gourds into pieces. Taste while cutting as sometimes ridge gourds are very bitter.
3. In a pan heat oil and fry the onion to light brown colour.
4. Add the chopped tomatoes, ginger, toori and chana dal on top.
5. Add the salt and the spice powders.
6. Add  sufficient water and simmer until chana dal is cooked. Remember that the toori also leaves water. So you can add half a cup first and check it. You can add more if required.
7. If you are pressure cooking it then the quantity of water will be less. But keep in mind that the dal should not be over-cooked.

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  1. ah my mom's dish it is minus the onion garlic part

    i love it

  2. Tasty sabzi Shobha.. Thanks for sharing dear :-)

  3. Delicious and amazing ridge gourd combo with dal. Superb!

    today's post:

  4. My daughter doesn't eat turiya sabji, but she would eat if I add daal, I normaly make with yellow moong daal..will try yr recipe :) looks so tempting..thnx for linking

  5. looks divine..beautiful clicks.....

  6. liked the name chanan ji dal.. its always great to learn new recipes..

  7. Delicious! I liked the rich & creamy gravy!!!

  8. Love this kind of dal dishes, am bookmarking this dish to make soon.


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