Chana Dal Pumpkin Curry



Ingredients (for 3-4 servings)


  • 3 cups chopped green pumpkin (chopped in ½ inch pieces)

  • ½ cup chana dal split

  • 1 medium onion  (finely chopped)

  • 2 medium tomatoes  (finely chopped)

  • 1 green chili (chopped)

  • 1 tbsp ginger  garlic paste

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds

  • ½ tsp turmeric powder

  • ¼ tsp red chili powder

  • ½ tsp garam masala

  • ½ tsp coriander powder

  • a pinch of asafoetida

  • 1 cup water

  • 1tbsp oil

  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

  • salt as required



Method (How to make chana dal pumpkin curry)


  • Wash and soak the chana dal for atleast 30 mins. Drain the water from chana dal and keep aside.

  • Heat oil or ghee in a pressure cooker add cumin seed and sauté till start cracking, add asafoetida, add the onions and saute till they become translucent.

  • Add the ginger garlic paste and green chilies and saute for 10-15 seconds.

  • Add chopped tomatoes and all the dry spice powders. saute till the tomatoes soften.

  • Cook till the oil separate from the masala.

  • Add chopped pumpkin and chana dal and stir for 2-3 minutes.

  • Add salt and water.

  • Cover the cooker with the lid and pressure cook for about 4-5 whistles on a high flame. After that cook on low flame for 4-5 minutes.

  • When the pressure cooker cool down on its own, remove the lid and  garnish with coriander leaves.

  • Serve hot with pumpkin chana dal sabzi hot with rotis or rice