Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) | How to make Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd)

By Akum Raj Jamir  |  25th Apr 2017  |  
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Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd)by Akum Raj Jamir
  • Prep Time

    10

    mins
  • Cook Time

    25

    mins
  • Serves

    4

    People

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About Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) Recipe

It is a very famous Pakistani vegetarian dish. We all know both Pakistan and India have so much similarities in their cuisine and uses of spices, this dish in some parts of India is also considered as part of their cuisine, only difference is in the use of spices and ways of preparation.

Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) in your kitchen. This recipe requires 10 minutes for preparation and 25 minutes to cook. The Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) by Akum Raj Jamir has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) at home without any difficulty. Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) this weekend. Share your Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Akum Raj Jamir for inputs. In case you have any queries for Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Akum Raj Jamir. You can also rate the Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) and give feedback.

Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd)

Ingredients to make Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd)

  • dal- 1 cup
  • Bitter gourd- 2 medium
  • onion- 2 (1 sliced thinly and 1 finely chopped)
  • cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • tomatoes - 2 finely chopped
  • turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Kasuri methi - 2 tsp crushed
  • salt to taste
  • Green chilli - 2 chopped
  • Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
  • oil - 3 tbsp
  • water- around 1½ - 2 cups or as required

How to make Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd)

  1. Soak the dal in some water while making the other ingredients ready.
  2. Scrape and deseed the bittergourd. Add little salt, mix well and leave it for 5-10 minutes. Rub well using hand. Wash thoroughly with water and squeeze nicely the water out and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add the bitter gourd.
  4. Fry for about 5-10 mins till slightly crisp. Remove and keep aside.
  5. In the same oil fry the sliced onion till it starts to brown. Keep aside along the the fried bitter gourd.
  6. In the same oil add cumin seeds, onions, ginger garlic paste and fry till  light golden.
  7. Add the tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, kasuri methi, mix well and cook for a min or two.
  8. Add ½ cup water, mix well and cover the pan and cook on high flame till the oil comes on the surface.
  9. Add the dal, 1 cup water, mix well and bring to boil.
  10. Cover the pan and cook till the dal is cooked and water dries up. Please note that the dal need not turn mushy or lose its shape.
  11. Add the fried bittergourd, fried onions, green chillies, garam masala powder and mix well.
  12. Simmer for about 5 mins and take off the heat.
  13. Ready dish, perfect for rotis, chapattis, rice etc.

Reviews for Chana Dal Aur Karela ( Gram Lentils With Bittergourd) (1)

Diksha Wahia year ago

Unique dish! would like to try
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