Sunday, April 20, 2014

Chanay Ki Daal Aur Karela / Dal Chana With Bitter Gourd چنّے کی دال اور کریلا

Chanay Ki Daal Aur Karela is avery very tasty vegetable and Dal dish of Punjab served with Kachi Lassi during hot summers.

چنّے کی دال اور کریلا
  • Karela /Bitter Gourd 1/2 kg
  • Chanay Ki Dal  1 cup
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Onion chopped 2
  • Tomatoes chopped 3
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies powder 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1/2 teaspoon
  • Soak chana dal for 1-2 hours.
  • Then boil in enough water, drain and keep aside.
  • Now prepare Karela by shaving outer skin with the help of knife, removing inner seeds and pulp.
  • Cut into semi circular rings.
  • Apply little salt and keep in sunlight for 20 minutes.
  • Wash in running water under tap. Squeeze and keep aside. Karela is now ready to cook.

  • Now saute onion in oil.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste fry for 1 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and spices except garam masala and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Now add karela and fry for 5-6 minutes, then add boiled chana dal and cook for 10-15 minutes on medium flame till oil separates out.
  • Sprinkle garam masala and fresh coriander leaves and simmer.
  • Delicious Chnay Ki dal Aur Karela is ready.
  • Serve with Roti and Kachi Lassi.