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Doodhi Chana


"I first ate this curry at a friend's house in Delhi and loved it. It is a simple everyday curry. Serve with plain rice or hot phulkas."
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40 m servings 123 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Combine the calabash, chana dal, turmeric, and water in a pressure cooker. Seal the pressure cooker and cook at high pressure for about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer another 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the pressure to release naturally.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Fry the red chile peppers and cumin seeds until the seeds begin to splutter; add the ginger and garlic to the mixture and cook together 1 minute more. Stir the calabash mixture, ground red pepper, sugar, and salt into the mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook another 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 123 calories; 5 g fat; 16.1 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 10 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Easy and delicious that went perfectly with lim cilantro rice. It's addictive, be careful. Cooking method varied for me. In my pressure cooker I only needed 12 minutes for the pulses to be soft....