Lauki Channa Dal

Lauki Channa Dal
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Author: umma
Date: 6-20-11
Servings: 2-4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
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This is a lentils recipe from my Indian friend. Lauki channa dal has a unique nutty taste. You can eat it by itself as soup or as a side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup channa dal (yellow lentils)
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ med size lauki (zucchini)
  • ½ onion
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • dash chili powder
  • dash turmeric
  • dash coriander powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Recipe Steps:

  • Wash channa dal several times, cover with cold water and let soak in a large pot for at least 1 hour.
  • Slice lauki (zucchini) into about ¼" thick and cut into small squares – set aside.
  • Dice onion and brown in a large saucepan. Add grated ginger, chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and salt.
  • Drain the dal, and add into the pot. Also add 3 cups of water, and the zucchini. Bring the heat to medium and cook for ½ hour or longer, stirring occasionally. When the channa dal is soft and the zucchini taste tender, it’s done. You can add salt and water to your liking.
  • Serve with roti (flatbread), nan and/or rice.

Serving Size: 2-4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

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