by Pallavi Purani

Ghiya/Lauki with Chana Daal post a Thailand Trip

A true blue comfort food after eight fabulous days at Thailand. 🙂

Oh I went to Thailand to ring in my 30th Birthday which was on 17 Sept. It is such a beautiful, clean and gorgeous place to be. I didn’t want to come back 🙁 Here are few pics from the trip.

Phew… I promise I will write a detailed post about the trip super soon. 🙂

Here is what you shall need for the Ghiya-Chana dal:

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Ghiya/Lauki with Chana Daal post a Thailand Trip
A true blue comfort food after eight fabulous days at Thailand. 🙂
Course side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
helping
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp oil .
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida th hing / .
  • 1 tsp Jeera cumin seeds mustard seeds / and .
  • 1/2 cup Chana dal (Soaked in water for about an hour)
  • 1 - 1.5 cups lauki Ghiya / .
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste .
  • 1 onion chopped medium size .
  • 1 tomato chopped medium size .
  • 1 lemon Juice of (or as per taste)
  • Water .
  • Salt chilly and red powder (to taste)
  • 2 green chillies ... (chopped)
  • coriander (optional)
Course side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
helping
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp oil .
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida th hing / .
  • 1 tsp Jeera cumin seeds mustard seeds / and .
  • 1/2 cup Chana dal (Soaked in water for about an hour)
  • 1 - 1.5 cups lauki Ghiya / .
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste .
  • 1 onion chopped medium size .
  • 1 tomato chopped medium size .
  • 1 lemon Juice of (or as per taste)
  • Water .
  • Salt chilly and red powder (to taste)
  • 2 green chillies ... (chopped)
  • coriander (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a cooker, heat oil. Add the hing and cumin-mustard seeds.
  2. Now add the green chillies and onions and let them sweat.
  3. Once the onions are translucent, add the ginger garlic paste and tomatoes.
  4. Cook it for about 1 min.
  5. Now add the salt, red chilly powder and ghiya and stir.
  6. Add the soaked dal and about half a cup pf water. (Remember ghiya leaves a lot of water)
  7. Put the lid on and let the first whistle be on full flame.
  8. Once it comes, reduce the flame to medium and let it cook for 10 min.
  9. Turn off the gas and let the pressure fall on it own.
  10. Open the cooker lid, add lemon juice and coriander.
  11. Reduce the liquid as much as you wish and serve with love.


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