Ivy gourd chana dal curry

I recently had a South Indian thali, Ivy gourd chana dal curry is one of the curry they served in that thali. I really liked it very much, it even goes well with dal, sambar and rasam. I tried it and its turned out nearly the same. Now the curry been regular in my kitchen, it’s really easy to make, sometimes I had this curry with some rice and ghee and it is absolute bliss. There are lots of complicated recipes out there and even some recipes contain a large list of ingredients, while making recipes like this curry I realize that within few ingredients we will make a wonderful dish.

Let’s see the procedure,
[recipe title=”Ivy gourd chana dal curry” servings=”4-5″ time=”30mins” difficulty=”easy”]


Ivy gourd500 grams
Chana dal¼th cup
Grated Coconut¼th cup
Dry red chili1
Turmeric powder¼th  tsp
Chili powder½ tsp
Coriander powder  1 tsp
Oil2 tbsp
Mustard seeds¼th  tsp
Curry leaves1 sprig
Saltto taste


Wash and dry the ivy gourd and cut it tips, now cut it into slices and keep it aside.
Meanwhile, soak the chana in a cup of water.
In a mixer jar adds the coconut and red chili and grind it.
Now place a pan on medium heat and add the oil, once the oil is hot enough add the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Add the sliced ivy gourd and soaked chana dal, mix well and cover the pan with its lid and cook well.
Once the gourd is half-cooked add the chili powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder and mix well.
Now add the coconut mixture, adjust the salt and fry for few more minutes.
Serve it hot with Steamed rice with a dollop of ghee.


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