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Chana Ghiya Dal



Chana Ghiya Dal is a traditional Indian dish made with split chickpeas and bottle gourd. It is a popular dish in North India and is usually served with roti or rice. The dish is made by cooking the split chickpeas and bottle gourd in a spicy tomato-based gravy. The dish is usually garnished with fresh coriander leaves and served hot.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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chana dal

1 cup

ghiya (bottle gourd), peeled and diced

1/2 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon

garam masala

1/2 teaspoon

amchur powder

1/2 teaspoon

dry mango powder

1/2 teaspoon


1 tablespoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


green chillies, finely chopped


tomato, finely chopped


Salt to taste

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Soak the chana dal in enough water for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.

Step 3:

Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 4:

Add onion and green chillies and sauté till the onion turns golden brown.

Step 5:

Add tomato and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 6:

Add all the dry spices and mix well.

Step 7:

Add ghiya and chana dal and mix well.

Step 8:

Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste.

Step 9:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 10:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and mash the dal lightly.

Step 11:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with chapati or rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 12631 users have chowed down on Chana Ghiya Dal a whopping 19322 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Indore, Bengaluru are the top 5 cities gobbling up Chana Ghiya Dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Chana Ghiya Dal, our users are head over heels in june, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Chana Ghiya Dal is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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