Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Zucchini Daal Fry

2 big green zucchini (chopped into small pieces)
1 ½ cup of dry chana Daal (soaked overnight or at least 3-4 hour)
1 big onion (chopped finely)
1 tbs cumin seeds
1 tbs red chili powder
1 tbs ginger/garlic paste
½ cup tomato puree
3 tbs oil
Salt to taste
serves 8 people

1. Heat 1 tbs of oil in a frying pan and fry the zucchini for about 2-3 minutes and add 3 cups of water and let it boil.
2. Add the soaked chana daal into it and salt and let it boil till the water evaporates almost 3/4th of it (it will take about 15 minutes).
3. Add tomato puree and red chilli powder and cook it for another 2 minutes and keep it separate.
4.Heat 2 tbs of oil in a frying pan add cumin seeds and wait for a minute and chopped onion and sprinkle pinch of salt and stir it and add ginger garlic paste and stir it on low the flame and cover the lid. Let it fry for about 5-7 minutes, keep stirring in between. (When you cover the lid all the vapor gets into water, when you take the lid out, it’s better if you let it fall on the chopped onion.)
5.Add zucchini and Daal into the frying pan, stir it properly and let it cover the lid and let it stay for a minute and then switch of the gas and your Zucchini Chana Daal is ready to serve with rice or Roti.

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