Prep 15 m
Cook 30m


    ½ kg white pumpkin, chopped

    300gm chana dal (split chickpea lentils)

    50gm shallots (small onions), chopped

    2 green chillies, slit

    1 tsp mustard seeds

    1 tsp cumin seeds

    1 tsp whole red chillies

    100ml coconut oil

    15 curry leaves

    A pinch of turmeric powder

    Salt to taste

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Ingredient Substitution Guide


1. Cook the dal (lentils) with turmeric powder, salt and a little water.

2. Add the chopped white pumpkin and green chillies and cook till done. Remove from the fire and keep it aside.

3. Heat coconut oil in a vessel. Add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds crackle, add cumin seeds, red chillies and curry leaves. Add the shallots and fry till brown.

4. Add the fried shallots tempering to the cooked dal and pumpkin mixture. Mix well.

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