Cook the chana dal in the pressure
cooker with 1 1/4
cups water and a little turmeric powder for 4-5 whistles.
In a deep saucepan, boil the ash gourd pieces and
salt, and a little turmeric powder.
When the ash gourd and cabbage are cooked, add cooked
Heat oil in a small pan for the seasoning. Add the
and fry for a few second. As they start to pop, add the red chilli and
curry leaves and fry for a second. Then add the red chilli powder,
turmeric, dhania-jeera and garam masala powders. Fry for a second and
pour over the dal and stir.
Let the ash gourd-cabbage dal boil for 2-3 minutes on
Garnish with cilantro and serve the ash gourd-cabbage
dal hot with hot rice, ghee,
lemon wedges, and pappadums
or with roti.