How to make Chana Dal Padwal -

Padwal cooked with chana dal and masalas – very delicious.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल), Snake gourd (padwal) (परवल/पड़वल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Chana Dal Padwal

Chana Dal Padwal Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chana Dal Padwal Recipe

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked, boiled in water with salt and turmeric pow 1 cup

  • Snake gourd (padwal) peeled 250 grams

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 3

  • Dried red chillies 3

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Dried mango powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, ginger, garlic, green chillies and dried red chillies and saute till fragrant.

Step 2

Cut snake gourd into ½ cm roundels and add to the pan and mix well. Cook for 10-12 minutes or till snake gourd is cooked.

Step 3

Add coriander powder, dried mango powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and salt, mix well and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add Bengal gram and mix well. Cook for 10-12 minutes.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.