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Kaddu Or Pumpkin Dal

VIEWS 2825

Energy (kcal) - 99

Protein (g) - 5

Carbohydrate (g) - 11

Fat (g) - 3

Khyati's Health-O-Meter Says:

Toor dal is high in folic acid, protein and also dietary fiber, low-cholesterol alternative, especially for vegetarians. Not only do they help improving bowel movement, but also reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Chana dal is high in fiber and helps to lower cholesterol. It also has a very low glycemic index, which is important for those with diabetes. It is also a helpful source of zinc, folate, calcium, and protein.


  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked - 10 g
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked - 10 g
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) - 10 g
  • Brinjal - 1 small
  • Cinnamon - 1-inch stick
  • Cloves - 2
  • Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped - 1 tbsp
  • Fresh mint leaves chopped - A few
  • Red chilli powder - ¼ tsp
  • Tamarind water - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - ½ tsp

Step 1 Put both the dals in a pressure cooker. Add three cups of water, salt, and turmeric powder and cook under pressure for two to three whistles or till completely cooked.  Step 2 Chop the pumpkin and slit the brinjal into four without cutting through.  Step 3 Heat oil in a deep pan. Add cinnamon, cloves, mustard seeds, red pumpkin, brinjal, and salt. Stir, add tamarind water, cover and cook till the vegetables are done.  Step 4 Add coriander and mint leaves, red chilli. Add the dals and adjust seasoning. Step 5  Let the mixture come to a boil.  Step 6 Serve hot with brown rice.

Kaddu Or Pumpkin Dal - BY KHYATI RUPANI

10 FEB 2018
VIEWS 2825


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