A very sought after dal dish from the Oriya kitchen. This dal is always loved and cherished in my state. It has the amazing taste of spicy lentils blended with sweet-ness of pumpkin. It is nutritious and a wholesome dish and it goes very well with rice or puri.
1 cup Buta daal (channa daal)
1 cup pumpkin diced
1 large potato diced
1-inch ginger grated
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 to 3 dry chillies
Roasted cumin and dry chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
Chopped coriander to garnish
Salt to taste
Pressure cook the lentils with pumpkin, potatoes, turmeric and salt. Don’t over cook it.
Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds.When they start to splutter, add grated ginger and chopped onions. Fry the onions till they are translucent.
Add chopped tomatoes and cook till done.
Add the boiled dal to the above masala and simmer for few minutes. Garnish it with cumin and chilli powder and chopped coriander leaves. Serve it with Puri or Rice.