Chana Daal with Zucchini – Gheeya Daal

Chana Dal and Zucchini - a mix of two nutritious ingredients

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A mix of Chana Daal with or Gheeya is a nutritious and tasty Daal which can be cooked easily and can be served with Rice or Roti. Use a pressure cooker to cook it faster or use a slow cooker to retain the lovely flavours.



  1. Chana Daal 1 Cup
  2. Zucchini 1 – diced
  3. Tomato 1 – finely chopped
  4. Onion 1 – finely chopped
  5. Green Chillies 2 – finely chopped
  6. Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  7. Ginger paste 1 tablespoon
  8. Turmeric Powder 1 teaspoon
  9. Red Chilli Powder 1/2 teaspoon( we are also using the Green chillies so adjust the red chilli according to your taste)
  10. Garam Masala  1teaspoon
  11. Dhania Powder 1 teaspoon
  12. Heeng 1 pinch
  13. Mustard Seeds 1 teaspoon
  14. Desi Ghee  1tablespoon
  15. Cooking oil 1 tablespoon.
  16. Salt as per taste
  17. Water 5 cups
  18. Green coriander leaves for garnish – 1 tablespoon
  19. Lime juice 1 tablespoon


  1. Wash and soak the Chana Daal in a mixing bowl for about an hour.
  2. Take the pressure cooker and put it on medium heat.
  3. Add the cooking oil.
  4. Add  Mustard Seeds and stir well.
  5. Add  Heeng Powder
  6. The moment you hear the crackling sound from the Mustard Seeds quickly add the onion.
  7. Cook the onion till golden brown.
  8. Add tomato and cook till the mixture is cooked well. you can see some oil coming out from the sides.
  9. Add the Turmeric ( we add it at the end as we do not want the turmeric to burn  otherwise  it will impart darker colour  to the Daal)
  10. Add the Red Chilli Powder as well.
  11. Stir well for 2 minutes.
  12. Now add the Zucchini and stir well and cook for about 3 minutes.
  13. Add Garam Masala and cook for a minute.
  14. Now add the soaked daaland add  about 5 cups of water in it.
  15. Add the coriander powder.
  16. Put on the pressure lid and cook till you hear two whistles ( or for about 8 minutes).
  17. Switch off the heat and do not open the pressure cooker lid.
  18. After about an 30 minutes or so take the pressure cooker lid off.
  19. Check the consistency of the Daal, if it is too watery then cook it further on high heat for few minutes.
  20. Add some lime juice at the end.
  21. Garnish it with green chopped coriander.


Serve it with Rice or Roti. Add The Desi Ghee when serving it hot.


If using a Slow Cooker then cook everything in a fry pan till step 13 and then transfer the cooked mixture, Daal and water to the slow cooker and run it on high for about 5 hours or so.









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