Zucchini chayote dhal

Main Dish
4 servings
20 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Zucchini - 2 no

Chayote /chow chow - half

Toor dal - 1/3 cup

garlic - 4 cloves

tomatoes - 1 no

Salt - to taste

Tamarind paste - 2 tsp

Green chilly - 1 no

Red chilli powder - 1 /2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Hing - 1/4 tsp

Oil - 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

dry red chilly - 1 no

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Shallots - chopped - 2 no


  • Chop the zucchini and chayote into cubes. Pressure cook the dhal along with garlic, tomatoes,hing and chayote /chow chow for 3 whistles. Slit the green chilly.
  • Add the tamarind paste to the dhal mixture once it's cooked. Give it a boil. Now add the zucchini ,turmeric powder,red chilli powder and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • At the same time, heat the tadka pan and add the oil. Add the mustard seeds and it will sizzle if the oil is hot.
  • Divide the red chilly into pieces. Add this after u've added the mustard seeds. Followed by Curry leaves.
  • Pour this mixture into the boiling dhal and combine well. Switch off. Garnish with corainder leaves and serve.


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