You will need

  • 1/4 Kg .......................Pumpkin
    1/2 cup......................chana dall
    1.....................onion (finely chopped)
    2 to 3................garlic cloves ( crushed)
    1 tsp .....................green chilly and ginger (finely chopped )
    1tsp.......................cumin seeds (crushed)
    1tsp.......................oregano
    2tsp......................lemon juice
    2 tbsp....................olive oil
    salt to taste
  • For the Garnish : 2 tbsp..........................pumpkin seeds
    few.........................fried onion rings (bought ready made from hot chips)
    2 tbsp...................finely chopped coriander leaves


Method:-
Remove the skin and seeds of the pumpkin and cut into big pieces.
Wash and soak the chana daal in water for at least 2 hours.
Boil the pumpkin and chana daal together in pressure cooker till soft.
Grind the above and make a smooth puree.
In a pan heat the olive oil and add the onions.
When onions become golden add crushed garlic, chilly and ginger and saute for 2 minutes.
Now add crushed cumin seeds and oregano and again saute till it gives out lovely aroma.
Now add the pumpkin and dall puree, lemon juice and salt and boil .
Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves, pumpkin seeds and the fried onion rings.
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