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Split Gram and Green Pumpkin Recipe

This recipe is a recipes which is very common in Pakistani villages and eaten with relish. It is healthy and nutritious and I and my family like it very much. The green pumpkin has different names in Pakistan like kadoo, ghia and gol kaddoo. But it is a common vegetable so is easy to get in the market.


Dal chana or split black gram 250 grams

Green pumpkin ½ kg

Red chilli 1 tspn

Salt 1 tsp

Turmeric ¼ tspn

Garam masala powder 1 tspn

Coriander powder 1 tspn

Onion 1 large 

Tomatoes 2 small

Green coriander ½ cup chopped

Green chili 2 chopped 

Garlic paste 1 tbspn

Ginger paste 1tbspn

Ghee or oil ½ cup

1 liter water


Soak dal chana for 1 hour in plain water

Peel, wash and chop kadoo in small pieces

Slice the onions in small slices

Chop the tomatoes in cubes

Now put a pressure cooker on medium flame and add oil and onion.

Fry the onion until light brown, add tomatoes, garlic and ginger paste, red chili powder, coriander powder , turmeric powder and saute for two to three minutes;

Add chopped kadoo and saute for 2 minutes, add the soaked dal chana and put 1 liter of water;

Now close the pressure cooker and when the wistle blows cook for 15 minutes;

Open the pressure cooker and stir thoroughly:

Now add garam masala powder and stir for one minute on low flame;

Garnish with green coriander and green chili and serve hot with naan, flat bread or rice. 

Happy cooking!

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