This is an lovely desi style to make and eat yellow lentilsd (channa dal) without much spices.
I feel using spices in every dish gives it the same flavor so sometimes its nice to make our food in different ways.
1 medium sized courgette (turi)
1 small bowl of yellow lentils (channa daal) washed and soaked for a few hours
1 large spanish onion chopped
1 small piece ginger chopped
2 red tomatoes chopped
5-6 curry leaves
1-2 green chillies chopped
1/2 teaspoon of Nitu Didi turmeric powder
salt to taste
coriander leaves chopped
4 tablespoons of oil
1 bowl of water
Heat the oil in the pan or pressure cooker and add the curry leaves and let them cook for a few seconds. If you dont have curry leaves use a bay leaf instead.
Add the chopped onions and ginger and green chillies and cook till the onions start changing color. Add the chopped courgette and the tomatoes and cook till soft. Add the turmeric powder and salt and then add the lentils and the water and pressure cook it till its done. If you dont have a pressure cooker then just cook it normally till the lentils soften.
Serve hot with either naan bread, or parathas or rice.
Healthy and nourishing!!