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Red Cabbage Zucchini Chana Dal Recipe

Red Cabbage Zucchini Chana Dal is a simple, delish, quick, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free curry. Lentils + veggies in a single dish is a heavenly combo.

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Red Cabbage Zucchini Chana Dal Recipe

Prep Time = 15 minutes
Cook Time = 20 minutes
Total Time = 35 minutes
Category = Main
Cuisine = Indian
Serves = 4
Nutrition Info = 243 calories
Serving Size = 1 serving


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» How to Make Red Cabbage Zucchini Chana Dal //

  1. Wash and soak chana dal in enough water for about 45 minutes. Drain water.
  2. Add dal to a pressure cooker along with salt, turmeric powder and ½ cup of water.
  3. Close the lid and pressure cook on high for 4-5 whistles. Remove from heat, and let the pressure the cooker cool down.
  4. Heat oil in a pan over high heat. When oil is hot enough add asafetida cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Add dried red chilies and let the seeds crackle.
  5. Add chopped onions and chopped garlic and till they become translucent.
  6. Add chopped red cabbage and mix well. Saute for 2 minutes. Add zucchini and saute for another 2 minutes.
  7. Now add chopped tomatoes, coriander powder, pavbhaji masala, red chili powder, dried mango powder, red chili powder, garam masala and mix well. Add some more salt if needed. Saute for 2 minutes.
  8. Add cooked dal and saute for 3-4 minutes or till the curry becomes thick. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with jeera rice or paratha. Enjoy!


  1. I used red cabbage for this recipe, but you can also use green cabbage for this recipe.

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