Split Bengal Gram With Pumpkin


Hello and welcome dear friends once again. Today I’ll be sharing a lentil recipe made from split Bengal gram mixed with pumpkin. It is very healthy, is mildly spiced and tastier too. So let’s start—


  1. Split Bengal Gram – 300 gms.
  2. Pumpkin(cubed) – 1/2 of 1 whole.
  3. Onions – 1
  4. Dry Red Chilly(whole) -3
  5. Salt – According to taste.
  6. Turmeric Powder -1 tsp.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Bay Leaf -2.
  9. Asafoetida or hing- A pinch.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Butter – 1 tbsp.
  12. Tomato Puree -1 tbsp.
  13. Cumin Powder -1 tsp.
  14. Cumin seeds(whole) -1 tsp.
  15. Coriander Leaves – For Garnish.
  16. Cashews and Raisins, Dry Coconut Flakes – Optional.


Step 1 

Scrape, wash and cut the pumpkin into small pieces and pressure cook the split Bengal gram with it adding a pinch of salt, turmeric powder and a clove of garlic to the cooker.

Step 2

Now heat a heavy bottomed pan adding some butter, cumin, bay leaf dry whole red chillies, asafoetida and some. Grind the onions to a paste.

Step 3 

Now when the butter melts add the onion paste, slight salt(as some has already been added to the chana dal while pressure cooking it), red chilly powder, tomato puree, cumin powder and saute it for five minutes.

Step 4

When the masalas get pinkish add the boiled dal with pumpkin and also add one tsp of garam masala. Mix everything well and cook it for five more minutes.

Step 5 

Mix some fresh cream in the dal.

Step 6

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander.

Note point – You can also add some cashews and raisins and dry coconut flakes if you like but it is just optional.

Our Split Bengal Gram With Pumpkin is ready.

Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedbacks and clear out doubts if you have any. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!