Buta alu curry


  1. Chana dal – 1 cup
  2. Potato – 3 medium
  3. Pumpkin – 200 gm
  4. Onion- 1 big
  5. Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  6. Tomato – 1 big
  7. Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  9. Garam masala – 1 tsp
  10. Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp chopped
  11. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  12. Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  13. Oil – 1 tbsp
  14. Salt – As per taste.


Wash chana dal thoroughly and soak in water for 15 min.Cut potato and pumpkin into cubes. Chop onion, tomato roughly.

Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and fry till translucent.Add salt to fry the onion quickly.  Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till the rawness goes off. Add chopped tomato and saute. Add turmeric, red chilly, cumin and coriander powder and saute till oil separates from the masala.

Now add chana dal, potato, pumpkin cubes. Cook with masala for 2 min. Now add 2 cups of water and cook in medium flame till vegetables are done.  Mash them little bit so that gravy gets nice consistency. Sprinkle garam masala and chopped coriander leaves above it.

Serve with steamed rice or roti.

Note: You can cook the curry in pressure cooker up to 1 whistle.It comes out very well.


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