Sponge Gourd Recipe-Nenua aur Chana ki Sabzi-Sponge Gourd with Bengal Gram Recipe

sponge gourd recipe

Preparation time-30 minutes


  • Sponge Gourd (peeled and chopped)-500 gm
  • Soaked Bengal gram-1/2 cup
  • Chopped onion-2
  • Chopped green chilli-1
  • Chopped garlic-4 to 5
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • red chilli powder-1/3 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1/3 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/3 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil-2 tbsp


  • Heat a pan, add cooking oil and let the oil heat.
  • Add cumin seeds, green chilli, garlic and fry it for few seconds on medium flame.
  • Add chopped onion, fry the onions till it turns little soft.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and cook it for a minute on medium flame.
  • Add tomato and cook it for a minute, add soaked Bengal gram and mix it.
  • Add chopped nenua (sponge gourd), mix it.
  • Cover the pan and coot it on medium-high flame for 2-3 minutes.
  • Simmer the flame, cover the pan and cook it for 5-7 minutes, keep stirring in between.
  • Add little salt, garam masala powder and cover the pan and cook it for 2-3 more minutes on low flame.
  • Turn off the flame, ready to serve with roti, paratha and puri.

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