Soak chana dal for 30 minutes and pressure cook to soft but without mushy and keep aside. Wash the vegetable, cut it in to half vertically and remove the inside stuff and cut in to thin pieces.
Heat a pan with oil. Do the seasoning with mustard, fennel, urad dal, green chillies and curry leaves. Add turmeric powder to the oil. Fry the onions with little salt till it becomes soft. Add the tomatoes and fry. Put the required extra salt, and all powders. Stir till the tomatoes become mushy. Add the chopped snake gourd pieces and mix well. Pour 1 cup of water and close the pan with a lid. Remove the lid after 10 minute
Once the veggies are cooked well and start frying add the boiled chana dal to it and stir for a while. Garnish with coriander leaves.
By Ria Samuel