LAUKI CHANA DAL KI SABZI / BOTTLE GOURD CHANA DAL CURRY RECIPE

Lauki Chana Dal ki Sabzi  is a North Indian dish served with Roti / Phulka or Rice. It is prepared using  Bottle Gourd , lentil and cooked along with mild spices. After all the festival indulgence .. i like to cook something quick , easy and healthy . This Lauki Chana Dali ki sabzi fits the requirement perfectly …..

LAUKI CHANA DAL ki SABZI

Bottle gourd is a very healthy vegetable unfortunately many are not that fond of it . Including bottle gourd in our diet reduces fatigue and maintains freshness especially in summer.Its a natural body cooler as it has good moisture content. We all know lentils are a powerhouse of nutrition and should be included in any diet. Bottle gourd along with chana dal makes one nutritious dish . So, sharing Lauki Chana Dal Recipe today and hope you all enjoy try and enjoy this healthy power-packed dish with your family….

If you like bottle gourd You can also check bottle gourd halwa ….
LAUKI CHANA DAL SABZI

LAUKI CHANA DAL KI SABZI / BOTTLE GOURD CHANA DAL CURRY RECIPE

Smitha Kalluraya
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cup Bottle gourd /(doodhi / lauki), Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Bengal Gram /split Chana Dal
  • 1 big size onion, Chopped
  • 2 medium size tomato, Chopped
  • 2 slit Green Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric / Haldi powder  
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Aamchoor / Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder / Dhania powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder/ Jeera powder
  • 3/4 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • few Coriander leaves, Chopped
  • Salt, to taste

For tempering

  • 2-3 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Jeera Seeds
  • a pinch Asafoetida/ hing

Instructions
 

  • Wash and soak chana dal for 1-2 hours.
  • Peel the skin and cut bottle gourd into cubes.
  • Transfer soaked chana dal and bottle gourd to a pressure cooker . Add turmeric and required amount of water .Pressure cook for 3 whistles .Allow to cool .
  • In a kadai / pan heat oil . Add mustard seeds , cumin seeds . When it splutters add hing .
  • Add chopped Onion , green chillies ,garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes .
  • Add chopped tomatoes and salt . Saute till it turns mushy .
  • Later add all the spice powders one by one .. Mix well and saute for 2-3 mins .
  • Now add cooked dal - bottle gourd and mix well . Taste test .. if required add salt .
  • Bring to a boil . Sprinkle chopped cilantro and mix well .
  • Lauki chana dal is ready to serve . Enjoy withi Roti / phulka / rice etc
    LAUKI CHANA DAL SABZI

Notes

  • If you like the curry a bit mushy , you can slightly mash the cooked bottle gourd and dal mix
  • You can make a no onion version too .
  • Instead of bottle gourd you can use ridge gourd to make turai chana sabzi .

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