Lauki Chana Dal
A healthy Vegetarian curry recipe made with bottle gourd (lauki) and bengal gram. Goes great with steamed rice or chapati.
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[one_fourth]Prep Time: 20 minutes[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]Cook Time: 1 hour [/one_fourth] [one_fourth]Servings: 5[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]Difficulty Level: Medium [/one_fourth_last]
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- 250 gm bottle gourd
- 1 cup Split Bengal gram
- 4 tbsp ghee or oil
- 1 onion,finely chopped
- 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- A pinch of asafoetida
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- 2 green chillies, thinly sliced
- 4 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
[/tab] [tab]Yield: 5 servings
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Wash split Bengal gram and soak for at least 1 hour.
Peel bottle gourd and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
In a skillet, add salt, turmeric powder,red chilli powder,coriander powder, bottle gourd, split Bengal gram and 4 cups of water.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cook over medium heat for 1 hour or until done.
Heat oil or ghee in a pan, add onion and cumin seeds. Saute for 1 minute or until translucent.
When they change color, add asafoetida, ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
Then add tomatoes and cook until soft and pulpy.
Now add boiled Bengal gram and lemon juice; stir occasionally.Cover the lid and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
Sprinkle Garam Masala over it.
Garnish with coriander leaves and green chilies. Lauki Chana Dal is ready to serve.
- Serve hot with roti.
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