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Lauki Chana Dal Recipe

Lauki Chana Dal

A healthy Vegetarian curry recipe made with bottle gourd (lauki) and bengal gram. Goes great with steamed rice or chapati.

Lauki Chana Dal Recipe
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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

For Garnishing:

  • 2 green chillies, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

[/tab] [tab]Yield: 5 servings

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Step 1

Wash split Bengal gram and soak for at least 1 hour.

Step 2

Peel bottle gourd and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.

Step 3

In a skillet, add salt, turmeric powder,red chilli powder,coriander powder, bottle gourd, split Bengal gram and 4 cups of water.

Step 4

Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cook over medium heat for 1 hour or until done.

Step 5

Heat oil or ghee in a pan, add onion and cumin seeds. Saute for 1 minute or until translucent.

Step 6

When they change color, add asafoetida, ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.

Step 7

Then add tomatoes and cook until soft and pulpy.

Step 8

Now add boiled Bengal gram and lemon juice; stir occasionally.Cover the lid and simmer for 4-5 minutes.

Step 9

Sprinkle Garam Masala over it.

Step 10

Garnish with coriander leaves and green chilies. Lauki Chana Dal is ready to serve.

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  • Serve hot with roti.

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