Lauki /Bottle gourd with Chana Dal ( Ghiya Chane ki Dal )

A simple and healthy preparation which has taste of dal and vegetable in one dish. It’s so lite and tasty that it can be enjoyed as lunch or dinner as well. So let’s start the recipe .yum

Lauki and dal

Lauki and dal
Lauki and dal

Ingredients:



1 small bottle gourd , cut in cubes
1 cup split Bengal gram/chana dal
5 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tomatoes , chopped
4 green chillies , chopped
2 teaspoon ginger , grated
1/2 pinch Asafetida
1 teaspoon cumin seeds

Spices



2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chilly powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
Salt to taste

4 tablespoon clarified butter/ghee
Water as required
1/2 cup coriander leaves , chopped

Method:
Wash chana dal and cook it with bottle gourd , a pinch of salt and turmeric powder in 1 glass water for 2 whistles.

Chana Dal
Chana Dal

Bottle gourd

Bottle gourd

Boiled dal
Boiled dal

Heat clarified butter in a pan/wok , add asefetida and cumin seeds. Sauté for 1/2 minute and add chopped garlic and ginger. Stir for 1 minute.

Tempering
Tempering

Tempering
Tempering

Add all spices and salt , mix well. Keep low flame.

Tempering
Tempering

Add chopped tomatoes and green chilly. Cook till ghee comes out from edges.

Tempering
Tempering

Tempering
Tempering

Add this tempering over cooked dal and bottle gourd.

Tempering over dal
Tempering over dal

Now cook it further on low heat for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and add chopped coriander leaves.

Lauki and dal
Lauki and dal

Serve hot with Chapati or Paratha.

Lauki and Dal
Lauki and Dal

Serve-3. Cooking time -30-35 minutes

5 comments on “Lauki /Bottle gourd with Chana Dal ( Ghiya Chane ki Dal )”

  1. Delicious and healthy…

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  4. Anonymous says:

    I just made it. It was delicious. Thanks

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