by Pallavi Purani

Lauki chana dal

I often get super super worked up when I have not planned what to make for lunch. Since we both work and I do all the cooking in the house, I wake up early and finish all of it before the pati is up.

Since I was tired of all the cabbage and cauliflowers, I decided to make mom’s special. Chana Dal with Lauki/Ghiya/bottle gourd.

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Lauki chana dal
I often get super super worked up when I have not planned what to make for lunch. Since we both work and I do all the cooking in the house, I wake up early and finish all of it before the pati is up.
Course side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Chana Dal (Soaked in warm water for 1 hour).
  • 1.5 cups Lauki bottle gourd / pieces (Wash, peel and dice).
  • 1 tomato . Big (cut in chunks)
  • 1 tsp Jeera Cumin seeds / . .
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds Rai / . .
  • pinch asafoetida hing / .
  • 1/2 tbsp Oil . .
  • 3/4 cup Water . .
  • 1/2 tsp Haldi turmeric / powder . .
  • 3 - 4 green chillies chilly . or red powder as you like .
  • Salt .
  • Lemon juice .
Course side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Chana Dal (Soaked in warm water for 1 hour).
  • 1.5 cups Lauki bottle gourd / pieces (Wash, peel and dice).
  • 1 tomato . Big (cut in chunks)
  • 1 tsp Jeera Cumin seeds / . .
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds Rai / . .
  • pinch asafoetida hing / .
  • 1/2 tbsp Oil . .
  • 3/4 cup Water . .
  • 1/2 tsp Haldi turmeric / powder . .
  • 3 - 4 green chillies chilly . or red powder as you like .
  • Salt .
  • Lemon juice .
Instructions
  1. In a pressure cooker, heat the oil.
  2. Add the hing, jeera and rai.
  3. Once the rai splutters, add the tomato, salt, green chillies/red chilly powder and haldi.
  4. Cook it well until the tomatoes soften.
  5. Now add the lauki and chana dal (minus the soaking water)
  6. Stir them around in the spices.
  7. Now add the water and close the lid.
  8. Once the first whistle comes, reduce the heat to medium and let it cook for 10 min.
  9. Turn off the gas and let the pressure drop.
  10. Once it is done, open the lid and add the lemon juice as per taste.
  11. Serve hot with roti or bhakri.


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