by Pallavi Purani

Moong Dal with lauki

Moong Dal makes very common appearance at our home. I always look forward to making different version for husband’s tiffin. The split whole green gram/split green moong dal here is cooked with lauki/bottle gourd and tempered lightly with green chillies and tomato.

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Moong Dal with Lauki
Course side dish
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup moong dal split green
  • 1/2 cup lauki bottle gourd / cut in small pieces
  • 1 tomato small chopped
  • 1 onion small chopped
  • 2 green chillies slitted
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp jeera cumin seed /
  • pinch asafotida / hing
  • 4 sprigs corriander - 5
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • to taste Chilly powder -
  • 2 tsps dhaniya powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsps oil
  • optional Lemon juice
Course side dish
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup moong dal split green
  • 1/2 cup lauki bottle gourd / cut in small pieces
  • 1 tomato small chopped
  • 1 onion small chopped
  • 2 green chillies slitted
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp jeera cumin seed /
  • pinch asafotida / hing
  • 4 sprigs corriander - 5
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • to taste Chilly powder -
  • 2 tsps dhaniya powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsps oil
  • optional Lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Soak the dal for 10-15 minutes.
  2. In a cooker, heat oil and add the jeera and mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add the hing also.
  3. Now put the green chilly and onions. Sweat them for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and the masalas- turmeric, chilly powder, dhaniya powder and salt.
  5. Cook off the spices for few seconds and then add about 1/4 cup water.
  6. Once the tomatoes are soft, add the lauki and the soaked dal.
  7. Add the remaining water and put the lid on.
  8. 1 whistle on full flame and 2 on a medium low heat shall ensure a perfectly cooked dal.
  9. Serve with fulka/paratha or even have it like soup.


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