May 30, 2013

Lauki Chana Daal Mix (Bottle Gourd Cooked with Bengal Gram)

Bottle gourd is also known as lauki or dudhi is found almost in every household. It is rich in B complex vitamin, minerals like calcium, iron and phosphorus. Lauki helps to lose weight, treatments of blood pressure, and heart diseases. 

Lauki chana daal is a very healthy and tasty dish. it is simple, easy to prepare and almost all ingredients readily available in home. This recipe was taken from my blogger friend Anjana of Maayeka..

Ingredients : 

Bottle gourd - 1/2 of medium size
Bengal gram (chana dal) - 1/2 cup
Tomato - 1, chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1 inch
Sugar - a pinch
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Lemon juice - 1 tsp

Tempering ~

Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Whole green chilli - 1
Curry leaves - 5 to 6

Method : 

Wash and soak the chana dal for 1 hour.

Peel and chopped bottle groud in small diced pieces.

Heat oil in pressure cooker and then add all tempering ingredients in low heat.

When seeds are splutter then add chopped tomato, cook till mushy. 

Now ginger paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, sugar, chopped lauki, soaked chana dal, stir and mix it well. Add 1/2 cup water into it.

Close the lid and cook in slow flame for 5-6 whistles.

Now open the lid and add lemon juice.

Serve hot with roti, paratha or steamed rice.

Note :

If you need more gravy then add 1 cup of water.

Sending this to viji's "Sys-W Series-4" event, Kitchen Chronicle's "Tried and Tested - Maayeka" hosted by The Big Sweet Tooth

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