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Lauki chana dal recipe is a combination of lauki also known as ghiya/doodhi/bottle gourd and chana dal/Bengal gram lentil. Cooked with spices it makes a perfect curry or sabji with flatbread/roti/chapati and rice.
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Lauki Chana Dal | Bottlegourd With Bengal Gram

Lauki chana dal recipe is a combination of lauki also known as ghiya/doodhi/bottle gourd and chana dal/Bengal gram lentil. Cooked with spices it makes a perfect curry or sabji with flatbread/roti/chapati and rice.
Bottle gourd is very rich in water content due to which it helps in weight loss, help in digestion, keeps hydrated and improves metabolism. Since it is low in the glycemic index, it is also good for diabetic patients. Chana dal or Bengal gram is rich in protein which makes it a healthy choice.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking Time 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Serving
Calories
Author Bhawana

Ingredients

  • 300 Gram lauki/bottle gourd
  • ½ Cup chana dal/Bengal gram lentil
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 1-2 Dry red chili
  • 1 Big onion chopped finely
  • 1 Medium size tomato chopped finely
  • ½ Tsp kitchen king powder
  • 1 Tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ⅓ Tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ Tsp red chili powder (optional)
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt as per taste
  • Green coriander chopped finely
  • 2 Tsp oil
  • 1.5 Cup water

Instructions

  • First of all, soak chana dal for about 1 hour and keep aside.
  • Peel and cut the bottle gourd or lauki into small pieces. Keep it ready.
  • Heat oil in a cooker, add dry red chili and cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
  • To this add chopped onion. Fry them till onion changes color to golden brown.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes. Cook them till tomato turned mushy.
  • Add all dry spices like turmeric powder, kitchen king powder, red chili powder, asafoetida and ginger-garlic paste. Mix well and cook for 1-2 min.
  • Now mix chana dal and lauki. Mix well, add 1.5 cups of water and close the cooker lid. Let it cook for 4-5 whistle.
  • Let it releases the pressure.
    Lauki chana dal is ready to serve with roti or paratha or rice. Garnish with chopped green coriander while serving.

Notes

  1. Chana dal should be soaked for min 2 hours in order to avoid cooking time.
  2. Adjust water consistency as required.
  3. Spices can be adjusted as per choice
  4. If cooking in a pan then chana dal should be soaked for about 4 hours, and cook with covering lid. Though it will take some time.
  5. The same recipe works well with ridge gourd too.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg