Monday, November 23, 2009

Lauki Chana Dal /Bottlegourd with chana dal


1/2 small bottlegourd cut into small pieces

Chana dal (bengal gram dal) -1/2 cup

Salt -as required

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Oil - 1 Tblsp

Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Green chillies - 2 (chopped)

Asafoetida (hing) - a pinch

Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

Daniya (coriander) powder -2 tsps

Tomatoes - 2 medium chopped

Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice - 2 tsps

Coriander leaves for garnishing.


Soak the chana dal for 1 hour in water and then drain.

Cook the chana dal and lauki with salt, turmeric powder in the cooker till soft.

after it is cooked mash and mix well

Take a kadai put oil and add jeera, green chillies and hing for i minute.

Add the chilli powder and coriander powder and cook till fragrant.

Add the tomatoes and cook till they soften.

Now add the cooked chana dal and lauki and stir to mix.

Add the garam masala powder and mix nicely.

reduce the flame and cook for 2 minutes.

Stir in the lemon juice (optional) and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

This dish can be had either with hot Rice or phulkas, roti, or Naan.


  1. Simple yet healthy and different. Nice subji . will be perfect with rotis.

  2. Such a delicious dish, looks prefect with some curd rice..yumm!!

  3. simple and healthy..i hardly get lauki..dont know why..this looks gr8

  4. Great recipe...Healthy and delicious!!

  5. I lov this combo..i tried ur radish sambar last week,was yumm and tasted gr8 with idli..thanx for the recipe...

  6. This is a new and different curry for me...will definitely try this :)

  7. We make this combo but it is semi-solid! The curry sounds tasty!

  8. I have a lauki in the veg I know what to make tommorrow for lunch! :)

  9. I make a similar one with Chayote squash... yummy one :-)

  10. It is parangikai soup and pushanikai is ash gourd which I have posted earlier

  11. What a different way of making Lauki...!! Sure it must be flling and delicious!

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  12. Seems interesting. Will try. Usually make a 'kootu' with tuvar and moong dal. This will be a nice change. And thanks for dropping by at my blog

  13. looks healthy and delicious

  14. This is one yummy sabji.. I usually make a a gravy version of it by adding tamarind too..Should tyr your dry version.