Lauki chana dal

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.

Lauki chana dalI 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 wi...

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Yield2 portions 2 portion
  • Cooking Time15 minutesPT0H15M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time25 minutesPT0H25M

Ingredients

Chana Dal (Soaked in warm water for 1 hour).
1 cup
Lauki/bottle gourd pieces (Wash, peel and dice).
1.5 cups
Big tomato (cut in chunks)
1.
Jeera/Cumin seeds. .
1 tsp
Rai/mustard seeds. .
1 tsp
Hing/asafoetida.
pinch
Oil. .
1/2 tbsp
Water. .
3/4 cup
Haldi/turmeric powder. .
1/2 tsp
Green chillies or red chilly powder as you like.
3-4 .
. Salt
. Lemon juice

Steps

  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.
    Lauki chana dal