Monday, December 13, 2010

Lauki Chana Dal - Bottle-gourd in Split Chickpeas

Sending this as my entry for 2 events.

1) My Legume Love Affair 30 hosted by "Priya of Mharo Rajasthan" and Susan of "The Well Seasoned Cook"

2) Complete My Thali by Priya Srinivasan of Enveetu Kitchen and Jagruti of Joy Of Cooking.

Ingredients :
Chana Dal (Split Chickpeas) : 1 cup
Lauki (Bottle-gourd) : 1 medium sized
Onion : 1 Chopped
Tomato : 2 chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste : 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
Turmeric : 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
Coriander Powder : 1 tbsp
Garam Masala : 1 tsp
Salt : To Taste
Oil : 2 tbsp
Water : As Required

Recipe :
Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add the cumin seeds and let it splutter. Add the onions. Saute till light brown. Add the ginger garlic paste. Saute till golden brown. Add the tomatoes. Saute till the water evaporates. Add the salt, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Saute some more till oil leaves the sides. Add the chana dal. Close the lid. Cook till 2-3 whistles.

Cut the lauki in big cubes. If the cubes are small they will dissolve in dal. When the pressure cooker opens, add the lauki and cook it for 1 more whistle.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.


  1. Lauki daal looks so comforting n it!

    US Masala

  2. Very delicious and very healthy dish too..

  3. tasty and healthy dal
    1st time here .lovely visit my site

  4. looking yummy ... thats a very healthy dish too...

  5. Thanks for the idea......will make it tonite.

  6. looking yummy..neva tried this combo-lauki n chana....frst time ur space..will keep following...grt to knoe that u r frm uk too.....!