Chana Daal with Lauki (bottlegourd) | How to make Chana Daal with Lauki (bottlegourd)

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  • By Prabal Kirtika
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About Chana Daal with Lauki (bottlegourd)

Just like Dal makhani, chana dal is also a very popular lentil in North India.It can be cooked as it is or with the addition of some vegetables.My mother used to cook it with spinach, kulfa and bottlegourd (Lauki). In my family everyone loves chana dal in all its forms.

Chana Daal with Lauki (bottlegourd) is a mouthwatering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a recipe of North Indian cuisine which is very famous in the whole worldwide. This is very amazing in taste and it contains a lot of health benefiting nutrients. It is a quick and easy recipe and you can easily prepare restaurant style Chana Daal with Lauki (bottlegourd) at your home. Chana Daal with Lauki (bottlegourd) by Prabal Kirtika will help you to prepare the perfect Chana Daal with Lauki (bottlegourd) at your home. You don't need any extra effort or time to prepare this. It just needs few minute for the preparation and 45 minute for cooking. Whether it is a grand party or a normal kitty party, it is a perfect dish to serve and to get the compliments from your guests. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture to this and differentiate it from other dishes. In the Better Butter recipes, you will find the step by step process of this recipe by which you can know how to make the delicious Chana Daal with Lauki (bottlegourd).

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Chana Daal with Lauki (bottlegourd)

Ingredients to make Chana Daal with Lauki (bottlegourd)

  • Chana daal- 1cup
  • Lauki chopped- 300gm
  • Onion chopped-1
  • Tomato chopped-2 medium
  • Ginger chopped-1
  • Green chillies chopped-2
  • Coriander whole-3/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Red chilli powder-3/4 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Clarified butter (desi ghee)- 1tbsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

How to make Chana Daal with Lauki (bottlegourd)

  1. Wash and pick chana dal. Put it in a pressure cooker add water, salt and turmeric powder and put on the lid. Now pressure cook till three whistles. Let the pressure release itself.
  2. In another pan add oil, add chopped tomatoes and cook till oil separates. Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and chopped green chillies. Then add chopped lauki or bottlegourd and a cup of water. Stir and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Combine dal and lauki and let it simmer covered on slow flame till dal and lauki is soft and cooked properly. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Or you can again pressure cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
  4. Now make the tadka- heat ghee add whole coriander seeds crushed between your palms. It will enhance the flavour of the seeds. When light brown add ginger, chopped onion and cook till light brown.
  5. Add Kashmiri red chillies powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Remove from flame and transfer to the serving bowl. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Serve hot with chappati or parantha.
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Reviews for Chana Daal with Lauki (bottlegourd) (1)

Ishta Gupta4 months ago
I also prepare it very often. I don't add coriander seeds. Wonder it enhances the flavour. Will trt next time :ok_hand::thumbsup:
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