Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd) | How to make Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd)

0.0 from 0 reviews
Rate It!
By Chitrangada Kundu
Created on 2nd May 2017
  • Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd), How to make Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd)
Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd)by Chitrangada Kundu
  • Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd) | How to make Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd) (1 likes)

  • 0 reviews
    Rate It!
  • By Chitrangada Kundu
    Created on 2nd May 2017

About Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd)

Teto in Bengali means bitter. This is a traditional Bengali recipe where yellow lentil is cooked with Lauki (bottle gourd) and bitter gourd. Sugar is added to balance the taste. It is specially cooked during summer to keep the body cool.

Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd) is delicious and authentic dish. Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd) by Chitrangada Kundu is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd) is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 10 minutes and it takes 20 minutes to cook it properly. Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd) is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd). Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd) is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd) is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd) at your home.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves4People
Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd)

Ingredients to make Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd)

  • Moong dal/Yellow lentil 1/2cup
  • Bitter gourd 1 medium cut into rounds
  • Bottle gourd (Lau or Lauki) 8-10 large cubes
  • Ginger 1tsp(grated)+1tsp(julienne)
  • Green chilies 2(Optional)
  • Celery seed 1/2tsp
  • Turmeric powder /2tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Oil 3 tbsp
  • Ghee 2 tsp

How to make Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd)

  1. Cut the bitter gourd into 1/2cm thick rounds. If the seeds are ripe and hard, discard the seeds.
  2. Peel and wash bottle gourd, and cut into large cubes.
  3. Wash the yellow lentil thoroughly, till the water runs clear. In a pressure cooker put the lentils and cubed bottle gourd and water. Cook on high heat till 2 whistles. Remove from heat. Wait till the pressure releases.
  4. In a pan or kadhai heat 3tbsp of oil and fry the bitter gourd pieces. Add salt and turmeric powder while frying. Take out the fried bitter gourd. Keep aside.
  5. In the same pan add celery seeds or Randhuni. If can't get either of these, use Bengali five spice mix or Paanch Foron.
  6. Add the grated ginger and cook for 1min. Add the boiled lentil and bottle gourd, turmeric powder and water. The amount of water depends on the thickness you want. Add the fried bitter gourd.
  7. As it boils add sugar. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Switch off heat add ghee. Serve hot with steamed rice.
My Tip: Randhuni is a lesser known spice. It resembles ajwain in its appearance. Add Randhuni brings a unique taste to the dish. If Randhuni is not available celery seeds can be used. Or else Bengali five spice mix or Panch Foron can be used in place of it.

Reviews for Tetor Dal (Yellow Lentil with Bitter Gourd) (0)