Lauki Ki Masalewali Dal | How to make Lauki Ki Masalewali Dal

By Farrukh Shadab  |  30th Nov 2015  |  
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About Lauki Ki Masalewali Dal Recipe

Whenever I ask my daughter about what to cook today, first thing she says is “Mamma, please make Lauki wali dal, I like it alot, its my favourite”. :) Now, this recipe is very regular in our meal menu. Do you know, how healthy this boring, bland Lauki(Bottle gourd) is ? It has approx 95% water and its high in fiber that aids digestion and treats acidity. It keeps your stomach cool and reduces liver inflammations. Lauki reduces stress levels, prevents heart disease as it has zero cholesterol, high in vitamins and antioxidants.

Lauki Ki Masalewali Dal

Ingredients to make Lauki Ki Masalewali Dal

  • 1 cup masoor dal (Split red lentils)
  • 1/2 cup toor dal (split pigeon pea)
  • 750 gms bottle gourd cut in 2 inch pieces
  • 1 nos large onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1&1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp amchoor powder(dry mango powder)
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 8-10 black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt as per taste
  • water as required
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • For Tempering:
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 6-8 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 tbsp ghee

How to make Lauki Ki Masalewali Dal

  1. Clean and wash both dals together. Add both the dals and enough water in pressure cooker and cook until done. Dal should be just cooked well and not mushy.
  2. In a handi or deep bottom pan, heat oil. Add bay leaf and black peppercorns, fry for few seconds. Add onions, fry until soft and pink.
  3. Add bottle gourd pieces and chopped tomatoes. Sauté for 3-4 minutes on high heat. Add chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder and amchoor powder. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes on high heat.
  4. Add garam masala powder, salt and cooked dal, mix well. Add 1-2 cups of water and bring it to boil. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Bottle gourd should be cooked well and remain intact, it should not be mushy.
  5. Adjust the consistency and seasonings if required. The consistency of the dal should not be too thin. cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Heat ghee in a small pan. Aa cumin seeds and allow it to crackle. Add sliced garlic and fry until light golden brown. Add curry leaves and fry few seconds.
  7. Pour this tempering over Dal. Dish out and serve hot with steamed rice/bagharey chawal, salad and pappadam

Reviews for Lauki Ki Masalewali Dal (8)

Vrinda Jaina year ago

Made the dal today , just like it's mentioned . I must say it's delicious,my kids avoid lauki but they enjoyed it . Thanks.

Priyanka Bapardekar2 years ago

Very nice.

Swati Das Patnaik2 years ago

wow nice recipe.

Deepti Rumde2 years ago

It's an awesome recipe.

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Shalini Dubey3 years ago

Looks and sounds amazing! Also can we cook the lauki along with the dals and prepare the tadka separately?