Gilka daal | How to make Gilka daal

By shyama thanvi  |  24th Apr 2017  |  
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About Gilka daal Recipe

It's my mother in law's recipe, mostly kids and adults too, don't like to eat sponge gourd.. then its a best way to make them eat this gilka daal

Gilka daal is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Gilka daal in your kitchen. This recipe requires 30 minutes for preparation and 15 minutes to cook. The Gilka daal by shyama thanvi has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Gilka daal at home without any difficulty. Gilka daal is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Gilka daal would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Gilka daal this weekend. Share your Gilka daal cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like shyama thanvi for inputs. In case you have any queries for Gilka daal you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the shyama thanvi. You can also rate the Gilka daal and give feedback.

Gilka daal

Ingredients to make Gilka daal

  • 250 gram sponge gourd (gilka)
  • 1 cup yellow moong daal
  • 2 medium sized tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp ginger chilli paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 sprig curry leaves

How to make Gilka daal

  1. Soak the daal for 30 minutes by washing twice and keep aside
  2. Meantime cut the tomatoes and onions and peel off sponge gourd and cut it into desired size pieces and keep aside
  3. After 30 minutes heat a pressure cooker and add oil in it
  4. Add mustard seeds cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and onion and saute till onion become translucent
  5. Add ginger chilli paste and garlic paste, red chilli powder and turmeric powder, then add tomatoes and cook till oil leaves
  6. Add salt and garam masala and then sponge gourd
  7. Mix it properly and then add soaked dal in it
  8. Add water as we normally add in our regular dal (according to your choice of thickness)
  9. Close the lid of cooker and cook upto 2 whistles
  10. When pressure release naturally, open the lid serve hot with rice and pulka

My Tip:

Don't overcook

Reviews for Gilka daal (2)

Aparna Pandeya year ago

What is sponge gourd
shyama thanvi
a year ago
its gilka or gilki somewhere...

Preeti Gurung2 years ago

Tasty dal dish!

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