Bitter gourd dal (lentil soup) | How to make Bitter gourd dal (lentil soup)

By Priyam Das  |  26th Apr 2017  |  
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About Bitter gourd dal (lentil soup) Recipe

If you want to give your body a break, and just want cook something light and yet healthy without a lot of hard work … then this simple “Bitter gourd dal(Lentil Soup)” is just perfect for you. Mung/moong dal is nutritious, yet easy to digest and bitter gourd having a lots of health benefit too. So these combination makes the dal even more healthier.

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Bitter gourd dal (lentil soup)

Ingredients to make Bitter gourd dal (lentil soup)

  • Mung/ moong dal (split green gram)- 1 cup
  • Uche/ karela or bitter gourd -1 (cut into round slices)
  • Panch phoron (five-spice mix: panch phoron consists of fenugreek seed (methi), nigella seed(kalonji/kalo jeera), cumin seed(zeera), black mustard seed(sarso) and fennel seed (saunf or souff)) in equal parts.
  • Red chilies -2
  • salt to taste
  • turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • oil- 1 tablespoon
  • ghee – 1 teaspoon (optional)

How to make Bitter gourd dal (lentil soup)

  1. Wash and slice the karela or bitter gourd in thin round pieces.Sprinkle pinch of salt over the bitter gourd slices. Set aside for few minutes or till bitter gourd slices shed excess water.
  2. Heat a frying pan and dry roast the dal till it became fragrant.
  3. In a pressure cooker, cook the dry roasted dal with salt and turmeric powder (dal : water ratio of 1:2)
  4. Meanwhile in other pan heat oil and fry the sliced karela till they are lightly browned and 80% done.
  5. Remove them from pan and keep aside.
  6. Now ppen the lid of the pressure cooker and check the dal and keep the boiled dal aside.
  7. For tempering the dal: Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a kadhai/ frying pan. Add the panch phoron and dry red chili and roast for a half a minute.
  8. Pour the boil dal in it. Now add the cooked bitter gourd (karela) pieces into the dal and give the dal a quick boil and switch off the flame.
  9. Now transfer the dal to a serving bowl and enjoy with hot steamed rice, slice of lemon and fries.

Reviews for Bitter gourd dal (lentil soup) (1)

Suman Yadava year ago

very healthy