Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powder | How to make Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powder

By Vidya Narayan  |  3rd Feb 2018  |  
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Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powderby Vidya Narayan
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    20

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About Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powder Recipe

A bowl of Dal is comfort food for most of us, including me. When you add vegetable especially Gourds like Doodhi, you tend to increase the nutritional value of the dish by making the comfort food a healthy option too. A steaming bowl of rice topped with ghee and ladles of this dal poured over would make one content. That is the magic of true comfort food, takes you back to childhood days when food was simple and memories unlimited. This dish is low on oil, diabetic friendly, a no onion and garlic dish and yet high on flavours.

Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powder, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Vidya Narayan. Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powder is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powder is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powder by Vidya Narayan is perfect to serve 3 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powder.

Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powder

Ingredients to make Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powder

  • Half a bottle gourd or Doodhi – roughly chopped
  • Tur / Arhar dal – ¼ cup
  • Chana dal – 2 tblsps
  • oil – 2 tsps
  • mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Whole red chillies – 1 or 2 broken roughly into pieces
  • curry leaves – few sprigs
  • Sambar Powder – 1tblsp
  • red chilli powder – ¼ tsp (optional)
  • turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • hing – a pinch
  • water for cooking as required
  • salt as per taste

How to make Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powder

  1. Wash, peel, and roughly chop the bottle gourd or doodhi into pieces or slightly big chunks.
  2. Wash and soak the dal separately for 15 minutes.
  3. In a vessel suitable for pressure cooking, add the chopped bottle gourd and the dals (chana dal and Tur Dal) along with some turmeric and salt, water as required for cooking and cook it in a pressure cooker for atleast 3 whistles.
  4. After the doodhi and dal have cooked, heat a kadhai, add oil and then the mustard seeds. Once they crackle, add the whole red chillies, hing and curry leaves.
  5. Add the cooked mixture of dal and doodhi, mix and stir well. Check for the salt and adjust accordingly, if required. Also check the consistency of the dal at this stage.
  6. Now add the red chilli powder (optional), the sambar powder and let the dal simmer on low flame for 5 minutes until the masalas flavours the dal.
  7. Switch off the flame and serve piping hot with rice or rotis / flatbreads of your choice.

My Tip:

Leftovers of this dal can be turned into a paratha next morning or can be just consumed as a soup for dinner. However, if you are having lauki as dinner option, plan your dinner by 7pm max as doodhi is known to cause water retention, if consumed post sunset.

Reviews for Bottle Gourd Dal (Lauki or Doodhi) spiced with Sambar Powder (1)

Hema Mallik9 months ago

Delicious!!!
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