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Lauki Chana Dal ki Sabji

By: Unknown
Region: Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Curries
Servings: 4
Time to Prepare: 20 Mins


Bottle Gourd-Lauki- 3 cups chopped
Bengal gram dal-Channa dal-1/3cup
Onion -1/2 cup chopped
Green chillies -2 slit
Tomato -1 or 1/2 cup chopped
Ginger-Garlic Paste
Salt needed
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder -1 tsp
Garam masala powder or kitchen king masala- 3/4 tsp
Dry Mango Powder/amchur powder -1/2 tsp
Oil -3 tbsp
Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Red Chilli -1
Coriander leaves (finely chopped)


Peel the skin and cut bottle gourd into cubes. Chop onion and tomatoes finely. Slit green chillies.

Wash and soak chana dal (kadalai paruppu) for 2 hours.

In a small cooker or pressure pan, heat oil, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add hing and red chillies.

Then add chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves.

Saute until onions turn transparent. Then add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, amchur powder, kitchen king masala and salt needed.

Saute for a few seconds, then add chopped bottle gourd, channa dal and mix well.

Add 3/4 cup of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker, mix the contents and simmer for 5-6 minutes.You can adjust the consistency of the gravy as preferred.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with parathas or chapati.

This recipe is pretty simple with full of flavors and goodness.

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