Have you always noticed your mother making use of lauki in her cooking while you stayed disappointed, but have you ever wondered why? Lauki or bottle gourd is an extraordinarily healthy and hearty vegetable to eat. Bottle gourd is packed with loads of vitamins, nutrition and health benefits. At the same time, most Indian kids hate this veggie because one might find its taste too bland and flavorless. With our Lauki Chane ki dal, we’ve got you perfectly covered. Bottle gourd paired with split chickpea ( chana dal) and infused with aromatic kitchen spices makes it extra healthy and flavorful to enjoy together with family. The simplicity of preparing and the desirable taste adds to why you should try your hands on our effortless recipe.  

Ingredients

  1. ½ cup chana dal
  2. 1 small size lauki
  3. Tomato
  4. 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  5. Cumin seeds
  6. 1 green chilli
  7. 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  8. Half tablespoon turmeric
  9. Pinch of asafoetida
  10. Finely chopped coriander leaves
  11. 2 tablespoon oil/ ghee

Method-

  1. The first step is to soak chana dal in water for one hour. Meanwhile, cut lauki into small and delicate pieces.
  2. Take a pressure cooker filled with one cup of water and add lauki with half a tablespoon of turmeric powder and salt in it.
  3. Keep the lauki boiling in the cooker on low flame until you hear five whistles. 
  4. To boil the lauki, heat oil/ ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds, asafoetida, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, grated tomatoes, green chillies, and a pinch of salt.
  5. Stir the pan for a while and let the masala cook properly. 
  6. Pour boiled chana dal into the pan and cook for another 20 minutes. Keep stirring till the masala mixes well.
  7. Voila! Lauki Chane ki daal is ready. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy with roti, parathas or rice.