Lauki Chana Dal | Chef Harpal Singh |

Recipes / Indian Recipes
 17 Jan 2018   
Lauki Chana Dal is is a healthful, wholesome lentil and vegetable main dish. Having a low glycemic index, it is especially good for diabetics. Laucki chana dal ingredients  Lauki (bottle gourd/doodhi) 1½ cup  Chana Dal (bengal gram) 1/4 cup  Tomato, finely chopped 1 medium  Mustard Seeds 1/4 teaspoon  Cumin Seeds 1/2 teaspoon  Asafoetida A pinch  Garlic chopped 5-6 cloves  Ginger chopped 2 gm  Red Chili Powder 3/4 teaspoon  Coriander Powder 1 teaspoon  Coriander Leaves 2 tablespoons  Salt to taste  Water 3/4 cup  Oil 2 tablespoons Method:-  Wash and soak chana dal in water for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, drain soaked chana dal and keep aside. Peel and cut lauki into small pieces.  Heat 2-tablespoons oil in a 3-5 liter capacity aluminum or steel pressure cooker over medium flame. Add mustard seeds; when they begin to crackle, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, chopped garlic and a small piece of cinnamon. Sauté until garlic turns light brown.  Add chopped tomato, red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Stir and cook until tomatoes turn soft, it will take around 2-minutes.  Add soaked and drained chana dal.  Add chopped lauki and salt. Mix well and sauté for 3-4 minutes. This step is necessary to enhance the taste of the curry as the lauki cooks with spices in oil brings out the flavor.  Add 3/4 cup water and mix well. Close the lid and pressure cook for 5-whistles over medium flame.  Turn off the flame and let the pressure comes down naturally. Open the lid and taste the curry for the salt. If required, add more at this stage.  If the cooked curry has too much gravy, cook it again for 2-3 minutes or until you get the desired consistency. Transfer prepared lauki chana dal sabzi to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. You can follow us on: Visit my website : Follow us on youtube : Follow us on facebook : Follow us on twitter: Follow us on linkdin:


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