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Lauki Chana Dal Sabzi

spicytamarind.com.au

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups bottle gourd (approximately 1 kg)
  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup onion (1 large)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 2-3 cloves garlic grated (or 1 teaspoon garlic paste)
  • 1-2 green chilli finely chopped (or as per taste)
  • 1 cup tomato (2 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Wash the chana dal and soak in water for 1 hour
  • Wash and peel the bottle gourd. Cut it into small cubes
  • Heat oil in a frying pan or kadhai and add cumin seeds and bay leaves
  • Once the cumin seeds splutter, add onion
  • Saute on medium heat until the onion is translucent
  • Add ginger, garlic, and green chilli. Saute until the raw smell of ginger and garlic goes
  • Add tomatoes, coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, and salt. Mix well
  • Cover and simmer until the tomatoes are soft and oil beings to release
  • Add chana dal and bottle gourd
  • Add 2 cups water and bring to boil
  • Cover and cook until the bottle gourd and chana dal are completely cooked. Keep stirring occasionally
  • Add garam masala, coriander leaves, and lemon juice. Mix well
  • Serve hot with roti/rice