Doodhi Chana Dal Recipe - Bottlegourd cooked with chana dal and spices.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi), Split Bengal gram (chana dal)

Cuisine : Rajasthani

Course : Main Course_Veg

Doodhi Chana Dal

Doodhi Chana Dal Recipe - How to make Doodhi Chana Dal


Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) 1/2 inch cubes 1/2 medium

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1/2 cup

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 7-8

  • Ginger chopped 1/2 inch piece

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped2 tablespoons


Step 1

Wash and soak chana dal in one and a half cups of water for an hour. Drain and keep aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger, onions and sauté till the onions turn light brown.

Step 3

Add chana dal and chopped green chillies. Stir. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix and continue to sauté for three to four minutes.

Step 4

Add doodhi pieces and mix. Add garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves.

Step 5

Put the lid on and pressure cook for five minutes. Open lid when pressure is fully released and serve hot with chapatis.

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