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Lauki Chana Dal

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A delicious combination of bottle gourd and chana dal

This recipe is from the book no 0il cooking.

Preparation Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings : 4

Lauki Chana Dal

Main Ingredients

Split Bengal gram (chana dal), Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi),peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes -f




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal)
    1/2 cup
  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi),peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes -f
    1/2 cup
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Green chillies,chopped
  • Asafoetida
    a pinch
  • Red chilli powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Tomatoes,chopped
    2 medium
  • Garam masala powder
    1/2 teaspoons
  • Sugar
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice
    2 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves,chopped
    2 tablespoons


Step 1

Soak chana dal in one and half cups of water for an hour. Drain. Boil chana dal and lauki with salt, turmeric powder and one cup of water till done. Mash slightly with back of round spoon and mix well. Keep aside.

Chef Tip

Split Bengal gram (chana dal)

Split Bengal gram (chana dal)

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