Wednesday, April 6, 2011

toor dal with lauki (lentils with bottlegourd)

2 cups lauki or Bottle Gourd chopped
3/4 cup toor dal cleaned and washed
1 tsp oil or ghee
pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
Coriander Leaves – a small bunch
salt to taste

Clean and cook chopped bottle gourd and dal in a pressure cooker along with onion, tomato, turmeric, salt and coriander. Cook for one whistle and simmer for a couple of mins.

Heat oil in a tadka pan, splutter the cumin seeds. Turn off flame, add hing and pour over dal. Cover for a minute. Mix well. You can make the dal thicker by gently mashing some cooked veggies and leaving the rest.

Serve with rice or rotis.

You can also keep the coriander for garnish later, i don't like it raw.

This is also a part of Design a Menu.


  1. thank u for another this version of dal.