Wednesday, April 6, 2011

toor dal with lauki (lentils with bottlegourd)


Ingredients:
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

Directions-
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.

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

This is also a part of Design a Menu.

2 comments:

  1. thank u for another entry..love this version of dal.

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