Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chana dal aur lauki- sabzi ya dal!

Lauki aur Dal - Bottlegourd in Lentils

1 medium sized Bottle Guard - cubed (I don't peel but just scrape it)
1 cup Chana dal or Bengal Gram- washed and soaked in 1 cup water for an hour or so
1 oinion chopped
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp turmeric
Salt to taste
Cilantro / dhania for garnish

For tempering-
1 tsp cumin or panch phoran
pinch of heeng / asafoetida
1 tsp oil/ ghee

Mix all the ingredients except the tempering and pressure cook for one whistle, simmer for a couple of mins.
In a tadka pan, heat oil/ ghee, add the seeds, let splutter. Add the heeng and turn off flame immediately. Pour in the dal. Mix well and cover for a couple of mins before serving with rotis or rice. 

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