Lauki Chana Dal Recipe - Yummy Traditional

Lauki Chana Dal Recipe


Lauki Chana Dal | Lauki Curry is a tasty and healthy gravy recipe made with bottle gourd(lauki)and Bengal gram(chana dal)this is very simple, quick and an easy delicious veggie dish which is served with boiled rice,rotis and bagara rice 
To make this recipe, I recommend t0 soak chana dal for at least an hour, I make this lauki chana dal in the pot but you can make in a pressure cooker, I usually make this recipe spicy by adding more red chilies and special garam masala, but you can keep less spicy or mildly spiced curry to taste


Lauki was the most favorite veggie of Our Beloved Prophet (PBUH) because this is also sunnah to eat
To cook this dish I used my traditional spices which is used to my mother various style to cook this veggie dish some people put tomatoes green chilies etc but I didn’t use all these very healthy and delicious lauki chana dal is prepared with very few spices, let's go-ahead to know how to make lauki chana dal dish with step by step photos...
  1. To prepare this dish you use small and young bottle gourd
  2. As well as you can use the skin of guard to make lauki kebabs
  3. Don’t use lauki in which has lots of seeds
  4. Don’t leave lauki by peeling off
  5. After peeling the Loki always put in the water to prevent blackishly
  6. Well roasting is an important part of Pakistani cooking 

We need:


Preparation of making lauki chana dal:
Firstly rinse and soak the chana dal in the hot water for an hour
Peel and chop bottle gourd into small pieces and put in the water bowl, Peel and coarsely chop the onion


Boil chana dal in the pot/saucepan and add ¼ tsp turmeric powder mix well, remove the scums on top of chana dal and cook it until dal is soft
And finely crush the black peppercorn and brown cardamom together


Making lauki chana dal:
Heat the oil in the pot and put dried fenugreek seeds, let them crackle for a minute then add onions slices, saute the onion for 4-5 minutes then add ginger garlic paste and stir for a minute 


Dissolve the all spices powder in little water mix well, then add dissolved spices in the pot and mix well again over low-medium flame


Roast the spices until oil is separated, then put bottle gourd, roast the lauki with spices very well for 5 minutes over medium flame


After 5 minutes add boiled chana dal in the lauki, stir well until oil comes on top then add crushed spices


Stir to well combine until oil is separated, pour hot and boiled water, bring it to boil then allow to cook another 10 minutes over the low-medium flame, keep stirring occasionally


Once cooks properly simmer it for 5 minutes over very low heat


Lauki chana dal is done to serve


Lauki chana dal usually is served with boiled rice,pickle and salad with rotis and naan..

How to make the recipe?

Lauki Chana Dal is a tasty and healthy gravy recipe made with bottle gourd(lauki)and Bengal gram(chana dal)this is very simple, quick and an easy delicious veggie dish

  1. 400g, guard lauki
  2. 1, large onion
  3. 1 tsp, ginger garlic paste
  4. 1 tsp, red chili powder
  5. ½ tsp, crushed red chili
  6. 1 tsp, crushed coriander powder
  7. ½ tsp, turmeric powder
  8. Salt to taste
  9. ¼, dried fenugreek seeds
  10. 1 ½ cups, chana dal
  11. 1 cup, cooking oil
  12. ½ tsp, black peppercorn
  13. 2, brown cardamom
  1. Heat the oil in the pot and put dried fenugreek seeds
  2. Let them crackle for a few seconds then add onions slices
  3. Sauté them for 4-5 minutes then add fresh ginger garlic paste
  4. Fry well with the onion over a medium-low flame
  5. In the plate combine all dry spices powder red chili, crushed red chili, salt, crushed coriander, turmeric powder
  6. Add little water to make a smooth paste
  7. Now put spices paste to the onion and stir well until oil is separated
  8. Then add chopped lauki to the cooked spices and stir to mix them well
  9. Once they are roasted very well with the spices
  10. Pour boiled chana dal and mix again then add crushed black powder and adjust salt at this stage
  11. Stir to combine till oil comes on top of surface
  12. Now add 1 cup hot and boiled water
  13. Bring it to boil and cover the lid
  14. Allow cooking another 10 minutes over medium heat
  15. Right after reducing the heat and simmer it for 5 minutes
  16. Note: depends how much you want to keep thick/thin gravy in the dish
  17. Now lauki chana dal is ready to serve
  18. Lauki chana dal usually is served with boiled ricepickle and salad with rotis and naan.
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