Lauki Chana Dal


lauki chana dal

A wholesome preparation of tender bottle gourd with protein-rich split Bengal gram, cooked in a fragrant blend of spices and herbs.



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30 Mins

15 Ingredients


1 teaspoon dhaniya powder

salt to taste

2 tsp oil

3 teaspoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons coriander leaves, finely chopped

½ cup chana dal

3 cups lauki (bottle gourd)

1 ½ cups tomatoes, chopped

1 cup water

1 teaspoon jeera seeds

¼ teaspoon hing (asafoetida)

1 teaspoon red chili powder (optional)

1 teaspoon garam masala (optional)

½ teaspoon haldi powder

1 teaspoon jeera powder


Wash the chana dal well & soak in enough water for 30 minutes.

Then discard this water.

In a pressure cooker, put the drained chana dal, chopped lauki, salt to taste, and haldi powder.

Add water, mix, and close the lid of the cooker.

Cook on a medium flame for 7-8 whistles.

Allow the pressure to release. Open the cooker.

Lightly mash the dal.

Now heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.

Add hing and jeera seeds.

Allow to sizzle for a few seconds.

Then add chopped green chilies and saute for another few seconds.

Add tomatoes, salt to taste, and spices (red chili powder, jeera powder, dhania powder, garam masala. Mix and cook till tomatoes are soft and almost mushy.

Add this tomato mixture to the boiled dal-lauki mixture.

Add lemon juice and dhaniya.

Mix well and serve.

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