Lauki/Ghiya/Bottle Gourd with chana dal.
This dal is easy, quick, light and tastes good with both chapatis and rice. My husband is not very fond of chana dal so I don't make it that often, but on some lazy Sunday with lot of sunlight this food will make my day.
1 cup Chana Dal
1 cup Ghiya/lauki/Bottle Gourd
1 tsp Ginger-grated or crushed
2 Green chillies-chopped
1/2 tsp Turmeric pd
2 tsp Ghee
3/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
Pinch of Hing/Asafetida powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Pd
1/2 tsp Amchoor Pd
Pinch of Garam Masala Pd
Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
Wash and soak Chana dal for at least 15 minutes or more.
Peel, wash and cut lauki in to small cubes.
Pressure cook dal with lauki, turmeric pd, salt, green chillies, ginger and 1 and 1/2 cup of water. Cook it till the dal is soft and done.
Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds when they start to crackle, add hing and chilli pd. now add boiled dal in it. Mix it well and add water if needed. give it a boil and add amchoor pd and garam masala. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice or chapatis.
Labels: ghiya chane ki dal, lauki/bottle guard/ghiya, lentils