Chana Dal With Bottle Gourd

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Chana Dal With Bottle Gourd


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :2 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 2 Hr 20 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 cup Chana lentils

  • 1/2 cup chopped bottle gourd/Lauki

  • 1 tsp chopped green chilly

  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger

  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

  • 1 tsp or to taste salt

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/4 1/4 tsp red chilly powder

  • 1/4 tsp gram masala

  • 1/8 tsp asafoetodia

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1" cinnamon

  • 2 cloves

  • 5 whole black pepper

  • 1 lemon (juice)

  • 1 pinch sugar

  • 1 tbsp 1 tsp Desi ghee

  • 1/2 tbsp melted butter

  • 2 cup water or as needed


  • Wash chana lentils and soaked in 2 glass of water for 2 hours. Keep aside
  • Then take a pressure cooker put in chana lentils and bottle gourd.
  • Add ginger,green chilly, salt, turmeric powder, gram masala and 2 cup of water. Mix well. Close the lid and cook on high flame until one whistle. Turn the flame on medium heat. get three whistles more. turn off the heat. Now open the lid after 5 minutes. sauteed and keep aside
  • Add 1 tbsp desi ghee in a wok and heat on medium flame. Combine all ingredients bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, whole black pepper & asafoetodia. Saute and then it cracked add red chilly powder, tomato and sugar. Mix well. Keep aside.
  • On low flame stir continously and cook it until turns in mushy.
  • Add cooked chana dal . Saute and cook for a minute. Turn off the heat. Pour chana dal into serving bowl. Now mix butter .
  • Take a tadka pan , heat on low flame, put into 1 tsp desi ghee add 1/4 tsp red chilly powder. Stir continuously for 10 seconds. Turn off the heat. Now red chilly ghee is ready for garnishing.
  • " Chana Lentils and Bottle Gourd " is ready to serve. On serving time mix lemon juice, coriander leaves and garnish with red chilly ghee.
  • Enjoy !!