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Lau diye Bhaja Muger Dal (Split Green Gram-Bottle Gourd Curry - Bengali Style)

Lau diye Bhaja Muger Dal (Split Green Gram-Bottle Gourd Curry - Bengali Style)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 50

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1/2 cup moong dal (split green gram), dry roasted & soaked for 30 minutes

  • 1 cup bottle gourd, cubed

  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil

  • 1 tsp. panch phoron

  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida

  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated

  • 1-2 bay leaves

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp. roasted cumin powder

  • 2 green chilies, slit

  • 1 tsp. ghee

  • 1 tsp. coriander leaves, chopped

Directions

  • 01

    Pressure cook the roasted moong dal along with 1 cup water, bottle gourd pieces and 1 tsp. oil for 4-5 whistles.

  • 02

    Heat remaining oil in a pan and temper with cumin seeds / panch phoron, asafoetida, bay leaves and ginger. Saute for a few seconds.

  • 03

    Add the boiled dal, slit green chilies and all the dry spices. Adjust water according to the consistency preferred. Bring it to a boil and simmer on a low flame for 2 minutes.

  • 04

    When done, switch off the flame. Add ghee and coriander leaves. Give it a stir and enjoy with either rice or chapati for a wholesome simple meal.

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