Lauki or bottle-gourd is generally not liked by people but this one just exception…
this dish well goes with chapati n rice….
1 medium lauki peeled and cut into cube size
1/2 cup chana dal
1 medium onion big cubes
2 medium tomatoes big cubes
2 green chili chopped
1 inch ginger
2 garlic cloves
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 n 1/2 tsp oil
1/8 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
Soak chana dal for 1 hour.
Heat 1/2 tsp oil n add cumin seeds, after 30 sec add onion,tomatoes,green chili, ginger n garlic,saute for 2-3 min.
Now make it cool down n grind it to a smooth paste.
Heat the rest 1 tsp oil and add the paste,stir till masala start loosing oil.
Add all spices to this.Now add water,lauki n chanadal. Stir properly.
Cover the lid for 3-4 min n let it cook for 10-15 min in medium flame.In between stir it 3-4 times.(If u want to get it quickly done pressure cook lauki n chanadal for 2 sitis)
But in pan it gives more taste… check whether lauki n chandal weel cooked or not.
Garnish with coriander leaves.Serve hot with chaptati or rice…