January 20, 2016

Lauki chana dal sabzi in pressure cooker, bottle gourd curry

Lauki chana dal sabzi in pressure cooker recipe  - Lauki chana dal sabzi is a simple and easy to prepare side dish for Indian flat breads. This sabzi doesn't need any grinding process. The best part is that it can be prepared in pressure cooker. Once you have tempered everything in the pressure cooker and take a few whistles, delicious side dish will be ready to serve. I often make it to serve with parathas, chapatis, jowar roti, bajra roti, rice flour roti, finger millet roti etc. This is a hassle free sabzi which can  be prepared quickly. By following the below given easy steps, the lauki and chana dal in combination with mild spices make a delicious sabzi.

lauki chana dal sabzi image

Lauki Chana Dal Sabzi


Prep time : 10 mins                                                                                                          
Cook time : 20 mins  
Total time : 30 mins
Recipe type : Side dish  
Cuisine : North Indian  
Yield : Serves  3 - 4
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients  (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 3/4 cup chana dal / bengal gram dal
  • 500 grams bottle gourd / lauki / sorekayi
  • 1 heaped tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 heaped tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 heaped tsp salt or as required
  • 1 cup water
  • Fistful of chopped coriander leaves / cilantro

For the Tempering
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida / hing powder.

Method
  1. Rinse and soak the chana dal for about 5 hours. Drain water and set aside. 
  2. Wash and peel the bottle gourd. Cut into small pieces and set aside. 
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add the mustard seeds. When they crackle, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida powder. Saute until aromatic. 
  4. Add the bengal gram dal and bottle gourd pieces. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, jeera powder, garam masala and salt. Saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add a cup of water and cover the cooker with lid. Take two whistles and switch off the flame. 
  6. When the pressure releases, remove the lid. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well. 
  7. Serve lauki chana dal sabzi hot with parathas, chapatis, jowar roti, bajra roti, rice flour roti, finger millet roti etc.

Lauki and chana dal sabzi in pressure cooker recipe with step by step pictures


bottle gourd
  • Rinse and soak the chana dal for about 5 hours. Drain water and set aside.

soaked chana dal

  • Wash and peel the bottle gourd. Cut into small pieces and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and make a tempering with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and hing.

tempering with mustard seeds, jeera and hing

  •  Add the bengal gram dal and bottle gourd pieces.

add chana dal and lauki

  • Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, jeera powder, garam masala and salt. Saute for 2 minutes.

add all masala

  • Add a cup of water and cover the cooker with lid. Take two whistles and switch off the flame. When the pressure releases, remove the lid.

add water and pressure cook

  • Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

add cilantro and mix

  • Serve lauki chana dal sabzi hot with parathas, chapatis, jowar roti, bajre ki roti, rice flour roti, finger millet roti etc.

lauki chanadal sabzi is ready to serve

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3 comments:

  1. yummy channa dal and lauki..sabji..

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  2. Nice recipe . Will try sometimes

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