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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bottle Gourd with Split Bengal Gram (Lauki Chana Dal)


Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special

Bottle Gourd with Split Bengal Gram (Lauki Chana Dal)
(Sorakaaya Senagapappu) (Doodhi Chana nu Shaak)
Serves 2

Ingredients: 
Bottle Gourd (Lauki)- ½ Cup
Split Bengal Gram (Chana Dal)- ½ Cup
 

Mix of Olive Pomace Oil & Ghee- 2 Tsp.
Cumin Seeds (Jeera)- ½ Tsp.
Hing- a Pinch

Onion- 1 Medium, Finely Chopped

Ginger-Garlic Paste- 1- ½ Tsp.
Tomato- 1 Medium, Finely Chopped 

Green Chillies- 2, Finely Chopped

Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder (Kuti hui Lal Mirch)- 1 Tsp.
Turmeric Powder (Haldi)- ½ Tsp.
Coriander Powder- 2 Tsp.
Cumin Powder- 1 Tsp.
Salt- To Taste
Fresh Coriander Leaves- 2 Tbsp., Finely Chopped

Method: 
Heat Oil in a Pressure Pan
Add Jeera, Hing & Sauté on Low Flame
Add Onion, Ginger Garlic Paste & Sauté till they turn Golden
Add Tomatoes & Sauté till they turn Tender
Add Tomato Puree & Mix Well
Add the Dry Masalas (Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder & Salt) along with little water
Use the Bhunno Technique to fry the Masalas
Add Lauki, Chana Dal & Mix Well with the Masalas
Add Water, Cover & Pressure Cook for about 2 Whistles
Garnish with Chopped Coriander Leaves
Serve Hot with Phulka, Set Curd & Roasted Papad!


Tips:
Can Add Garam Masala Powder after the Lauki & Chana Dal are both Pressure Cooked for some strong flavors

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