Bengali Lau Die Tetor Dal Recipe - Yellow Moong Dal With Bitter Gourd & Bottle Gourd
Bengali Lau Die Tetor Dal Recipe, a delicious Dal which is filled with the goodness of vegetables like bitter gourd and bottle gourd. Serve it along with Steamed Rice and Aloo Parwal Sabzi for a delicious Bengali style lunch.
Bengali Lau Die Tetor Dal Recipe is a traditional Bengali dal recipe usually made during the summer season. This dal recipe great way to include bottle gourd and bitter gourd in your diet. Lau die Tetor Dal is a very healthy and light dal made without onion and garlic but is flavored with green chilies, ginger and mustard oil.
Did you know: Bitter gourd contains certain chemicals that are like insulin which help to reduce blood sugar levels. Bitter gourd is not like most medicinal drugs, which are effective only in one target organ or tissue; rather, it influences glucose metabolism all over the body.
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- 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
- 1 Karela (Bitter Gourd/ Pavakkai) , thinly sliced
- 1 cup Bottle gourd (lauki) , peeled and diced
- 2 Green Chillies , slit
- 1 Ginger , grated
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- Salt , to taste
- 2 tablespoons Mustard oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 Green Chilli , slit
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Mustard oil
How to make Bengali Lau Die Tetor Dal Recipe - Yellow Moong Dal With Bitter Gourd & Bottle Gourd
To begin making the Bengali Lau Die Tetor Dal Recipe, first wash and soak the moong dal in water for 10 to 15 minutes.
Cook the dal in pressure cooker along with 2-1/2 cups of water bottle gourd, salt, sugar, ginger, green chilies, turmeric powder and water for 3 whistles and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally.
While dal is cooking in the pressure cooker, peel and cut the bitter gourd horizontally into rounds. Wash well and sprinkle a teaspoon of salt over the bitter gourd slices. Set aside for few minutes or till bitter gourd slices shed excess water.
Heat 2 tablespoons of mustard oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and green chillies, and saute for a few seconds.
Add the karela pieces in the oil and stir fry the karela until it is cooked through. Turn off the heat and set aside.
Open the lid of the pressure cooker and add water to adjust the consistency of the dal.
Add the cooked dal to the bitter gourd and give it a stir. Check the salt and adjust to taste accordingly.
Give the Lau Die Tetor Dal a brisk boil for about a minute and turn off the heat. Transfer the Lau Die Tetor Dal to a serving bowl and serve hot.
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