Lauki Chana Dal Recipe | Dudhi Chana Dal | High Protein Bottle Gourd Lentil Curry

Nutritious and simple to make, Lauki Chana Dal is a perfect recipe that you can make on a busy day for your everyday meals. Serve it along with Aloo Simla Mirch Ki Sabzi, Bhakri and Palak Raita for a weekday lunch or dinner.

Archana Doshi
Lauki Chana Dal Recipe | Dudhi Chana Dal |  High Protein Bottle Gourd Lentil Curry
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Lauki Chana Dal is a nutritious recipe that combined the Bottle Gourd and lentils making it a perfect dish for a wholesome lunch or dinner. Lauki is also known as Doodhi or Giya and one of my favorite dishes while growing up.

In the South, we make Kootu with the Lauki that was cooked along with lentils and coconut. When I got married I noticed many similarities with this dish and Kootu. Both used bengal gram and bottle gourd; only that the flavors and textures were different and in no time Dudhi Chana Dal became my favorite as well.

Serve Lauki Chana Dal along with Aloo Simla Mirch Ki Sabzi, Bhakri and Palak Raita for a weekday lunch or dinner.

Did you know: Most pulses have a low glycemic index. Have a bowl of channa dal, moong dal, rajma or Kabuli channa with fresh vegetables as a meal by itself. It helps keep blood sugar in control. Most pulses have a low glycemic index. Have a bowl of channa dal, moong dal, rajma or kabuli channa with vegetables as a meal by itself. It helps keep blood sugar in control.

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If you like this recipe, here are some more Dal Recipes that you can make for your everyday meals:

  1. Urad Ki Sukhi Dal Recipe (Spicy Dry Urad Dal)
  2. Bengali Style Lau die Tetor Dal (Yellow Moong Dal with Bitter Gourd & Bottle Gourd)
  3. Dal Banjara Recipe (Langar Wali Dal)
  4. Dal Dhokli Recipe With Sprouted Moong Dal

Course: Side Dish
Diet: Diabetic Friendly
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

60 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

    For Chana Dal
  • 1 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) , soaked in water for 2 hours
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Water , as needed for cooking
  • For Lauki Sabzi
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , grated
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 Tomato , finely chopped
  • 1 Bottle gourd (lauki) , peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder , adjust according to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Jaggery
  • 1 Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch, chopped
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients for Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies

How to make Lauki Chana Dal Recipe | Dudhi Chana Dal | High Protein Bottle Gourd Lentil Curry

  1. To begin making the Lauki Chana Dal Sabzi Recipe, soak the chana Dal in 2-1/2 cups of water for 3 to 4 hours.

  2. First cook the channa in the pressure cooker. Place the soaked chana dal in the pressure cooker along with enough water such that the water is at least 2 inches above the dal.

  3. Sprinkle some salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles about 15 minutes and turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally.

  4. Next step is to cook the lauki in the pressure cooker. Heat a little ghee over medium heat, add the bay leaf, ginger, green chilli, tomato, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt, jaggery and give it a stir.

  5. Saute until the tomatoes soften. Add the peeled and chopped lauki/ bottle gourd along with 1/4 cup of water and give it a stir.  Pressure cook the lauki for about 2 whistles and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally.

  6. Add the cooked chana dal to the cooked lauki and give it a brisk boil.  Check the salt and spices in the Lauki Chana Dal and adjust to suit your taste.

  7. The next step is to make the seasoning for the lauki chana dal. Heat a small pan with ghee; add the cumin seeds and red chilies. Roast for a couple seconds and turn off the heat.

  8. Pour the seasoning into the Lauki Chana Dal / Dudhi Chana Dal, stir in the chopped coriander leaves and serve warm.

  9. Serve Lauki Chana Dal along with Aloo Simla Mirch Ki SabziBhakri and Palak Raita for a weekday lunch or dinner.

Last Modified On Wednesday, 15 July 2020 17:48
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