LENTILS WITH BOTTLE GOURD recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups channa daal (yellow split peas)
  • 2 tsp garlic and ginger, chopped
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ bottle gourd (lauki/ ghiya), peeled and cubed
  • 2 black cardamom pods ( moti elaichi)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 3-4 cloves (laung)
  • 2 tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds ( jeera)
  • ½ tsp asafetida (hing)
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Instructions

In a pressure cooker or open pot add the daal with 6 cups of water.

Add the chopped lauki, cardamom pods, cinnamon, cloves, 1 tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste.

Cook this until the lentils are soft ( about ½ hour) and set aside.

In a wok or kadai, heat 2 tbs oil.

Add the asafetida and jeera.

Add chopped onions and stir for 5 minutes.

Add 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp turmeric, chili powder and salt.

Cook for about a 2 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes.

Add this mixture to the cooked lentils.

Bring the lentils to a boil and slowly simmer for about 10 – 15 minutes.

Remove from heat, garnish with cilantro and serve hot.
  

12 Mar 2013     721 views     Vegetarian       Pulses > Lentils

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