Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lauki channa daal (Bottle gourd and bengal gram lentil curry)

Assalamo alaikum,

As a Muslim our believe is" there is no God but Allah and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)" and with this believe we love our prophet actually all the prophets including Jesus "Prophet Essa"
And follow their teachings.

Its been said that Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) loved "Bottle gourd"so we love it too and also being a vegetable this one has lots of nutritious value , no wonder our beloved Prophet loved it !!
Today im making one of my favorite dish which healthy and tasty as well!!



1 medium sized lauki or bottle gourd
1 cup chana daal or yellow lentil soaked in water for 2-3 hrs
1 medium sized onion sliced thinly
1 tsp garlic paste
1 ginger paste
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
3-4 whole red chilies
2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro chopped
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 tbsp oil


peel and slice bottle gourd into cubes

on a medium high heat ,heat the oil

add whole red chillies and cumin seeds for a few seconds

add sliced onion and cook until softened

now add garlic and ginger paste and cook until fragrant

its time for spices add red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt don't add garam masala yet and cook a few seconds

now drain water out of chana daal and with cubed lauki add it too onion mixture

stir fry on high heat for 2-3 minutes

add water enough to cover the daal and lauki

cook until daal and lauki both are tender for 15-20 mins

sprinkle cilatnro and garam masala powder and simmer on low heat

serve with white rice or naan and enjoy!!