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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Dhudhi Channadal Ki Sabzi/ Bottle gourd and Bengal gram gravy

Am very happy in taking part in meenu anuty's giveaway event @ Homely food or more than that i feel very happy when i try my fellow bloggers recipes and share it here. she has a lovely blog and yummy collection of recipes. Am going cook some of my family favorite dishes from her blog and post it :) Of course all credits to meenu anuty .Today am here with a simple gravy recipe which is very easy and tastes delicious . This is a healthy recipe as it has green veggi and dal in it-" Bottle gourd channadal "  Here is meenu anuty's version of this recipe  ( click here ). Lets see all the ingredients needed and method to make this jiffy curry :)


1 cup Channa dal (split Bengal gram)
1 cup Chopped bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera) 
1 tsp Red chilli pd
1/4 tsp Cumin pd
1 tsp Dhania or coriander pd
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (haldi)
Coriander leaves for garnishing
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste


  • Wash the dal and soak in water. keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Pour in the oil into a pressure cooker and add jeera, mustard seeds , asafoetida.. After mustard and jeera splutter's, add Ginger garlic paste and saute. 
  • Now drain the water and add the soaked channa dal.
  • Add all the dry spices- red chilli pd, turmeric pd, dhania pd, cumin pd and give it a mix
  • Let it cook for 2-3 minutes, now add the bottle gourd and stir them well.
  • Add salt to taste and  2 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot with rice or chapathi.

  • This can also be made in pot but it takes time cook channa dal and lauki/ Bottle gourd . so pressure cooker makes it easy and ready with in 10 mins.
  • You can also add tomato puree and onion and make this gravy .

Thank you meenu anuty :) we loved this gravy very much .

Sending to Homely Food

Sending to Cook eat burrp and Swathi


  1. sounds easy n interesting, will try this for sure...curry looks inviting too!

  2. delicious and inviting dear

  3. recipe is easy and interesting manju

  4. Very easy and fingerlicking sabzi, prefect side dish for rotis.

  5. yes its truly easy and tasty dal.

  6. Easy dish & looking very yummy :)

  7. looks easy and delicious,will try this for sure...

  8. healthy recipe dear.. love it with roti..

  9. Yummy dal.. any day for me .


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