Thursday, January 1, 2015

Dal with Bottle Gourd Curry


Serves : 2

Ingredients:
1. Toor dal - 1/2 cup
2. Bottle Gourd/Lauki - 1 cup chopped
3. Tomato - 1
4. Green chillies - 2
5. Garlic - 2-3 cloves
6. Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
7. Asafoetida - 2 pinch
8. Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
9. Dried red chillies - 2
10. Oil - 2 teaspoon
11. Salt to taste

Method:
1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and splutter mustard seeds.

2. Add asafoetida and dried red chillies and fry for few seconds.

3. Add crushed garlic, slit green chillies and diced tomatoes and saute for 2-3 minutes.

4. Add chopped bottle gourd, washed dal, turmeric power and salt to taste.

5. Add enough water(around 1 cup) and pressure cook for 5-6 whistles.

This simple and healthy curry can be served with rice.

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