Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lauki Chana Dal ki Sabji-Bottle Gourd Chana Dal Recipe(curry)-Bottle Gourd Recipes

This is a very simple and easy curry prepared with bottle gourd and lentils. Though I love cooking, I do not like to slog in the kitchen for hours, so many of my recipes are easy to prepare and takes very less time. This lauki channa dal sabji can be prepared in just 20 minutes.  We mostly have rotis for dinner, so I always make a variety of sabjis which is evident from the collection of side dish recipes for chapati in this space. This is one of my favorite lauki curry which I learn't from a friend long time back. As I have added chana dal, it is healthy, filling and protein packed. With whole wheat rotis, it makes a complete meal. Today let us learn how to make lauki chana dal curry (dudhi chana dal curry) following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Lauki Chana Dal ki Sabji-Bottle gourd chana dal curry

Lauki Chana Dal ki Sabji-Bottle Gourd Chana Dal Curry

Lauki Chana Dal ki Sabji-Bottle Gourd Chana Dal Curry

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 3-4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Side Dish for Chapati
 Recipe CuisineNorth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Bottle Gourd-Lauki- 3 cups chopped
   Bengal gram dal-Channa dal-1/3cup
   Onion -1/2 cup chopped
   Green chillies -2 slit
   Tomato -1 or 1/2 cup chopped
   Ginger-Garlic Paste
   Salt needed

  Spice Powder

   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Chilli Powder -1 tsp
   Garam masala powder or kitchen king masala- 3/4 tsp
   Dry Mango Powder/amchur powder -1/2 tsp

  For the seasoning

   Oil -3 tbsp
   Cumin seeds -1 tsp
   Red Chilli -1

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves (finely chopped)


Peel the skin and cut bottle gourd into cubes. Chop onion and tomatoes finely. Slit green chillies.

Wash and soak chana dal (kadalai paruppu) for 2 hours.


In a small cooker or pressure pan, heat oil, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add hing and red chillies.

Then add chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves.

Saute until onions turn transparent. Then add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, amchur powder, kitchen king masala and salt needed.

Saute for a few seconds, then add chopped bottle gourd, channa dal and mix well.

Add 3/4 cup of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker, mix the contents and simmer for 5-6 minutes.You can adjust the consistency of the gravy as preferred.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with parathas or chapati.

This recipe is pretty simple with full of flavors and goodness.

Lauki Chana Dal Subzi-Bottle gourd chana dal gravy

More Bottle Gourd Recipes

Lauki Sabji 

Lauki Kofta

Sorakkai Kootu (South Indian style)

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  1. It is very easyto make,very tasty to eat,very thankful to u.

  2. So easy and so tasty ... Thank you for Sharing

  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I was actually searching for a lauki sabji recipe, besides lauki kofta and sorakkai kootu.. this is just perfect!!

  4. Can we use moongdal instead of channa dal?

    1. Yes, you can use moong dal but that becomes another recipe and not lauki chana dal sabji.

  5. I follow a lot of your recipes and they turn out really tasty...but never got the chance to comment...Thank you sooo much!!

  6. Thanks for all your recipes. I follow your recipes regularly. Can we use Ash Gourd instead of bottle gourd.

  7. Tried this. Perfect with roti. Thank you:)


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