Bottle gourd chana dal stir fry

Stir fry with bottle gourd/ lauki/ surakkai and chana dal. It’s a good side dish to have with Rice or chapati. it’s so simple to make.

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Let’s see how to make this recipe.

Preparation Time : 15 mins

Cooking Time : 20 mins

Serves : 3


Bottle gourd – 2 cup( chopped)

Chana dal – 1/3 cup

Oil – 1.5 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Onion – 1(chopped)

Dried Red chilli – 2

Curry leaves – a few

Tomato – 1(small size, chopped)

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Water – 1/2 cup


1.Wash and soak Chana dal in water for about 15 to 20 mins. Peel the skin and Chop the bottle gourd into small pieces.

2.Heat oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, chopped onions, dried red chillies, soaked chana dal, curry leaves, chopped tomatoes and saute them well for 2 minutes. Then add the chopped bottle gourd, salt. Mix well.

3. Add Turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala. Mix well. Add some water. Cover and cook until the veggie is cooked.

Bottle gourd chana dal stir fry is ready.

Serve with Rice or chapathi.

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