Monday, August 15, 2011

Lauki Moongdal Curry/Bottle gourd in Lentil Gavy


Ingredients
  1. Bottle gourd/Lauki    1 and 1/2 cups(Peeled n chopped)
  2. Moongdal/Yellow lentil     1/2 cup
  3. Chana dal    3 tbsp
  4. Onion   1 small(finely chopped)
  5. Tomato    1 medium(chopped)
  6. Chilli powder   1 tsp
  7. Coriander powder   2 tsp
  8. Cumin powder    1/2 tsp
  9. Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
  10. Salt   to taste
To Temper
  1. Oil   1-2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp
  4. Fennel seeds   1/4 tsp
  5. Hing    1/4 tsp
  6. Dry red chilli    2 no.s
  7. Curry leaves    1 twig
To grind
  1. Coconut    1/4 cup(shredded)
  2. Green chilies    3 no.s
  3. Cumin seeds    1/2 tsp
  4. Turmeric powder    a pinch
Method
Some of the pictures were deleted by my kids while i am editing :( so plz excuse me with the step wise pictures...

  • Cook moongdal with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 2-3 cups of water,mash lightly n keep aside.
  • Soak chana dal in hot water for 15 minutes and then drain it n keep aside.
  • Grind all the ingredients together under"to grind" to a smooth paste n keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add the tempering ingredients one by one and wait till splutter n then add onion and saute till translucent.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes and and saute till tender and then add chopped lauki n soaked chana dal,followed by chilli,coriander n cumin powder.
  • Stir fry the vegs with the dry powder for 1-2 minutes and then add cooked n mashed moongdal.
  • Add enough salt n little water(to desired consistency) mix everything well and allow to boil.
  • When the lauki moongdal mixture starts boiling add the coconut paste and cook in medium heat till the raw smell leaves.
  • Lastly add some finely chopped cilantro n switch off the flame.
  • It's done...Lauki moongdal curry is ready to serve.This goes very well with chapathi,dosa n hot steamed rice also.I love this with chapathi n dosa.

Notes:
Can try this curry with other vegs also like chayote,turnip,radish etc.
Coconut paste is optional but it gives nice taste n flavor.
Adjust the chilli powder n green chillies to your taste n spice level.the above measurement will give a mild spice curry perfect with rotis n dosa.

Linking this recipe to the ongoing event,Iftar nights @ Jabeen's corner .

27 comments:

  1. :-) Nice one. I love this rice and my Hubby loves this with roti..

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  2. Thank you Uma...yeah its perfect with rotis n rice also...

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  3. its a healthy n lovely curry dear, thanks for trying out kurma and happy that u liked it :)

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  4. This looks delicious...love with roti..

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  5. Kootu is my favorite .. looks good Sangee.

    Vardhini

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  6. @vardhini...purposely i didn't mention this recipe as kootu,but u smart got it :) but this doesn't taste like regular kootu n perfect with rotis than rice thats y named it as curry :)

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  7. My mom do make a curry similar to this which I love.But so far I didn't have the recipe,now I can make this yummy curry without calling up my Mom.Thank you dear.

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  8. Healthy and yummy sabzi..love this with roti..YUMM!!

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  9. awesome recipe dear..thanks for sharing!

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  10. flavourful bottle gourd curry looks wonderful

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  11. i love this with chappathi... amma used to prepare similar kind of dal ... it tastes so good...

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  12. We make it in a similar way,urs sounds great,can have both with rice and roti!

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  13. Very healthy, yummy and delicious dal. Perfect with roti. Nice presentation.

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  14. Nice comforting and flavourful recipe

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  15. Healthy & delicious kootu!!!!'
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  16. my fav. looks healthy and tempting

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  17. Lauki and moong dal are a good combo..looks good

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  18. Nice and healthy.. Its good to use bottle gourd,turnip,radish in this type of curries as it is mostly avoided..

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  19. Ultimate combo, lauki & moong works out wonder together, can have it with anything..

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  20. Hi Sangee, You are my blog hop pal for this week and I'm browsing your blog for the last 1 hour. You have got so many yummy recipes, I'm confused what to try for the event :-) You have a really nice blog with lot of tamilnadu dishes which I like.

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  21. super curry,perfect for roti...my mom also makes it in a similar way!!

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  22. very nice and healthy recipe...I make this with chana dal..Moong dal will be a nice change..

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  23. A true comfort food ~ love the look of it n it is making me hungry instantly :))
    USMasala

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  24. This is my absolute favorite recipe to do with lauki, delicious pictures :)

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