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Lauki Chana (Bottle Guard or Opo Squash with Bengal Gram Lentils)

Ingredients:

Lauki (Bottle Guard or Opo Squash): one medium sized, cut into small cubes
Chana dal (Bengal gram) : ½ cup
Onion : one small sized, finely chopped
Green chilies : 2-3, finely chopped
Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds (Zeera) :  ½ tsp
Whole dry red chili: 2-3
Turmeric (Haldi) : ½ tsp
Asfoetida(heeng) : 2 to 3 pinches
Garam masala : 2-3 pinches
Roasted cumin powder (Zeera)- ½ tsp
Roasted coriander powder (Dhania) : 1 tsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Black salt (kala namak) as per taste
Salt to taste
Cooking oil

Directions:

  • Scrap skin and cut lauki into small cubes.
  • Wash and soak chana dal for one hour.
  • Heat oil in pressure cooker.
  • Add zeera and allow them to splutter.
  • Add whole red chili.
  • Saute chopped onions till they are brown.
  • Add and fry ginger and garlic paste till brown.
  • Add turmeric, heeng, salt and dhania powder.
  • Add soaked dal and stir for few minutes.
  • Add lauki and stir for few minutes.
  • Add little water (around 1 cup) and pressure cook the whole thing.
  • 1-2 whistle at medium flame would be enough. The idea is to soften both lauki and dal and not to mash up dal.
  • Stir sabji till extra water dries up.
  • Add garam masala, black salt and chopped coriander leaves when sabji dries up.
  • Serve hot with chapatis or paratha.

Serves/Makes:  2-4



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