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Tata Sampann Recipes: Dudhi Chana Dal

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Tata Sampann Recipes:  Dudhi Chana Dal

Dudhi, also known as lauki or bottle gourd, features in many dishes across many Indian cuisines. It is used to make both sweet and savoury dishes. But as an everyday sabzi or curry, it rarely incites excitement amongst family members which is unfortunate as dudhi/lauki is an extremely nutritious vegetable. Along with dudhi, this recipe also uses chana dal which is full of protein and many other nutrients, which lets people enjoy chana dal benefits.

Dudhi, commonly known as lauki or bottle gourd, is a versatile vegetable that features prominently in many dishes across Indian cuisines, both sweet and savory. But as an everyday sabzi or curry, it rarely inspires excitement amongst family members which is unfortunate as dudhi/lauki is an extremely delicious vegetable. 

Fortunately, this Dudhi Chana Dal recipe is here to change that. Along with chana dal, this recipe highlights the subtle flavors of dudhi and delivers a satisfying meal. With this quick and easy recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana, you can easily add this wholesome dish to your weekly menu


  • ½ medium dudhi, peeled and cut into big cubes
  • ½ cup split Tata Sampann Chana Dal
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 5-7 curry leaves
  • 3-4 tablespoons fresh tomato puree
  • ¼ teaspoon Tata Sampann Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Tata Sampann Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Tata Sampann Garam Masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or jaggery
  • 2-3 kokum pieces
  • Finely chopped fresh coriander leaves


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, green chillies, and curry leaves. Add tomato puree and tomato and mix well. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and garam masala powder and mix well.
  2. Add chana dal and dudhi and mix well.
  3. Add salt and sugar and mix well. Add 1 cup water, and kokum pieces, and mix well. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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