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.
As one of the lowest calorie vegetables with just 14 calories per 100g, bottle gourd a healthy vegetable. It is modest source of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that helps the human body scavenge harmful free radicals. It is easy to digest and beneficial for people who suffer from indigestion. In Ayurveda, bottle gourd is advocated for treatment of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, flatulence, liver diseases, weight loss and other conditions. Along with chana dal benefits, bottle gourd is the other main ingredient in this recipe - rich in B complex vitamins such as B1, B2 and B3. It contains protein and high amount of fiber. It is also a good option of diabetics.
In this video, learn a quick and simple recipe to make Dudhi Chana Dal from Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana. This easy recipe is full of flavour and nutrition, and it will soon become a regular in your every week’s 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, kokum pieces and mix well. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes.
4. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.
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