Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dal with Gourd

This was made with Snake Gourd ( a tropical/subtropical vine) . It can be substituted by most vegetables. Normally, this is made with grated coconut, but since it was not available, the man, improvised the recipe and the result was great. I have recorded it for future use

Snake Gourd - 200 gms
Tomatoes - 2 large
Tuvar Dal ( Red gram dal) - 50 gms
Moong Dal ( Green gram dal) - 25 gms
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste.
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Roast and grind to coarse powder:
Channa dal - chick pea - 2 tbsp
Dhania or coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
Red chili - 5-6
Pepper corns - 4-5
Jeera ( cumin) - 1 tsp

Pressure cook the tuvar and moong dal till soft.
Take oil in a wok, add the mustard, allow to splutter add curry leaves.
Add the diced tomatoes and saute
Add the cut snake gourd,turmeric powder and allow to cook .
When the vegetable turns slightly tender, add the coarsely ground powder
Add salt to taste.
Allow to simmer and remove from heat.


  1. Wow thats wonderful and healthy dal.

  2. Looks nice n yummy..keep em ready..I'll be home soon!

  3. Gosh that looks good! Snake gourd? Never heard of it here....but that is some great looking dish you made there!

  4. My 1st visit here ...u have a nice collection of recipes ...Keep on going ...if time gets make a stop in my blog too...


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