Thursday, November 28, 2013

Bottle Gourd with Moong dal and gram

A Vahrevah Chef recipe.  A simple dish with moong/mung dal ( split green gram  ) and louki.  I had some sprouted green gram and I thought I could give a 'healthier' twist by combining the dal and the whole gram to make the curry.  And it turned out just fine.  What can be more comforting than a plate of hot rice and this dal ?  You can have it with rotis too.. which is what we did for dinner .

Mung dal - split green gram - 1/4 cup
Whole mung - whole green gram - sprouted - 1/4 cup
Bottle gourd - peeled, de-seeded, small cubes - 3/4 cup

Onion  finely chopped- 1
Tomato chopped - 1 large
Green chilies - 1-2 nos
Garlic - 4 cloves
Ginger - 1/2 " chopped
Chili powder - 1 tsp or to taste
Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing - asafoetida - big pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Pressure cook the dal and the sprouted gram till soft.  Keep aside

In a pan, heat the oil
Add the mustard - allow to splutter
Add cumin, chopped onion, curry leaves, garlic, ginger, hing
Sauté till onions turn transparent

Then add the chopped bottle gourd, tomatoes and green chilies
Mix well.
Add a little water.  Cover and allow to cook till the bottle gourd is just tender.

Add the chili and coriander powder, salt.  Simmer
Add the cooked dal.  Simmer for a while till well blended.

Remove from heat and serve with hot rice / rotis


Some time to spare? Do leave a comment. Thanks.


Related Posts with Thumbnails