Lauki Chana Dal | लौकी चना दाल | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana

Simpleness at its finest, with a dash of richness … Lauki and chana prepared to sheer tenderness and tempered in ghee and light spices.


1 small bottle gourd (lauki), peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup split Bengal gram (chana dal), soaked for 1 hour
Salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
2 teaspoons coriander powder
2 green chillies, chopped
1/2 inch ginger, chopped
2 tablespoons ghee
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
A large pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
Fresh coriander sprig for garnish


1. Heat a pressure cooker. Add bottle gourd, chana dal, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, green chillies, ginger, and 1 1/2 cups water and mix well.
2. Close the lid and on medium heat till 2 whistles are released.
3. Open the cover once the pressure minimizes totally. Mash the mix lightly.
4. Heat ghee in a nonstick kadai. Add cumin seeds and once they start to alter the colour, include asafoetida and blend well.
5. Add the cooked bottle gourd mix and blend well. Add sugar and on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
6. Change the heat off, include lemon juice, coriander leaves and blend well.
7. Transfer in a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

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  1. Sir apka khana- khazana dekhkar bade huye hsi ,. Bilkul chhat puja wali dal banaye hain 🥰🙏🏻

  2. Sanjeev Sir Ji Aapka Recipe Dekhkar Bohot Accha Laga…It’s Wonderful Recipe and Mouthwatering…

  3. Sir mein gujarati hun aur aksar ye lauki or chana dal banate hai ismen hum lemon ki jagah kokam dalte hai or gud bhi dalte hain bahut testy banta hai🙏🏻

  4. Will definitely cook it for my lunch 😋. Thank you so much for sharing healthy recipe.👍

  5. Sanjeev ji it’s good recipe & I made it.I like most other your recipe without onions & garlic, vegetarian

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