Bottle Gourd With Split Peas

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Simmer Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Bottle gourd - 2 cups, peeled and cut into 1 cm cubes
  • Bengal gram (channa) dal - 1/2 cup
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamon - 3 cm stick
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato - 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Bottle Gourd With Split Peas

  • Cook Bengal gram dal with 1 cup of water till soft but not mushy.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add cloves and cinnamon.
  • After a few seconds, add all the powders, asafoetida and bottle gourd pieces.
  • Add salt to taste. Cover and simmer gently till the vegetable is half cooked.
  • Add tomato and continue to cook till the vegetable is tender.
  • Add cooked dal and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Serve garnished with coriander leaves.

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