Doodhi Dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 small - bottle gourd
  • 1/2 cup - channa dal (Bengal gram)
  • 1 tsp - coriander (finely chopped)
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • 3/4 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp - sugar
  • 3-4 small pieces of tamarind
  • 2 pinches of asafetida
  • 1/4 tsp each of mustard and cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1/2 cup - water

How to Make Doodhi Dal

  • Wash and soak the dal for 15-20 minutes.
  • Peel and chop gourd into medium-sized cubes.
  • Mix all the dry masalas in water.
  • Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan
  • Add the cumin and mustard seeds, allow to splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and asafoetida, along with the masala water.
  • Allow to simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add dal, gourd, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes till dal is tender.
  • Add sugar, tamarind, salt, and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.
  • Serve hot with chapattis, phulkas or tandoori rotis.

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