Category Archives: Indian Dal (Lentil)

LAU DIYE MOOGER DAL (Bottle gourd with moong daal)


Yellow Moong daal – 1 cup
Lau/Bottle gourd/ Lauki(cut in big cubes) – (1/2 Kg)
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Bay leaves – 2
Whole dry red chili – 2
Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Boil moong dal,lau,turmeric,salt in a vessel untill dal and lau cooked nicely.
Now take a pan and heat oil,add jeera,whole chili,bay leaves let it splutter then pour the cooked dal in.Adjust the seasoning and let it boil for 15-20 minutes.
Serve hot with Steamed rice.



Chana daal(soaked in water for 1 hr) – 1 cup
Chopped spinach – 2 cup
Chopped onion – 1 medium
Chopped garlic – 2 tbsp
Chopped green chili – 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Chopped tomato – 1 medium
Oil – 2 tsp
Ghee – 2 tsp
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Take pan and add soaked daal,spinach,salt,turmeric powder and boil untill daal and spinach cooked.Then,keep aside.
Now heat oil in a pan add chopped garlic saute it for 3-4 minutes then add chopped onion and green chili
saute it for another 5-8 minutes.Then add tomato,turmeric powder,red chili powder,sugar cook it for 8- 10 minutes.After that add cooked daal and let it boil.Adjust seasoning and add ghee let it melt.Boil it for another 10-15 minutes.
Serve hot with steamed rice or chapati.