LAO GHONTO (Bottle Gourd with moong dal)

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INGREDIENTS:
Bottle Gourd/Lao/Lauki (cut in small pieces)- 1
Moong Dal (yellow) – 1 cup
Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Whole dry red chili – 1
Bay Leaf – 2
Green Chili (slit) – 2
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tsp

METHOD:
Dry roast the moong dal till golden brown and keep aside.
Take a pan heat oil and add jeera,halved whole red chili,bay leaf let it splutter.Now add Lao (Bottle Gourd/Lauki) , green chili,salt,sugar,turmeric powder,mix it well and cover it.Cook it on slow flame till the dal and lao cooked thoroughly.Don’t add water and stir occasionally.
Serve hot with steamed rice.