BOTTLE GOURD CURRY WITH BENGAL GRAM

BOTTLE GOURD CURRY WITH BENGAL GRAM-

INGREDIENTS-

4cups Bottle gourd, cubed in to small pieces

1cup Bengal Gram, split (Chana Dal), Soaked in the hot water

1/2tsp. Turmeric powder

1/2tsp Red chili powder

1tsp. Dry coriander powder

1green chili, chopped

1tsp. Ginger, chopped

1/2tsp. Cumin Seed

Pinch of asafetida, Optional

1tsp. Clarified Butter or Oil

Salt to taste

2tsp. Lime Juice

2tbsp. Fresh Coriander leaves, finely chopped

METHOD-

Wash 2-3 times in the running water, soaked (30min.) chana dal or Split Bengal Gram. Pressure cooks it with Cubed Bottle gourd and 1cup water. Once pressure is off, add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and mix well. In a separate fry pan heat clarified butter or oil, add cumin seeds and asafetida, cook till light brown.

Add chopped ginger and green chili in it and mix it with cooked bottle gourd and simmer it for 3-4 minutes. Remove and add lime juice and fresh coriander and serve hot.

 

 

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