Friday, May 18, 2012

Lauki Chana Dal Recipe | Sorakaya Senagapappu Kura | Bottlegourd Chana Dal

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I usually make either paratha or kofta or akki roti with bottle gourd as TH does not prefer bottle gourd in curries.As my in-laws are here now I had a chance to prepare this curry for lunch .I like the slight sweet taste of the vegetables like bottle gourd,ridge gourd after they get cooked and chana dal adds a nice bite when cooked.This is a simple recipe which goes well with rice and roti.
Lauki chana dal Recipe | Sorakaya Senagapappu Kura:
(Serves 4)


1 medium Bottle gourd(roughly 2 1/2 cups chopped)
1/2 cup Chana dal
2 medium Onions,chopped
2 Tomatoes,finely chopped
2-3 Green chillies,slit
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
3/4 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala (optional)
a sprig of Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
a pinch of Asafoetida
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
  • Soak chana dal for 1 hr.Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a small pressure cooker or thick kadai and crackle mustard seeds.
  • Add hing,slit green chillies and curry leaves and fry for 30-40 secs.
  • Add chopped onions and fry until they are translucent.
  • Add chopped bottle gourd pieces and fry for 2-3 mins.Add chopped tomatoes and soaked chana dal and again saute for a minute.
  • Add coriander powder,red chili powder,garam masala,turmeric powder and salt fry for a minute.
  • Add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles.If you are using kadai cover it and cook for 8-10 mins until bottle gourd is cooked.Chana dal should be firm to touch but it should be cooked.
  • once the pressure is down(if using cooker) cook on high flame for a minute or two and switch off the flame.
Serve it hot with Rice/Roti.

  • You can replace bottle gourd with ridge gourd or white pumpkin and follow the same recipe.


Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious kura....we love this

Akila said...

Looking very delicious.... If you like you can add to the ongoing event Dish name starts with L....

Event: Dush name starts with L

Shobha said...

Nice curry..I make it the same way too..

Pavithra Elangovan said...

I love this combo too.. love it :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love this combo.. In fact only way I will happily eat lauki...
such great clicks...

Tina said...


Only Fish Recipes said...

delicious curry...I want to hav this with chapattis...

Suja Manoj said...

Love this combo,the curry looks awesome.

anjana said...

Delicious and healthy..I often make this..

Unknown said...

this is my favorite combo of veggie and dal going together.

Unknown said...

Perfect comfort meal in a bowl, I can eat it without rice also with that consistency.

Archana said...

Looks delicious.

FewMinute Wonders said...

Healthy, colorful and delicious.

Vidhya said...

I am bookmarking this one.. looks perfect

Spice up the Curry said...

yummy curry. looks very good

Raksha said...

yummy curry and healthy one

Priya Suresh said...

I do quite often this dal.. love simply with rice and papads.

Uma said...

Looks so tempting. Nice dish.

Anonymous said...

at what stage do you put the ginger garlic paste .. jai

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