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Lauki Chana Dal - Soupy Lentils With Bottle Gourd

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Lauki Chana Dal - Soupy Lentils With Bottle Gourd

Ingredients

  • 1 small lauki/bottle gourd, 3 – 3.5 cups peeled and chopped
  • 1 large tomato, about 3/4 – 1 cup chopped
  • 3/4 cup chana dal/split bengal gram
  • 2 tablespoon ghee or melted butter if you do not have ghee (use oil for a vegan version)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • a generous pinch of good quality hing/asafoetida
  • 1 – 2 hot green chili pepper, like thai bird
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder, (freshly ground preferred – use a small coffee grinder to make about 1/2 cup and store the extra in an air tight container)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • red chili powder /cayenen/parika to taste
  • approx. 3-4 cups water (adjust to how thick or soupy you want the consistency to be)
  • fresh lemon juice to sprinkle before serving
  • fresh cilantro/coriander or any fresh herb you want to use
  • optional (a sprinkle of chaat masalafor extra flavor)
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Published 2014-09-09 15:28:05 (2 years ago).

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