Monday, December 3, 2007

Bottle Gourd-Bengal gram( Lauki-Chana Dal)

In Gujarat we call Dudhi chana nu Shaak.


1-cup soaks Bengal gram (Soak 1 hour)
2-cup chopped Bottle gourd (Lauki/White gourd)

Ingredients for temper:

2-tbsp oil
1\2-tbsp garlic+ red chilli paste
1\2-tbsp mustard seeds
1\2-tbsp cumin seeds

Ingredients for masala:
1\2-tbsp turmeric powder
1\2-tbsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste.

Step 1: Drain the excess water from chana dal(Bengal Gram) and keep it aside.

Step 2: Heat the oil in cooker.
Step 3: Add the mustard seed and cumin seed in it. When they are pop up then add garlic red chilli paste in it.

Step 4: Add soak chana dal in it.

Step 5: Add chopped bottle gourd(Lauki), turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt to taste.

Step 6: Mix well and add little water (half cup) in it and closed the cooker lid.

Step 7: Cook up to three vishal of cooker.

Step 8: Let it cool for 5 minutes and after that garnish with coriander leaves.

Step 9: Serve hot with Bajri Rotala and green chilli pickle.

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The reipe looks cool...:)

Vcuisine said...

Kajal as usual your touch is there. Viji

rama said...

Hi Kajal,
Dhuthi chana nu shaak is a very good side dish not only for roti but even with sambhar rice. I use to prepare it often but i havent pressure cooked. I have to pressure cook so that it looks so nicely cooked in the photo.


Laavanya said...

Kajal.. I love this combination but make it differently... I like the addition of chilli-garlic in yours. :)

Richa said...

shaak saras lagey che, kajal!

Manasi said...

I make similar bahji, but without the garlic!! Will try this version too!

satya said...

Hi Kajal,saw the simple yet interesting recipe and immediately tried.The addition of garlic-red chilli paste made this subji deliciously different.Thank you for sharing.

Rajitha said...

kajal..we have something like this..a lil different tho and we call it the way u have presented this :)

SMN said...

Kajal very nice recipe..

Cynthia said...

If I get bottle gourd at the market tomorrow, I'm going to try making this.

DEEPA said...

wow!!!i missed many things in your blog...all of them look awesome and very tasty ....

Meera said...

Dudhi Chana nu shaak ekdum saras chhe.

Kajal said...

Hello Raks Kitchen,

Thanks for visiting my blog my dear. Good Day.:)))

Kajal said...

Hey Viji,

Thanks a lot. In this winter days I am busy with some function of our college sport team so I don’t get much time but you are always comment me and give the reason of smile with your lovely cute words.:))

Kajal said...

Hi Rama,

Thanks for your lovely words my dear. Yes without pressure cooker you cook this curry and also very nice taste but some time in less time we cook fast in pressure cooker. So I cook in pressure cooker. I also like the curry without pressure cooker.


Kajal said...

Hello Laavanya,

Yes in our home most of curry we use chilli garlic past and all love this taste so we use it.

Thanks for your precious words.:)

Kajal said...

Hey Richa,

Tara gujju shabdo j saras chhe. Saru bol winter ma sweet shu banviyu chhe?

Kajal said...

Hello Manasi,

Ohh....sorry my dear in winter small days I am busy with lots of event in my college so don’t get time for everyone but I miss you all. Thanks for your nice words.:))

Kajal said...

Hello Satya,

You are always well-come my dear. Thanks for your kind words with heart touch feeling.


Kajal said...

Hey Rajitha,

WOW…I know new words for this curry “Kootu”. I like to know the new words of the same curry.

Thanks for sharing with me.:))

Kajal said...


Very nice to see you here.:)
Good Day.:))

Kajal said...

Hello Cynthia,

Thanks my dear for your nice words. You are very kind person. I always feel your kindness in your words.

Good day and take care.:))

Kajal said...

Hello Deepa,

I am also busy in my entire life so not post regular in blog but I also miss lots of my dear friend and decided to start regular in blog.

Thanks for your lovely words.:))

Kajal said...

Hello Meera,

Thanks for your lovely words. So you are Gujarati my dear? I have three gujarati friend in my blog. Have a nice day.:))

Mansi Desai said...

dudhi-chanal dal nu shaak is my hubby's favourite:) we make it almost once a week, but i never thought about posting the recipe on my blog:D duh!!

your shaak looks nice kajal, simple and authentic:)

Meera said...

Yes Kajal, Hoo Gujarati sathe paneli chho. Etle Gujju j thayi kem? :-) Thanks for posting authentic recipes!

Kajal said...

Hi Mansi,

This is not far my dear you make this curry every week and not post in your blog if you made in some different way then post my dear so I also get new idea.

Thanks for your lovely comment.:)

Kajal said...

Hello Meera,

Are wah.....puri dyniya mathi gujarti gami gayo tane. Gujju chokrav sara cook hoy chhe ane carring pan. Tane cooking ma help kare chhe ke nahi? Thanks for your nice words my dear.

Have a nice day and Take Care.:)

Ria Patel said...

Very nice recipes ! How do yuo cut the bottle gourd in these neat triangular pieces? They look wonderful.


Kajal said...
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Kajal said...

Hi Ria Patel,

Thanks for your comment. It is very easy to cut in triangle you first cut the bottle gourd in long stripes as they looks triangle and then cut into small pieces.

You look gorgeous in your photo.
Good day :)

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