Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Channa dal with lauki

150gm  lauki( Peel & cut into cubes)
200 g - channa dal (soaked for 30 minutes)
2-3 onions finely chopped
2  cloves
1” cinnamon stick
2 big tomatoes finely chopped
1” ginger finely chopped
4 to 5 cloves  of garlic finely chopped
1 tsp  cumin seeds
1 tsp  coriander powder
1 tsp  red chilli powder
½ tsp  turmeric powder
1-2 bay leaves
1tsp Garam masala
salt to taste
1-2 tspoil
finely chopped coriander leaves
Pressure cook the dal, lauki , salt, turmeric powder and little water.Boil the channa dal properly & Keep aside.
Heat Oil in a kadai. Add bayleaves.add cumin seeds. When it crackles, Add onions ,cloves, cinnamon, chopped ginger and garlics. Saute till the onion turns to golden brown in colour.Add the tomatoes and cook on a low flame till tender. Add coriander powder and red chilli powder. Saute till the oil appears in masala.Then pour the lauki & daal to the masala &  Mix well. Boil again for 3-4 mins & stir continuously now & then.Sprinkle some garam masla to it & switch off the flame. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with roti/ naan...

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