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Lauki Daal (Lentil with Bottle Gourd)

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Lauki Daal (Lentil with Bottle Gourd) is a very delicious Bihari dish. It is very healthy also as lentil is full of protein and Lauki has lot of fibre. It can be had with rice or roti.

Ingredients:

Lentil (tuvar or chana or masoor daal) half cup, Lauki about 100 gm cut into small pieces, one small onion chopped, turmeric powder and chili powder half teaspoon, salt to taste, one tomato cut into small pieces.

Procedure:

Wash the lentil and put it in a pressure cooker together with lauki, onion, tomato, turmeric and chili powder, salt and about 4-5 cups of water. Put the cooker on stove and allow to cook till 3 whistles. Then allow the pressure to ease on its own. There after add a piece of red chili, a tea spoon of cumin seeds and two pieces of garlic to one table spoon of pure ghee in a large spoon and heat on flame till it becomes brown and the add this “tadka” to the daal. You may garnish it with coriander leaves.

The delicious Bihari dish Lauki Daal is ready to serve.

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