Bottle Gourd Dal

Bottle Gourd is a very healthy vegetable and adding it to the dal recipe enhances the taste of the dal to the double. I have learnt this recipe from my mother. This dal is very simple to cook and hardly takes any time or any special skills. One can serve this dal with plain rice or even rotis, I am sure everybody will like this recipe. If you like to eat it spicy, you can add red chili powder too along with the turmeric powder. Here I am sharing my recipe of Bottle Gourd Dal.

Time for Preparation : 10 minutes
Time for Cooking : 20 minutes
Serves 4 people  

Ingredients for Bottle Gourd Dal

1 cup Masoor Dal (red lentils)
1 cup Moong Dal (green gram)
1 small Bottle Gourd
1 big Tomato (cut into pieces)
1 big Onion (sliced)
1 dried Red Chili
½ tsp Turmeric powder
2 tbsp Mustard Oil
Salt to taste
4 cups of Water

How to make Bottle Gourd Dal

Mix and wash both the dals together and keep it aside.

Peel the bottle gourd and cut them into cubes.

Heat the mustard oil in a deep bottom vessel.

Now add the dried red chili and the sliced onion and sauté.

Add the dal now into the wok and keep sauting on a medium flame.

Now add the cubed bottle gourd and sauté.

Add the tomatoes now and keep sauting.

Now add turmeric powder

Add salt as required.

Saute everything well for 2 minutes.

Add the water now.

Cook the dal till everything is cooked well.

Delicious Bottle Gourd Dal is now ready.

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