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Masala Chana Dal With Lauki Recipe


Masala Chana Dal With Lauki – Wholesome and scrumptious dish combining various health benefits of dal and vegetable.

I never liked this dal in my hostel days but recently tried it at my sister’s place and liked it . So finally, I decided to cook it at home and to my surprise, I loved it so much that I repeated it again in the same week. 

It is completely fuss-free recipe and gets prepared within 30 minutes.

Masala Chana Dal with Lauki can be had with either phulka or rice.

Serves : 3-4


  • 1/2 Cup Chana Dal (Soaked for 30 Mins)
  • 1 Cup Lauki/Bottle Gourd (Chopped)
  • 1 Small Onion (Chopped)
  • 2 Large Tomatoes (Chopped)
  • 5-6 Garlic Cloves (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 3-4 Dry Kashmiri Red Chillies
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • Salt
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves ( For Garnishing)


  1. Transfer soaked chana dal, lauki and tomatoes to a pressure cooker.
  2. Add turmeric powder, salt and water. Cover the lid and cook at high flame for one whistle.
  3. Lower the flame and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, heat oil in a frying pan.
  5. Add asafoetida, cumin seeds, kashmiri dry red chillies and garlic cloves to frying pan.
  6. Saute for a minute or two.
  7. Now, add onion and cook till it turns translucent.
  8. Subsequently add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder to frying pan.
  9. Mix all the ingredients. Cover frying pan and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Transfer dal to frying pan and stir. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  11. Turn off the heat and transfer dal to a serving bowl.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.




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