Lentils with Bottle Gourd, Lau Dal
Dal is more or less Bengal’s everyday dish.
Serving Size: 4
Cooking Time: 20 mins
- 500 gm Mug Dal
- 250 gm Bottle Gourd
- 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
- Salt to taste
- Sugar to taste
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1 tsp Kalo Jeera
- 2 Bay Leaf
- 1 Dried Red Chilly
Take a Bottle Gourd
Cut the lau
Roast the moongdal for 8 to 10 minutes. The dal will acquire a lighter color. Be careful that they do not turn a dark brown. Transfer to a bowl & wash it.
Bring water to a boil & stir in the dal along with the turmeric powder, salt,and lau. Simmer, covered, until the dal is tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Boil the dal & lauki and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add bay-leaf, chilli, cumin seeds for sauté. Add pre-boiled dal, lau and cook it for few sec.
The dal is ready to serve with hot rice
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