Lauki Dal

Lauki / Dudhi or Duddhe [in Konkani] is a healthy vegetable. Today's recipe includes this vegetable cooked in combination with turdal.

Recipe credit: Archana Shenoy, my FB friend.


1 small bottlegourd, diced
1/2 cup of tuvar dal, soaked for 15 minutes.
2 small onions, chopped
2 small pods of garlic, chopped
1 tsp of kashmiri chilli powder [ I ran out of its stock hence used chili flakes]
1/2 tsp turmeric powder/ haldi
1/4 tsp asafoetida
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp ghee
salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish.


Pressure cook soaked tur dal for 3 whistles and switch off. Let it cool. Once it cools mash the dal and keep it aside. Boil the diced lauki, chopped onions and garlic in a separate vessel [Take care not to overcook the lauki]. Add salt as per the taste.

Meanwhile, heat ghee in a kadhai/ pan. Add cumin seeds and once it splutters add asafoetida, turmeric powder/ haldi and chopped tomatoes. Saute it. Once the tomatoes get cooked, add chilli powder, salt and little water. Then add the mashed dal, cooked lauki to the tomato mixture and bring it to a boil. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot with rice of phulkas.

Note: You can also use chopped green chilies in place of red chili powder while cooking the tomato mixture.

Sending this post to side dish mela event. Happy cooking!


  1. one of my favorite veggies - dal looks delicious