Now when summer start ,I used lauki a lot in my cooking and this curry work wonderful for me its wonderful with cold salad and raita ,even the left over sounds great to me. Usually we add meat to lauki but dal work very well.
I am showing lauki too in the picture because many of my friends will have the question which one is lauki ?
And many thanks to all of you who visit Pakistani home cooking it have been pleasure to know some one visit and like it. and remember you can loss weight if you used this vegetable most often in your diet.
Nutritional valueLow in Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol High in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Zinc, Iron, Magnesium and Manganese..
Lauki and dal curry
This recipe is great for lunch or dinner don’t forget to serve this with naan or roti
1/3 cup split yellow peas/channa dal
1 medium size bottle gourd/lauki
1 medium size onion
1 green chili
4 cloves garlic crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds
tsp fenugreek leaves[optional ]
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp curry powder
4 whole black peppercorns
1/2 tsp onion seeds
Salt and pepper
Wash and soak dal for 1 hour.
Peel the lauki and cut in cubs. Remove the seeds if it not too large.
In a Pressure-Cooker, add oil and onion fry until light golden, add spices tomato chopped and stir to make masala add dal and 1/2 cup of water, and salt and pepper and fenugreek leaves .
after first boil add lauki and give it 1 pressure, remove lid when pressure is done stir and let it cook until the water dry and gravy is thick serve with rice or roti.