Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry

Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry is a curry made as a regular everyday meal (roz ka khana) in Gujarati  household. It is a delicious, protein-rich and vegan curry made by cooking Dudhi (bottle gourd) and chana dal (split gram) along with spices. Serve it with roti, bhakri, rotla or thepla for a complete, satisfying and a balanced meal. It is good for weight watchers. This subji is very quick to make and yet is delicious and nutritious. The chana dal can also be substituted with moong dal for people having gastric trouble.

I have cooked the subji in a pressure cooker. Pressure cooking is quicker and retains the nutrients of the food. Alternatively, you can cook the dudhi chana nu shaak in a pot. It will take longer to cook and add water as necessary.

You can adjust the quantity of water as per your choice. Sometimes the dudhi itself will release more water after cooking and the subji will look more watery. Just put the vessel on heat and cook till water evaporates and the consistency of subji is achieved as per your choice.

So friends do make this quick recipe and enjoy with your family and do not forget to share your reviews with me.

 

Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry
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Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry

Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry is a curry made as a regular everyday meal (roz ka khana) in Gujarati  household. It is a delicious, protein-rich and vegan curry made by cooking Dudhi (bottle gourd) and chana dal (split gram) along with spices. 

Course curry, Main Dish, roz ka khana, vegan
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Keyword bottlegourd, chanadal, curry, dinner, gujarati, healthy, homemade, lunchbox, maindish, noonion, proteinrich, pulses, quick, rozkakhana, vegan, weightloss
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 135 kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g bottlegourd doodhi, washed, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup split gram chana dal soaked for 1 hour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds rai
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida hing
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tomato washed and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp sugar (skip if you want to make diabetic friendly)
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder haldi
  • 2 tsp coriander cumin powder dhania jeera powder
  • 1 cup water
  • salt as per taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak the split gram (chana dal) for at least one hour.

    Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry
  2. Heat oil in the pressure cooker pan. Add mustard seeds (rai) to it. When it crackles add cumin seed (jeera) to it. Then add asafoetida (hing) and ginger garlic paste.

    Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry
  3. Add washed and chopped tomatoes to it. Add a little salt and cook till tomatoes soften.

    Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry
  4. Add spices - turmeric powder (haldi), coriander-cumin powder (dhania-jeera powder), red chili powder and sugar. Saute till spices release aroma.

    Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry
  5. Now add the soaked chana dal and half cup of water. 

    Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry
  6. Let the water boil and dal cook for 5 minutes.

    Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry
  7. Add the chopped bottle gourd (dudhi) to it.

    Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry
  8. Mix well and add remaining water and salt to it. Close the pressure cooker lid with a whistle and cook for 4 whistles on high heat and 2 whistles on low heat.

    Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry
  9. Let the pressure cooker cool by itself. Remove the lid and dudhi chana nu shaak is ready to serve.

    Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry
  10. Enjoy the dudhi chana nu shaak with hot rotis,  bhakri , rotla or thepla. 

    Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry

3 thoughts on “Dudhi Chana Nu Shaak/Lauki Chana Dal ki Subji/ Bottlegourd Gram Curry

  • October 5, 2018 at 6:34 am
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    soulful. looking tempting.

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  • October 10, 2018 at 5:18 am
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    Healthy and tasty recipe

    Reply
    • November 14, 2018 at 2:06 am
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      thank you so much

      Reply

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