Lauki Channa Dal

A healthy wholesome lentil and vegetable dish and an excellent selection for people who are diabetic.



Medium bottle gourd (laucki, ghiya, doodhi) 1 no.

Yellow split gram (chana dal) 1/2 cup

Oil 2 tablespoon

Cumin seeds (jeera) 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida (hing) A pinch

Whole red chilies 2

Shredded ginger (adrak) 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder (haldi) 1/4 tsp

Red chili powder 1/2 tsp

Salt 1/2 teaspoon

Garam masala (optional) 1/2 teaspoon

Mango powder (amchoor) 1 teaspoon

Chopped cilantro (hara dhania) 2 tablespoon

1 cup of water adjust as needed


Cooking method:-

  • Nicely wash and soak channa dal for about an hour.
  • Peel and cut bottle gourd into half inch pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When it starts cracking, add asafetida and whole red chilies and stir for some time.
  • Add ginger, turmeric, and chili powder and stir for a few seconds.
  • Add the channa dal, bottle gourd, salt, and one cup of water (adjust water as per your need and consistence that you need).
  • Let the channa dal cook for about 15 mins, till it turns soft. Turn off the heat and add the mango powder, garam masala, and cilantro. Stir and cover the pan for a few minutes before serving.

Serving suggestion:-

Can be served with chapatti, paranthas or rice.


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