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Doodhi Dal

Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Bott gourd (small)
1/2 cup 118mlChanna dal - (bengal gram)
1 teaspoon 5mlCoriander finely chopped
1   Curry leaves
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlDhania powder
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlRed chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlTurmeric powder
  Salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSugar
3   Tamarind - (3 to 4)
2   Asafoetida
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlMustard & cumin seeds
1 tablespoon 15mlOil
1/2 cup 118mlWater

Recipe Instructions

Wash and soak dal for 15-20 minutes.

Peel and chop gourd into medium sized cubes.

Mix all dry masalas in water.

Heat oil in a heavy sauce pan.

Add seeds, allow to splutter.

Add curry leaves and asafoetida, and masala water.

Allow to simmer for 2 minutes.

Add dal, gourd, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes, or till dal is tender.

Add sugar, tamarind, salt, and cook further 2-3 minutes.

Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot with chappati, phulka or tandoori roti.

Making time: 20 minutes (excluding soaking time)

Makes: 4 servings

Shelflife: 1 day refrigerated (but best flavour is when fresh)

Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking


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