Dudhi chana nu shaak (bottle gourd bengal gram dal curry)

Main Dish
4 servings
5 min
10 min
This is a Gujarati spicy curyy (Shaak). Bottle gourd going good with gram dal and spicy gravy.


Number of serving: 4
1 cup chopped dudhi (bottle gourd)

2 cup chana dal (bengal gram dal)

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 cumin seeds

1 tsp garlic paste

1 tsp red chili powder

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

2 Kokum or 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

Pinch of asafoetida

2 tbsp oil

Salt to taste

1 cup water


  • Soak chana dal for 2 to 3 hours in water.

    Heat the oil in pressure cooker, add mustard seed when the seeds crackle add cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder and garlic paste and sauté for second.
  • Then add chopped dudhi, soaked chana dal, red chili powder, garam masla powder, Kokum or lemon juice and salt. Add water and mix well. Close the lid and cook for 3 whistle on high flame. Serve hot with rice or roti.




Easy, nutritious and tasty too....

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