Kaddu in sindhi is Bottle Gourd, Lauki. This is a simple and very comforting curry, you can substitute Turai in place of Kaddu and it tastes equally good.

Ingredients
1 cup channa dal, soaked in water for 1 hour
1 cup Kaddu, cut in big chunks
1/2 cup onion
1 inch ginger
2 green chilies
1 cup tomato
1/2 lime
10 - 15 curry leaves
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
pinch turmeric powder
salt to taste
Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

Method

  1. Grind tomatoes, ginger and green chili together.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add the onions and fry them till golden brown.
  3. Add Curry leaves, coriander powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder. Cook for 1/2 minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook till oil separates.
  5. Add the Kaddu, saute for few minutes.
  6. Add the Channa dal along with 2 cups water and salt.
  7. Close the cooker and give about 3 whistles. The channa dal should be cooked but not mushy and should hold their shape.
  8. Let the pressure release normally.
  9. Add lime juice. Add water as needed for gravy and boil it well.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with phulka, roti, chapati etc.

20 comments:

Bhawana said...

This is one of my favourite item :). as soon as I bought bottlegourd this was the first thing I cooked :)). very tempting pic di.

srikars kitchen said...

Wow.. looks yummy & delicious... nice entry... added u in my blogroll dear,,...

Uma said...

mmm. this is a delicious combo. the curry looks so good.

Hetal said...

nice recipe,its a favorite at my place.

Shreya said...

This is a very tasty combo..just saw another version at a different blog. I never use tomatoes in this dish, will try your version next time.

Alka said...

This is yet another bottle gourd recipe that i have to try out apart from the stuffed one in gravy from ur blog....though toori chanadal is regularly made at out home,one with kadhoo is next in line!

Sireesha said...

Happy Dusshera to You and Your Family Medhaa!!!!

Curry looks soooo good and delicious..

Sia said...

gr8 mind thinks alike ;)

Priyanka said...

This is one of my hubby's favorites....and this is one of the few dishes that he can cook well. however we make it as a stir-fry rather than a curry. yours looks delicious.

Sangeeth said...

great combo yaar! lovely curry!

Uma said...

Thanks for trying out my baked pakoda! Glad you liked it Medhaa!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow dal looks awesome. I too make this in combo for biryani, the only diffrence is i grtae the dal to fine paste and add kaddu and cook.

Illatharasi said...

It looks too good.... thanks fr sharing!

Sujatha said...

good recipe! curry looks so good.. I always run out of recipes with bottlegourd.. this is another one to save me.. :)

Aditi..............:) said...

hey wow the dal looks hot n tasty....btw first time on your blog....thanks for dropping by my blog :)

Vibaas said...

Hi medhaa, i have something for you in my blog :)

Usha said...

Looks wholesome and yummy and loved the ricotta cheese sweet below too:)

meeso said...

That is some good looking channa!!!

Anonymous said...

when to add kaddu dear it is left to our imagination?yr recipee seems to be good. i will surely try.

Medhaa said...

Thank you anonymous for pointing it out, have it there now. Thank you for trying out the recipe

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