Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lauki Anardana Dal Curry

I couldnt stop myself adding anardana seed powder in my recipes nowadays,i love the slight tanginess given by this anardana seed powder whenever they are added in a dish..This time i tried out this dal with lauki, few spices along with moongdal,masoor dal... this dal curry tastes awesome with slight tanginess and goes prefect for lunch with rice and papads, loved this dal and enjoyed even with rotis for our dinner..I prepared a special spice powder by dry roasting coriander seeds, peppercorns, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, grated coconut and anardana powder..This spice powder spiced up prefectly this dal curry and turned out this dal bit dark coz of the addition of anardana seed powder...Sending this dal curry to CWS-Anardana Seeds guest hosted by Jayasri,event by me..

Lauki Anardana Dal Curry

2cups Bottlegourd (chopped)
1/2cup Moongdal
1/4cup Masoor dal
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1tsp Mustard seeds, urad dal
Few curry leaves
Salt
Oil
Water

To Dry roast &Grind:
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Dry red chillies
2tbsp Grated coconut
2tsp Anardana powder
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder

Dry roast all the ingredients in simmer and grind as fine powder..Meanwhile take the washed moongdal, masoor dal, chopped bottlegourd pieces, chopped onions,  chopped tomatoes,slit opened green chillies in a pressure cooker with enough water and turmeric powder,cook upto 3whistles and put off the stove, once the steam get released add enough grounded spice powder,salt,garam masala and cook in simmer for few minutes, finally lets splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and add immediately the tempered spices to the cooking dals..

Enjoy with rice or rotis..

55 comments:

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

this is one yummy recipe--- u rock priya!

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Love any Kootu, for its so easy to make them and they taste Delicious and healthy!!! never tried adding any extra spices to them!!!! think i shud start experimenting!!! :)

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

It looks delicious and easy to prepare..yum yum..

indianspicemagic said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combination of vegetables and dal... Must be a flavourful dal.

Nandinis food said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! It's a very flavourful curry! So nice!

Nandita SS said... Reply To This Comment

The curry looks just perfect and yum. Would love to have this with steamed rice :)

Sharmi said... Reply To This Comment

ummm yummy looking dal!

Jaisy James said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious perfect for roti

Jacqueline Meldrum said... Reply To This Comment

Nom Nom! Just lovely :)

Shanthi Krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

You rock as ever

Elaichii said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, I am drooling over that curry! Never used anardhana powder, but will be soon!

Kavita Srivastava said... Reply To This Comment

Thats my menu for tomm ....

SS blogs here said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya.. love the dal. I should get some anardana powder now. Haven't actually used any myself yet. This recipe looks good.

Jeyashris Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

the dal should be very aromatic and i like the creamy texture of the dal

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Lauki and annardhana great combination priya looks yummmm.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Lauki dal Curry looks awesome. Looks indeed very delicious.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Chanchal said... Reply To This Comment

Dal looks delicious..
also seems quick to prepare..


Chanchal
RecipeRaaga

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow the curry has gr8 texture priya.....

Mary Bergfeld said... Reply To This Comment

What a perfect curry. It is easy enough that even I can make it :-). It really looks and sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

CurryLeaf said... Reply To This Comment

Tangy spicy dal.I too add anardana to dal as well as bharthaa.Looks great Priya

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. that dish is so inviting. Not sure whether we get anardana seeds here in Delhi. Have to look..

Suji said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious is the word!!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

lovely comfort food Priya..I am sure anardaana gives it a beautiful taste!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice perfect dal and lauki combo. Love it.

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

great yaar.

Puja said... Reply To This Comment

Droolz..that sounds very tempting..just need to add some hot steamed rice, ghee n papad and you are all set :)!

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Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

DAL AND LAUKI IS REALY MAKE DELICIOUS BY ADDING ANARDANA
U ARE RARE I DNOT SEE SO EFFICIENT AND ACTVE BLOGGER ADMIRE U AND LEARN FROM U

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Very delicious looking dal.Anandana is a yum addition!

Soumya said... Reply To This Comment

delicious dal curry...healthy combo...

Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

It looks so delicious....and a great, healthy meal!

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious combination..love it

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Simple, healthy and tasty curry..

swapna said... Reply To This Comment

love the curry...yummy!!

Jiboombaa said... Reply To This Comment

Flavourful and tangy dhal...A mouth watering dhal...

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

healthy recipe, love the ingredients.......pomegranate powder, bottle gourd, yummy

Menaga Sathia said... Reply To This Comment

பெயரும் ரெசிபியும் நல்லாயிருக்கு...

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

Wow what a delicious curry .Must have tastes awesome!

Tahemeem said... Reply To This Comment

Efficient use of anardana powder.. amazing...

Fathima said... Reply To This Comment

that is a lovely veg curry.... never tried anardana powder...ur post is making me want to buy some! have added to my list for the next grocery shopping!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dal curry dear. But, please correct me if I am wrong, did you mean to say "AWED - Anardana Seeds" or "CWS - Anardana Seeds". Sorry for being picky.

Simply Life said... Reply To This Comment

oh what a wonderful curry!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious looking dal..Great combo with veggies & dal!

sanju said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious.Nice recipe

Pappu said... Reply To This Comment

a delicious dal. makes a perfect curry for rice:)

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe priya,looks good

chef and her kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Looks really yummy..even I love adding anardana in curries n dals..

Love2cook Malaysia said... Reply To This Comment

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Ganga Sreekanth said... Reply To This Comment

easy and delicious

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Dhal looks yummy. I don't get anardhana seeds or powder at my place..

Foodie Ann said... Reply To This Comment

thats a nice combination

Vaishali Sharma said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely delicious and comforting!

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Curry looks delicious priya

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and tasty curry.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

this is very new for me...they look yum!

Myvegfare said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely entry priya thanks for sending.., I should try out this sometime soon