Friday, January 27, 2012

Bottlegourd & Moongdal Sambhar

Bottlegourd and moongdal sambar is quite an easy, quick and delicious gravy which goes awesome with hot steaming rice or with rotis or idlies,pongal and to any other dishes, even i like to  have with some toasted breads along with these sort of gravies...To enhance the flavour of this delicious gravy, i prepared a spice powder using fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds,asafoetida powder and dry red chillies, cooked everything with already cooked yellow split moongdal, yes this gravy sounds quite similar like a gravy between sambar and kootu, no need of sambar powder or chilly powder coz the spice powder we are preparing for this gravy itself  gives enough spiciness..Definitely a delicious gravy to enjoy with any sort of breakfast or dinner dishes..Sending to  A Veggie for a month - Bottlegourd guest hosted by Raji,event by Priya& Sudha's Love for Lentils & Jyoti's Healthy & Hearty ....


1nos Bottlegourd (medium size & chopped)
1cup Yellow split moong dal (cooked)
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
Salt
Oil
2tbsp Coriander leaves
1tsp Lemon juice

Spice powder:
1tbsp Fenugreek seeds
2tbsp Coriander seeds
5nos Red chillies
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Asafeotida powder

Fry the seeds given in the list for spice powder one by one in simmer until they turns golden brown...Grind everything as fine powder and keep aside..

Heat enough oil and let splutter the mustard seeds,dry red chillies and urad dal...add the chopped onions and chopped tomatoes and cook everything until the onions turns transculent, add immediately the chopped bottle gourd ,turmeric powder with enough salt and saute for few minutes...Add the cooked dal to the cooking veggies..bring everything to boil, now add the spice powder as per need and cook the gravy until the veggies get well cooked, finally add the lemon juice,chopped coriander leaves and put off the stove..

Serve hot with rice or rotis...

23 comments:

Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

I want to be your neighbour to eat all these delicious indian dishes you make.

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

lovely sambhar......lovely combo

Sukanya Ramkumar said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy looking dal recipe. Perfect with hot hot rice. Yum!

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

Bottle gourd is new to me, but your dish sounds wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

maha said... Reply To This Comment

i love sambar..this looks just hot hot hot...loved ti..

Poonam Borkar said... Reply To This Comment

delicious looking sambhar..loved it..

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious recipe...Looks yumm..

Sayali said... Reply To This Comment

Should try with Moong dal. definatly it must be tastin different :)..I mean when you are out of toor daal, this will be a perfect recipe for sambhar

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Reply To This Comment

Delish combo n healthy made Sambar Dear.Yummy!

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Nice Sambhar, goes well with rice and chapathi

Pavithra Elangovan said... Reply To This Comment

Such an healthy and awesome combination.. yumm :)-

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

looks good..full of tempting flavors..:)
Tasty Appetite

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and comforting!

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Nice kootu, love the combo, looks very tasty..

Treat and Trick said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy combo and looks tasty!

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Aarthi said... Reply To This Comment

YUMMY sambar
Aarthi
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Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious moong dal sambar.My post was on sambar too.
simplehomefood

Ushnish Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Dear Priya
How are you? I like this recipe! I dont think I have ever eaten Mung dal sambar! I like the spicing..Methi, jeera and Hing , I guess it will be a great combo..Will try , if I get time before I leave home again. Let me read what all I have missed.
Have a nice weekend

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

delicious looking sambhar..

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

second that thought Finla ! yum sambhar Priya

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

Hearty and delicious.

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

Such a comforting, smooth, and satisfying dish to be served with rice!

Ramya Manja said... Reply To This Comment

wow sambar looks yummy...Spicy and delicious..