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
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...


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

  2. lovely sambhar......lovely combo

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

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

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

  6. delicious looking sambhar..loved it..

  7. 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

  8. Delish combo n healthy made Sambar Dear.Yummy!

  9. Nice Sambhar, goes well with rice and chapathi

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

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

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

  13. Healthy combo and looks tasty!

  14. YUMMY sambar

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

  16. 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

  17. second that thought Finla ! yum sambhar Priya

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

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


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