Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lauki Chole - T&T Mahanandi

Lauki (sorakaai/sorakaaya/dudhi, bottlegourd) with channa, this masala tastes really awesome, they goes prefect with chappathis, paratha, parottas also with hot rice topped with ghee...quite easy to prepare, its really a different masala with bottlegourd n channa...I picked this recipe from Indira's Lauki Chole for tried n tasted event by Zlamushka featuring Mahanandi for this month..

1cup Bottlegourd pieces
1cup Channa (soaked)
1no Onion Chopped
4nos Tomatoes chopped
1tsp Channa masala powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Kasuri methi leaves(dry)
1/4tsp Lemon juice

Cook the already soaked channa with water to tender, take a half a cup of the cooked channa , grind them into fine paste, this helps to make the gravy thicker..

Heat the oil in a pan, add the chopped onion n chopped tomatoes n cook until they turns tender, add the bottle gourd pieces n cook them for a while...now add the cooked channa also the grounded paste of channa, add the channa masala, chilli powder, turmeric powder n salt  to the pan, add enough water n mix everything well..cook them in simmer, covered with a lid upto 20 minutes, before putting off the stove, just sprinkle the dry kasui methi n add the lemon juice..put off the stove..

Serve them as side for any sort of breakfast dishes r else simply with rice...

Sending this to: T&T- Mahanandi by Zlamuskha featuring  Mahanandi for October

On the way to: Vegan Ventures by Suganya of Tasty palettes..
                       Eat Healthy - Fight DIabetes by Sangeeth


Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow intresting priya i have a small piece will try this with that

Indranee Batabyal said... Reply To This Comment

Glad to visit your blog...lovely recipes!

lubnakarim06 said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this looks gr8. I too made dal with lauki. Same pinch for lauki.

Mandira said... Reply To This Comment

this looks delicious. I have to try it soon.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

ooh! priya all of them look yummy and delicious...i will try soon..

Sangeeth said... Reply To This Comment

hey priya a good recipe for the vent da.....

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

lauki with chana masala is spicy good combo.Tasty pick for T&T:)

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Nice entry for the event..I also liked the mushroom chalna recipe.

indosungod said... Reply To This Comment

The dish looks good and a quick dish to make I am sure. Bottle Gourd is not one of my favorite veggies but paired with chick peas might make it tasty.

Indian Khana said... Reply To This Comment

Luaki and chole...thts looks pity cool...gud one dear..nicie pick

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice selection. Happy Diwali to you and your loved ones.

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks friends for leaving ur kind comments..Happy to see u all here..