Masoor Dhal with Bottle Gourd


Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped/cubed bottle gourd
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 – 2 green chilies chopped
  • ½ inch ginger minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • ¾ cup masoor dhal
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Add oil to a skillet and add mustard seed.  Once the mustard seeds start splattering add garlic, ginger, green chili, curry leaves and sauté for about 2 – 3 minutes
  • Add bottle gourd and cover and cook on very low flame for about 7 – 8 minutes
  • Set aside
  • Wash masoor dhal thoroughly
  • Add masoor dhal, water and salt to a covered saucepan and cook uncovered for about 15 minutes.
  • Add cooked bottle gourd and mix well
  • Add milk and cook for another 3 minutes
  • Serve with rice or chapattis

Yields: 2 – 3 side dishes

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