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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1 Onion
1 Tomato
2 tsp Ginger
1 tsp Garlic
3 Green chillies
1tsp Oil
2 cups Bottle gourd
1/2 Cup Chana dal
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Garam masala
1/2 cup Water
To taste Salt
Few Curry leaves
1 tbsp Coriander leaves
FOR THE TEMPERING
1 tsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Red Chillies

Lauki Chana Dal in Instant Pot

Lauki chana dal in instant pot is a very delicious bottle gourd or lauki with lentil curry. This dal pairs very well with both roti and rice.

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Lauki chana dal in instant pot is a very delicious bottle gourd or lauki with lentil curry. This dal pairs very well with both roti and rice.

  • 17 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Lauki Channa dal in instant pot is a very delicious dal prepared from chana dal and bottle gourd in an instant pot. The ease with which we can cook dishes in an instant pot or any electric pressure cooker makes it very interesting.

Lauki chana dal in instant pot

Lauki Chana Dal:

This Indian styled lentil recipe pairs perfectly with both rice and roti. In this recipe, the main ingredient is chana dal. That is the dal which gives a very rustic flavour to the curry. The addition of the vegetable makes it more healthy and tasty. In this recipe, we can make it spicier by adding more green chillies as mentioned in the recipe. If you do not have bottle gourd then you can still go ahead and make this recipe with Zucchini which also gives a similar taste.

Preparation of Lauki Chana Dal in Instant pot:

Pressure cookers are a part of the kitchen in most Indian homes. Now the electric pressure cookers are taking over the traditional ones. I also love to cook most of the dishes in my electric pressure cooker like the instant pot and Nutri pot. This is because it cooks very quickly and efficiently like the traditional pressure cookers without the noise of the whistles. With absolutely no babysitting over the cooking time, we will have the dishes ready.

This is how I prepare the dal in the instant pot. Cut all the vegetables and keep it ready. Heat oil in the instant pot and put it into the saute mode. Next, add the onions and let it saute for a minute. Next goes in the green chillies and tomato. I continue to saute for another minute. Now I will be adding in the dry masala powders and give it a good mix. After adding the bottle gourd and the soaked dal, I will just add enough water to cook. Adding salt, I will close the instant pot and put the vent in the sealing position and cook for 10 minutes. After the natural pressure release, if there is some water left, I will continue to cook in saute mode, so that the water evaporated and the dal becomes a little mushy. Next, I will prepare and add tadka. Is it not an easy way to cook this delicious dal.

Lauki Dal in a Pressure cooker

If you do not have an instant pot, you can use the same instructions and recipe to cook in other pressure cookers. I use the Indian electric pressure cooker Nutripot to make this dal and other deals like beet greens dal. We can use the healthy pot too. But if you do not have any electric pressure cooker, then feel free to use the same recipe with our traditional pressure cooker. Make sure you use more water for cooking while cooking in the traditional pressure cooker.

Other dal recipe which you can cook similarly:

The other deals that you can cook similarly are methi dal ambat, Pursalane dal or Paruppu keerai, Kandeshi dal, Dal tadka and Murunga keerai paruppu kadaiyal

 

 

Steps

1
Done

Wash and soak the chana dal for 30 minutes. This step is optional. If you soak, it helps the chana dal to cook well and faster too,

2
Done

Peel and cut the bottle gourd into small cubes. Cut all other vegetables finely too. Keep it aside

3
Done

Switch on the instant pot and put it in SAUTE MODE.

4
Done

Add oil. Once it is heated add the cut onions and saute for few seconds

5
Done

Now add the finely cut green chillies and saute for 5 seconds

6
Done

Next, put the chopped tomatoes into the inner pot and saute for few second

7
Done

Now, add the peeled and chopped bottle gourd or the lauki

8
Done

Now add the soaked and drained chana dal

9
Done

Now add the turmeric powder, garam masala and salt.

10
Done

Now add the required 1/2 cup of water. Mix well. Cancel the SAUTE MODE and put it on PRESSURE COOK MODE IN LOW PRESSURE FOR 12 MINUTES. Keep the vent in sealing position and cook. Let the pressure release normally

11
Done

If it looks watery, continue to cook for 3 minutes in SAUTE MODE

12
Done

TEMPERING

Heat oil and when hot add the mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaves and pour it in the prepared dal

 

Lauki chana dal in instant pot

Lauki chana dal in Instant Pot

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
soaking time: 30 mins
Total Time 47 mins
Course dal varieties, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 285 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 2 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 Cups Bottle gourd
  • 1/2 Cup Chana dal
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • To Taste Salt

FOR TEMPERING

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 Red chillies
  • Few Curry leaves

Instructions
 

  • Wash and soak the chana dal for 30 minutes. This step is optional. If you soak, it helps the chana dal to cook well and faster too.
  • Peel and cut the bottle gourd into small cubes. Cut all other vegetables finely too. Keep it aside
  • Switch on the instant pot and put it in SAUTE MODE.
  • Add oil. Once it is heated add the cut onions and saute for few seconds
  • Now add the finely cut green chillies and saute for 5 seconds
  • Next, put the chopped tomatoes into the inner pot and saute for few second
  • Now, add the peeled and chopped bottle gourd or the lauki
  • Now add the soaked and drained chana dal
  • Now add the turmeric powder, garam masala and salt.
  • Now add the required 1/2 cup of water. Mix well. Cancel the SAUTE MODE and put it on PRESSURE COOK MODE IN LOW PRESSURE FOR 12 MINUTES. Keep the vent in sealing position and cook. Let the pressure release normally
  • If it looks watery, continue to cook for 3 minutes in SAUTE MODE

FOR TEMPERING

  • Heat oil and when hot add the mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaves and pour it in the prepared dal

Notes

  • You can cook this recipe in the pressure cooker too.
  • You can use Zucchini instead off bottle gourd too

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 9gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 240mgPotassium: 432mgFiber: 15gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 542IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 3mg
Keyword channa dal with bottle gourd, instant pot dal varieties, lauki chana dal
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