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Lauki Chana Dal Curry Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Lauki Chana Dal Recipe

Meenu Gupta
Lauki Chana Dal is a delicious Dal / curry made with Lauki (aka bottle gourd, doodhi, ghiya) with bengal gram / chana dal.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Soaking time for Dal 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 Portions
Calories 229 kcal


  • 350 Grams Lauki / Doodhi / Bottle gourd
  • 1/2 Cup Bengal Gram / Chana Dal
  • 1 Onion Medium Size, Chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes Medium Size, Chopped
  • 2 Green chillies Chopped
  • 1/3 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves For garnishing


  • Wash and soak chana dal for 20 minutes. Similarly, Wash, Peel and chop bottle gourd / lauki into cubes.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Add asafoetida and cumin seeds. Once cumin seeds crackle add chopped onions to it and sauté till they are pink.
    Recipe of Lauki Chana Dal
  • Add chana dal now and roast for few minutes. Add all the spices except garam masala and sauté again for a minute. Add chopped chillies and tomatoes and sauté till tomatoes are soft.
    Recipe of Lauki Chana Dal
  • Add chopped bottle gourd and 1/2 cup of water to it and cover it with the lid of pressure cooker.
  • Cook till you get 3 whistles from pressure cooker. Switch off the heat now and let the pressure release itself.
  • Open the lid and give it a stir. If you think your gravy little runny, switch on the heat again and let it cook for further 5 minutes without covering with lid.
  • Switch off the heat and add garam masala to it. Mix well and transfer into a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or bread of your choice.


  1. I cook this lauki chana dal curry in pressure cooker just to save my cooking time. You can cook in any pan / kadhai, however cooking time will increase.
  2. You can add chana dal direct without soaking, but cooking time will increase. Cook it till you get 4-5 whistles from cooker in this case.


Nutrition Facts
Lauki Chana Dal Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 739mg32%
Potassium 714mg20%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 529IU11%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 17mg94%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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