Doodhi Dal

Lentils cooked with doodhi

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Doodhi Dal

Lentils cooked with doodhi

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By Mala Shenoy

Published On: 10 Feb 2014

Rating: 3
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10 Minutes
Served : 5
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  • Dal (equal quantites of toovar dal
    masoor dal and yellow moon dal) : 1 cup
    Mustard seeds : ½ tsp
    Whole jeera : ½ tsp
    Cinnamon : 1 small pc
    Cloves : 2 nos
    Tomatoes finely chopped : 2 medium size
    Onions finely chopped : 2 medium size
    Green chilies finely chopped : 2 - 3 nos
    Doodhi cubed : 1 cup
    Turmeric powder ½ tsp
    Coriander-Cumin powder : ½ tsp
    Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
    Garam masala powder : ½ tsp
    Salt : to taste

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Doodhi Dal Recipe

Step 1

Soak the dal in hot water for 15- 20 minutes and boil in a pressure cooker and keep aside.

Step 2 Doodhi Dal Recipe

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan and add the rye, jeera, cloves, cinnamon stick and curry patta.3) Add finely chopped onions and green chillies and fry till golden brown.

Step 3 Doodhi Dal Recipe

Step 3

Add the chopped tomatoes, dry masala powders and salt and cook covered on a low flame till the oil separates from the masala.

Step 4 Doodhi Dal Recipe

Step 4

You can add a little water if the masala sticks to the bottom of the pan.6) When the masala is cooked add the cubed doodhi / white pumpkin.

Step 5 Doodhi Dal Recipe

Step 5

Cover the pan and cook for 15 minutes till the doodhi is cooked.8) Add the boiled dal and cook for another 5 minutes till the dal is well blended.

Step 6

Garnish with chopped coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice.

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