Bottle Gourd Dal

7 Mar

Anapakaya Pappu / Sorakaya Pappu


Bottle Gourd 1 small
Toor Dal 2 cups
Green Chiles 3
Tamarind 1/2 inch sized ball
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves 4
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash toor dal with water thoroughly and pressure cook in 4 cups of water for 3 whistles.
Wash, peel and chop bottle gourd into small cubes.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.

Heat oil in a deep vessel, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add green chiles, cubed bottle gourd, tamarind, turmeric powder and salt.
Pour 2 cups of water and cook covered bottle gourd is soft.
Uncover and add cooked toor dal along with another cup of water if the dal is too thick.
Bring to boil and leave for 1-2 minutes.
Serve hot with rice or roti.

Notes: Make sure bottle gourd (Lauki / Dudhi) is well cooked.

9 Responses to “Bottle Gourd Dal”

  1. Uma March 7, 2008 at 4:53 pm #

    Mmm. the dal looks so yummy!

  2. shriya March 7, 2008 at 6:45 pm #

    The recipe looks very simple. Lovely pic.

  3. Deepa March 7, 2008 at 9:38 pm #

    Awesome one …Its one of the comfort food at my place

  4. Happy Cook March 8, 2008 at 5:58 am #

    I love this dal with the veggie, but don’t get the veggie here đŸ˜¦

  5. Vani March 9, 2008 at 2:38 pm #

    That sure looks yum! And simple to make too. Good one, T!

  6. Sunitha August 13, 2008 at 9:35 pm #

    Looks very attractive…!!!
    It goes well with both rice and roti.

  7. indulekha jeevan October 24, 2009 at 12:34 am #

    guard with dal curry is superb.very very tasty curry

  8. lubna October 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm #

    i never cooked toor daal before searched talimpu. but now its one of my favorite daals. thanks for a new combination.

  9. swetha January 3, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yummyyyy

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