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Lauki Daal

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Occasion: Any   Total servings: 2-3
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Best for: All   Preperation time: 45 min
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Lauki Daal recipe by Noorin Zaidi at
Lauki Daal is a humble, mildly flavored dish- quick to make! Nothing fancy about it.

1)Lauki cut into 6-8, 2inch cubes
2)OnionClick to find more about Onion paste 1/2 medium size.
3)Gingergarlic paste 1 teaspoon (tsp) full
4)Coriander powder1 tsp
5)Cumin (zeeraClick to find more about zeera) pwd 1/2 tsp
6)SaltClick to find more about Salt, red chilli pwd as per taste
7)Black pepperClick to find more about Black pepper pwd (kaali mirch) 1/2 tsp
8)Oil 1/2 cup
1) ChanaClick to find more about Chana Daal 1 cup or 11/4 cup
2) Salt1/2 tsp
3)TomatoClick to find more about Tomato chopped, 2 small

Chopped coriander leavesClick to find more about coriander leaves, chopped green chillies.
Khatayi/aamchoor powder 1/2 tsp (recommended)

For this recepie, lauki & daal are prepared seperately, and then mixed together.
Daal: In a vessel, take chanaClick to find more about chana daal, water, saltClick to find more about salt, & tomatoes, & boil the mixture till the daal is done. Once done, stir it for a mintue with a spoon so that the tomatoes blend well in the daal.Keep aside.
Lauki: In a karhai, take 1/2 cup oil, heat it on mediumhigh flame, & add onionClick to find more about onion paste, gingergarlic paste, and all the ingredients listed under 'lauki.'
Fry till the oil seperates from the masala, stirring continously.
Add lauki pieces, 1/4 cup water and cover the karhai and cook on a medium flame till done.
Once done, add the lauki in the daal mixture and mix well with a spoon. Check the saltClick to find more about salt; add more if needed. In 2-3 tablespoon water, make a paste of khatayi powder. Add this paste to the prepared daal. (Its good to make a paste of the khatayi powder, as this will prevent lumps if mixed directly in the daal!)
Garnish with coriander leavesClick to find more about coriander leaves, green chillies.
Enjoy with rice or naan.

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by drarqureshi 3/5 Stars
It didn't taste good. Either I made a mistake or more ingridients are rquired

Sun Jan 29, 2012

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