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Lauki Daal

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Lauki Daal is a humble, mildly flavored dish- quick to make! Nothing fancy about it.
Lauki Daal recipe

Total servings: 2-3
Pre-Prep time:
Preperation time: 45 min
Occasion: Any
Cuisine: Pakistani
Effort: Average
Best for: All
How to serve: Hot


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

Chopped 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 chana daal, water, 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 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 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 leaves, green chillies.
Enjoy with rice or naan.

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