Churakka Parippu Curry, Lauki – Split Moong Dal Curry, Lauki – Chana Dal curry, Bottle gourd – Lentil Curry

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4, 9 reviews

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Posted on 8, Dec 2015
Serving 5-6 people
Ready in 35-45 minutes
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Ingredients
  • Long Squash/ Bottle Gourd, medium sized - 1 Nos
  • Chana Dal / Bengal gram or Split moong dal - ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder - ½ Teaspoon
  • Water as required, approx: 1 ½ cup
  • Salt to taste

For coconut masala paste:

  • Grated coconut - ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ Teaspoon
  • Red Chilli powder - ¼ Teaspoon
  • Green chillies - 1-2 Nos
  • Garlic - 1 medium clove
  • Cumin seeds - ½ Teaspoon
  • Water - 1-2 Tablespoon
  • Salt to taste

For tempering:

  • Shallots - 3-4 Nos, chopped
  • Mustard seeds - ½ Teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Dried red chillies - 2-3 Nos or red chilli flakes - ¾ Teaspoon
  • Coconut oil - 1 Tablespoon
Directions
  1. Wash and soak chana dal or split moong dal in enough water for about 20 minutes.
  2. Remove skin of squash, wash and cut into small cubes. [ Approx: 2 ½ cup when chopped ]
  3. Grind together the ingredients mentioned under 'For coconut masala paste' with little water and make a fine paste. Set aside.
  4. In a pressure cooker, add in the squash cubes, chana dal, ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and water.
  5. Mix well and cook for 3-4 whistles and remove from heat. Once the pressure is settled down, open the cooker and mash well the squash cubes and chana dal.
  6. Add the prepared masala paste into the curry and combine well. Check for salt.
  7. Cook till the curry gets the desired consistency. Remove from heat.
  8. Heat coconut oil in a skillet, splutter mustard seeds. Add in the dried red chillies or red chilli flakes and fry for few seconds.
  9. Add in the chopped shallots and curry leaves. Fry till the shallots become golden brown.
  10. Pour the tempering over the curry and mix well. Serve warm with rice, chappathi etc.
4, 9 reviews

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