November 8, 2010

Sorakaya Masala Pappu ~ Spicy Bottle Gourd Dal

Ingredients :

Chopped Bottle Gourd : 1 cup
Red Gram / Toor Dal : 1/2 cup
Tomato : 1
Onion : 1
Tamarind : Gooseberry Sized ball
Green Chillies : 3 to 5
Whole Red Chillies : 1 or 2
Red Chill Powder : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
A pinch of hing
Curry Leaves : 2 stems
Oil : 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
Garlic Cloves : 2

Method :

powder. Mix well and cook on a low flame for 2 minutes. Heat oil in a pan for seasoning and add the mustard seeds, Put the red gram, chopped bottle gourd, turmeric, chopped onion, chopped tomato, green chillies and one cup of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. Switch off the heat and wait until the pressure go off. Remove the dal mixture from the cooker and add the salt and red chilli powder. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and garlic cloves and let them splutter. Then add the hing, curry leaves and red chillies and fry for few seconds. Turn off the flame and pour over the dal mixture. Serve with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.


  1. I love bittergourd and dal combo. Delicious.

  2. Yummy and tasty dal Chandana.I think the recipe is little cut .Chandana i ried the cashew stuffed gulab jamuns.It came out perfect.We love it.Thank for sharing the recipe.

  3. hey would love it if you share you secret to having a very popular blog :)

  4. Delicious dal..super tempting..

  5. Delicious dal and a lovely click.

  6. lovely click! Very tempting will must try :))

  7. Luv the combo of bottle grd n toor dal..super healthy...tnx 4 shrng D:

  8. Hey long time i cudn visit u all... Lovely dish :)


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