Bottle Gourd and Moong Dal Curry



Bottle gourd / Lauki – 2 cups diced

Water – 1 1/2 cups

Moong dal / Green gram dal – 1/2 cup

Onion – 1 medium chopped

Tomato – 1 chppoed

Green chillies – 3 slit

Garlic – 5 small chopped

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – to taste

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp chopped (for garnishing)

For Tempering

Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Onion – 1/2 medium chopped

Dry red chillies – 3 broken

Curry leaves – 1 sprig



Pressure cook the bottle gourd along with water for 3 minutes on a low flame, after the first whistle.  Allow it to cool.  Add the rest of the ingredients and pressure cook for another 4 minutes.  Allow it to cool.  Add the coriander leaves to the curry and mix well.  Add more water if it is too thick.  Simmer for a minute and switch off  the flame.  Heat oil in a small non-stick pan and do the tempering.  Pour it over the lauki dal curry and mix well.  Serve delicious ‘Bottle Gourd and Moong Dal Curry’ with rice, chappathi, puri or idli.  Enjoy!

  1. I can have this curry with some and mango pickle,so comforting..

  2. looks yummy …love this combo ..nice click too

  3. Very nice.