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Lauki Chana Dal



Lauki Chana Dal is a popular Indian dish made with bottle gourd (lauki) and split chickpeas (chana dal). It is a nutritious and delicious dish that is often served as a side dish. The dish is made by cooking the lauki and chana dal together in a spicy tomato-based sauce. The dish is usually garnished with fresh cilantro and served with steamed rice or roti. This meal is low in fat and high in fiber, making it excellent for those watching their weight.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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chana dal

1 cup

large lauki (bottle gourd), peeled and grated


onion, finely chopped


green chillies, finely chopped


cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

chopped coriander leaves

1 tablespoon



Step 1:

Soak the chana dal in water for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.

Step 3:

When the cumin seeds start to crackle, add the chopped onions and green chillies.

Step 4:

Fry until the onions are golden brown.

Step 5:

Add the grated lauki and fry for a few minutes.

Step 6:

Add the soaked chana dal, coriander powder, garam masala, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.

Step 7:

Mix well and add 2 cups of water.

Step 8:

Cover and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the dal is cooked.

Step 9:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 19052 users have chowed down on Lauki Chana Dal a whopping 37978 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Lucknow, Indore, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Lauki Chana Dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Lauki Chana Dal, our users are head over heels in august, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Lauki Chana Dal is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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