MOONG DAL DIYE LAU GHONTO – a very common side in Bengali household because of its simplicity. It is mainly a two ingredient curry recipe that has immense health benefits. Since it is a less spicy curry it is a wonderful choice for kids and elderly person. Since it tastes fabulous, they will dig happily into this healthy tasty combination.
Bottle Gourd is one of those veggies,that are known to be Doctor’s or dietitian’s favourite because of its immense health benefits. This veggie fits well in the menu of pregnant woman , diabetic patient and even in weight loss program and many more.
- Cuisine – Bengali
- Course – Main Course
- Prep time -10 minutes
- Cooking time -20 minutes
- Author- Tina
HOW TO COOK BENGALI STYLE MOONG DAL DIYE LAU GHONTO
- 1 Medium Size Lauki/Bottle Gourd
- 2-4 Tsp Moong Dal/ Yellow Lentil
- 1 Medium Size Potato (Cubes , perboiled)
- 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
- Salt and sugar to taste
- 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
- 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
- Mustard Oil to Cook
STEP BY STEP WITH PHOTOS
Scrap the skin of bottle gourd. Cut them into fine shreds.
Dry Roast the Moong Dal. Wash them after roasting.
Pour mustard oil in pan. Add the perboiled potato cubes for frying.
Wash the Moong Dal after dry roasting. Put it in pan.
Toss them for few minutes.
Add shreds of bottle gourd.
Add 1 tsp Turmeric powder, 1 Tsp Cumin Powder. Mix everything.
Add 1 tsp Sugar.
Mix everything. Add 1 green chilli. Put a lid and cook in low flame for few minutes.
After few minutes, again toss everything.
Sprinkle 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder and finish cooking.
It goes fabulous with rice.