Jan 17, 2012

Lauki chana daal curry / Bottle guard chickpeas curry


  • 1 small lauki / bottle guard(cut into small pieces)
  • ½- cup chana daal / split chickpeas
  • 1-medium size potato(cut into small pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1-cup nutrela (soya chunks)
  • 1-tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1- medium size garlic
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tbs curry powder 
  • 1- tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste

  • Soak chana dalal and nutrela in hot water for 3-4 hours.
  • Make the paste of onion, garlic and tomato.
  • First fry the nutrela in the pan and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let it crackles, add onion and garlic. cook until the paste starts leaving the pan and oil comes up.
  • Add lauki, chana daal, potato, nutrela and all the dry powder in it and add 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for 2 minutes. 
  • Now lauki chana daal curry is ready, Serve hot with chapatis.
Linking this to Any One Can Cook: Series 38, Taking a timeout on Thursday # 13 Tastetastic Thursday #18,  Priya's  "Veggie/Fruit" event  and hosting by Raji .


  1. Wat a super delicious side dish for rotis,yummm..

  2. Different style of curry, looks very delicious. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  3. Hi there, I love just about anything curried and have been enjoying curries for about 50 years. This one looks like it could be added to my list of favourites. Thank you so much for sharing this "new to me" curry recipe. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  4. Looks so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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