Sunday, May 11, 2014


Bottle Gourd Dhal Curry Recipe @

Bottle Gourd or sorakkai (Tamil) or lauki (Hindi) was found in every Indian kitchen. Not only it was inexpensive but easily available in the market.

In fact this Bottle Gourd Dhal Curry is loaded with fiber, vitamin C, zinc, iron and magnesium but low in fat. It is great for treatment of acidity, weight loss and constipation.

The combination of bottle gourd and mung beans produce a delicate and awesome flavor that you can consume it by itself but equally great with steaming hot rice and freshly baked chapati.

Bottle Gourd Dhal Curry Recipe @


500 g bottle gourd peeled and cubed
1 cup split mung beans boiled
2 onion chopped
3 green chili sliced
1 tomato chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seed
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp tamarind paste
1 tsp ginger minced
salt to taste
2 tablespoon oil
1 tsp chili powder (optional)
1 stalk curry leaves
1/2 tsp hing

Bottle Gourd Dhal Curry Recipe @


Heat the oil, add in cumin seed,  when cumin seed starts to crackle, add onion, green chili, curry leaves, hing  and  ginger. Fry until the onion turns soft.

Add bottle gourd, tomato, turmeric, chili powder, stir and cover pot for 5 minutes.

Add 3 cups water and salt, simmer until bottle gourd turns soft, stir in between.

Mix in cooked mung beans and  tamarind continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Add more salt if needed.

Serve hot with  paratha  or rice.

Bottle Gourd Dhal Curry  Recipe @

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Rafeeda AR said...

love these kind of curries with rice...

Fullscoops said...

Looks so yummy!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Very healthy curry and lovely click!...looks so good :)

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

I hope bottle gourd tastes different than bitter gourd :D in any case, dhal looks flavorful and yummy!

Julie said...

healthy curry,yummy dal :)

Unknown said...

I love curry, but haven't tried Indian curry before. Thanks so much for the recipe, which I'm pinning.

Winnie said...

I don't think I've ever eaten it, although we used to eat a lot in Indian restaurants when I was growing up so I'm not sure....
This dish looks fantastic and it's definitely for me :)

Deepti said...

Wonderful recipe! yes it is very healthy and love the fact that it helps in weight loss :)

Jess said...

What an interesting recipe!

Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks yum,should try bottlegourd

Katerina said...

This is a delicious curry full of vitamins!

Erlene said...

I've never eaten bottled gourd before. I looked it up on the internet and I saw a straight and curved one. Are they the same? Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Learned something new.

Julie said...

interesting dal..yummy!!

Unknown said...

I've never tried bottle gourd but just scanning the list of spices this sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark.
Glenna @ My Paper Craze

Laura said...

Delicious! Stumbled!

Lou Lou Girls said...

Oh Yum! Delicious. Pinned. Thanks for being part of our party. I hope you will swing by on Monday at 7 pm and party with us. We love having you.
Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

Ivy and Elephants said...

This looks SOOOO good!!! I can smell the spices from here, can'y wait to try it.

Diane Balch said...

There is an Indian market I pass by occasionally. I will look for this vegetable and make your recipe. thanks so much for sharing such a unique dish with us on foodie friday.

Deborah Davis said...

Lately I have been mad about curries. Recently, I have turned every other meal into a curry dish, so I was delighted that you shared this spicy Bottle Gourd Dhal Curry recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I can't wait to try this!