Sorakaya Pappu - Lauki ki Dal - Bottle Gourd Dal
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Wash bottle gourd under running water tap by rubbing between fingers. Peel the gourd using a peeler. Cut the bottle gourd into medium sized pieces and take them into a bowl. Take pigeon peas into a bowl and add water and wash well. Take 3 liters pressure cooker and add the washed dal into it. Add 300ml water and 1tsp ghee into the pressure cooker. When cooking dal and vegetables in a pressure cooker directly add ghee or oil so that while cooking water will not come out of the vent. Now add bottle gourd pieces also into the pressure cooker and cover with lid. Place the pressure cooker on stove and heat it on high flame. After first whistle, lower the flame and cook dal for 10 minutes in pressure cooker. After 10 minutes switch off the flame and allow the pressure cooker to cool naturally. Then open lid and observe that dal and gourd pieces are well cooked.
Heat a pan and add oil and heat oil. When oil is hot add black gram and fry stirring continuously. When seeds start changing colour add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and fry stirring till seeds splutter. Then add asafetida and curry leaves and fry well. Now add cooked dal and bottle gourd pieces into the pan. Then add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and sea salt. Add sufficient water to get the right consistency---here I have added 50 ml water. Mix all nicely and allow the dal to cook on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the dal starts boiling. Then switch off flame and mix well. Transfer the prepared dal into a serving bowl. Serve dal with plain rice and a pickle as a side relish. Sorakaya pappu would be delicious and tasty to eat.
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