Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lauki Dal And Funny Lemons

When life gives you lemons......Well, if they are anything like the one above then I'd laugh my guts out! :D:D A co-worker got some lemons from his backyard and I loved this one. I simply had to pick up this poor deformed thing. :)

I made a very simple yet tasty bengali style lauki dal. The panch puran masala gives it a very unique flavor. It was so good to have this after 5 days of eating out.

  1. 3 spoons panch puran masala
  2. 1 small lauki (bottle gourd)
  3. Tomato - 1, finely chopped
  4. Split masoor dal - 1 cup
  5. Oil - 1 tsp
  6. Salt
  7. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  8. Jeera powder - 1 tsp
  9. Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  10. Dhania powder - 1/2 tsp
  11. Tamarind pulp - 1 tsp
  12. Curry leaves - 10
  1. Take a pressure pan and heat the oil.
  2. Add the curry leaves, haldi and the panch puran masala.
  3. Add the tomatoes and dal and saute for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the the rest of the ingredients - tamarind pulp, salt, chilli powder, dhania powder, jeera powder and enough water to soak them.
  5. Pressure cook for two whistles and enjoy steaming hot.

We ate at saravana bhavan last weekend and enjoyed the falooda and filter coffee.

1 comment:

Sindhu said...

LOL! you helped the poor soul serve his purpose in life :-)

I have to try the falooda next time I visit Saravana Bhavan :-). It reminds me of Udupi Ghadbhad.