Toor Dal Lauki Recipe

Toor Dal Lauki Recipe

Toor Dal Lauki Recipe
Lauki Dal or Dudhi dal is one of those recipes which I prepare when I’m in hurry to finish cooking or don’t want to cook anything or simply cause there is lauki at home. The recipe is simple and easy resulting in delicious dal and the big advantage is you really don’t have to cook any vegetable, without any side dish or sabji also our loyal lauki/dudhi dal will taste just yummy. There are few version of making lauki dal in my home we prepare lauki with various dal and in different ways.

I maximum do toor dal lauki in below mention method with slight variations some times, you have to choose tender bottle gourd to make dal lauki or the dal will not taste nice and also the fresh ones.  I personally like to chop bottle gourd in small pieces as I don't like to bite on big pieces but if you wish you can cut them in to chunks too.

Toor Dal Lauki Recipe

You can do follow the same method and use chana or yellow moong dal to make dal lauki too but for chana dal lauki I have a different method which I will post soon.  I normally cook dal and bottle gourd separate but you can also cook both together just make sure when you mash the dal the bottle gourd pieces should not get mashed, if you do that carefully it can be done.

Toor Dal Lauki Recipe

This most of the time our Saturday lunch as it's quick and easy, pair up with steamed rice some salad and achar, papad and we are done with a satisfying  meal.  You can try the same and I guess you will live it too, do share your views on this dal if you try.

Toor Dal Lauki Recipe

Toor Dal Lauki Recipe

Author: Category: Dal- Main Course | Cuisine: North Indian
Prep Time: 10 Mins | Cook Time: Total Time: 40 Mins
Serves: 3-4


Lauki/Bottle gourd – 1 medium or 3 cups chopped
Toor Dal/Split Pigeon Peas – 1 cup
Onion – 1 medium
Green chilies – 4-5 or to taste
Tomato – 1 big
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Chopped Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp
Salt - To Taste
For Tadka/Tempering
Oil or Ghee or Butter - 2 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing - A Pinch
Cumin/Jeera Powder - 1 tsp
Minced Garlic - 1 tsp


1. Wash Dal and soak in water until required. Peel bottle guard and cut in small cubes. Remove the seeds if wished or too many seeds.
2. Pressure cook dal and bottle guard together with 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and enough water for 3 whistles. Once pressure released mash well and keep aside.
3. Meanwhile chop onion, tomato, green chilli and coriander leaves.
4. In pan or wok heat oil/ghee, hing, add cumin seeds, garlic and saute until garlic becomes golden brown.
5. Add onion, green chilli and saute until onion becomes soft.
6. Add redchill, remaining turmeric powder and saute for minute. Add chopped tomato and cook until it gets mashed.
7. Add bottle gourd pieces and mix well, cook for 2 minutes.
8. Add mashed dal, 1-2 cups of water, salt and bring it to good boil, simmer for 5 minutes. Add coriander leaves mix and off flame.

Serve with steamed rice, salad, pickle and any side dish.  Add ghee in dal for extra flavor.

Toor Dal Lauki Recipe

Other Dal recipes you can check here.

Bottlegourd/Lauki/Dudhi Recipes

Have a nice day.
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  1. Nice entry yaar...Yes,as vani bottle gourd everywhere..I had to finish with the bottle gourd in the fridge n I made both sambar and sidedish with bottlegourd..eventhough nt sending it for the event :)...

  2. Thanks Ramya & Vani.

    Vani I'm not able to publish your another comment :-(

  3. nice entry for the event...u know in my life time i have never tryed this bottlegourd....but luv to use it now after cing lots of recipes for the bottlegourd event...sacchi yaar muu mein tho panni aa gayaa...

  4. aree lauki US mein nahi dekha,isliyee tho tumare recipe dekh kar pani aa rahaa hai....khya karu samaj mein ayee na..(GHULAM film song line) hehe

  5. are yaar har gagha lauki hi lauki dhik rahi hai even Iam also planing dal looks so tempting

  6. looks delicious ,..nice entry fro the evnt..

  7. Nice recipe! Looks similar to lauki koottu we make :)

  8. that is really ready in jiffy recipe. nice recipe to save time. i almost keep on searching quick dishes , this one is a nice addition to that :) .
    thank you priti for this lovely dish :)

  9. Thanks Suma, Priyanka, Rekha, A&N, and Pooja for your comments..
    Pooja ya it's really quick one...only time is to pressure cook..do try and let me know the result :-)..
    & All ..buy lauki and eat lauki ;p..& Suma...u watch and read everyone's post ..hehe..kidding dear

  10. Dal looks yummy.....I also make the same way......Specially my hubby loves it......Gr8 entry......

  11. Hummm love lauki, dal looks good, lovely entry for the event!!!!

  12. Good entry. Healthy for summer diet.

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  14. Love lauki dal! Usually make it the South Indian way, without onions & garlic. Will try your version soon!

  15. love the sweetness of dal with lauki ,looka yumm priti

  16. This will be my next experiment

    Smiles :)

  17. Yes, the dal indeed taste good, thanis Siressha, Madhavi, Devi Priya, Sagari.

    Vani good to see you here, let me know how the dal turn up.

    Thanks for visiting Pacifier returns..I love experiment and my cooking start with that.

  18. Lauki galores ob blog world..Dal looks yum..

  19. Hi Priti, great entry:-) I love Dal Lauki, and always make it whenever I buy bottle gourd.


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