Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Masoor Dal with lau aar gajor

Masoor Dal / Red Lentils - 1 cup
Carrot - 1 chopped into medium sized roundels
Lau / Bottle Gourd - 1/2 small, cut into medium size pieces
Green Beans - optional
Panch Phoron - 1/2 tsp
Dried red chillies - 3
Green chillies - 3
Onion - 1/2, thinly sliced (optional)

Soak masoor dal in water for an hour.

 Heat oil in a pan. Add the panch phoron, red chillies and green chillies.

If using onion, add the onion slices and cook till soft.

Then add the chopped lau and carrots and turmeric and toss for a few minutes. Add the soaked dal, sufficient water to cover  it and salt.

Cook covered for around 20 minutes or till the dal and the vegetables are soft and completely cooked.

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