Lau moong | Bottle gourd with moong recipe

Lau moong | Bottle gourd with moong recipe

Bottle gourd or lau is a vegetable with a cooling effect. The Lau moong | Bottle gourd with moong recipe of mine mentioned below is indeed good to have for summer days. Because we have pulses and vegetables both in this Lau moong | Bottle gourd with moong recipe, it’s undoubtedly nutritious as well.

Ingredients for Lau moong | Bottle gourd with moong recipe:

  1. 1 bottle gourd (small)
  2. 1 cup moong dal
  3. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  4. 1 whole dry red chilly
  5. 1 bay leaf
  6. 1 tomato
  7. turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  8. Oil (refined or mustard oil preferably)
  9. 1 tsp garam masala powder (optional)
  10. 1 tbsp ghee (optional)

Lau moong | Bottle gourd with moong recipe – The Method:

1. Peel off the skin from bottle gourd and cut it into very small cubes of uniform size

2. Take a wok, heat oil in it

3. Crackle some mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 dry chilly and a bay leaf

4. Add 1 chopped tomatoes and cook till soft

5. Add 1 cup of washed moong dal and stir for 4 minutes

6. Add a paste of 1 tsp turmeric, salt and stir till oil separates

7. Add bottle gourd and cover cook till moong dal and bottle gourd are cooked properly

8. Add garam masala powder(optional). Stir and cook till water evaporates mostly

Serve hot with 1 tbsp of ghee as topping!

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Lau moong | Bottle gourd with moong recipe

Lau moong | Bottle gourd with moong recipe for babies:

This recipe can be fed to babies as well. Just make sure the pulses or the dal and thebottle gourd is soft and mashed. Use ghee to fry the dal and vegetables instead of oil

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I am a foodie and a cook by passion. The aroma, the taste of food attracts me and the ingredients and their properties attract me even more. I pursued my bachelors in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering and have had a successful career in IT in automotive testing domain as an automation and manual test engineer. I worked for 8 years in Bangalore, Kolkata and Munich, Germany. After my daughter was born, I worked for 2 years and then decided to take a break to spend time with my daughter and watch her grow. Apart from spending time with my princess, I am devoting time to my hobbies of cooking and writing now.