Sorakaya/Bottle gourd- 1 cup small pieces
Chana dal- 1 and ½ cup
Onions- 1 large finely chopped
Tomatoes – 1 large or 2 small finely chopped
Green chillies- 2-3 slit
Red chili powder- 1tbsp
Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Curry leaves- a few sprigs
Mustard seeds- ½ tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
Oil- 4-5 tbsp
Salt -acc to taste
-Soak senagapappu(chana dal) for 1 hr.Drain and keep aside.
-Heat oil in a pressure cooker, crackle mustard seeds.
-Add hing, green chillies and curry leaves and fry for 30 secs.
-Add chopped onions and fry until they are transparent, now add chopped bottle gourd pieces and fry for 2-3 mins.
-Add chopped tomatoes amd cook for 3-4 min till the tomatoes are mushy, add the soaked dal and saute for 2-3 mins.
-Add coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt fry for till the raw smell goes.
-Add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles. Chana dal should be firm to touch but it should be cooked.
-Serve hot with rice.