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Bottle Gourd With Bengal Gram

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  Gourd 750 Gram
  Bengal gram 5 Tablespoon, picked, washed and soaked
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Whole red chili 1
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green chilies 2 , deseeded and sliced thinly
  Ginger piece 1 Inch, thinly sliced
  Tomato 1 Small, chopped
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

Soak the dal for at least 2 hours, then semi cook so that it becomes soft but not broken.
Drain it and reserve the water.
In the pressure cooker, heat the oil.
Drop the red chilli into it.
After a few seconds, add the asafoetida and the mustard seeds.
Fry till they stop spluttering.
Add the chillies and ginger and fry for a few minutes.
Add the tomato and fry till the fat separates.
Add the gourd, salt, and sugar and stir well.
Add 1/2 a cup of the reserved water and close the cooker.
After it reaches maximum pressure, reduce heat and keep on the fire for 3 minutes.
Open the cooker, add the dal, cover and cook till the dal is completely softened and all the excess water has dried up.
Serve garnished with garam masala.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 181 Calories from Fat 78

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.7%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 107.5 mg4.5%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15%

Sugars 5.5 g

Protein 5 g10.6%

Vitamin A 6.3% Vitamin C 63.9%

Calcium 7.5% Iron 9.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Bottle Gourd With Bengal Gram Recipe