Chane ki Daal with Louki (split baby chickpeas lentil with bottle gourd) is traditional North Indian cuisine. Louki (Bottle Gourd) is not a welcome vegetable for most of the kids. Well, if there is Lauki ke kofte ki sabzi (grated bottle gourd dumplings in curry) then its a different story altogether. But as kofte ki sabzi involves deep fried preparation we cannot prepare this in our daily regular meals.
Then how to feed kids this very nutritious vegetable? Try to add chana daal along with louki and this dull vegetable will turn into a delicious dish. Just before serving, add one spoon of pure ghee (clarified butter) in this daal and the taste goes to another level.
There is one more variety of chana daal/split baby chickpea lentil with spinach in the blog – If you are interested, please take a look…Daal paalak (split chickpea lentil with spinach)
Chana daal 3/4 cup
Louki 200 grams
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Water 2 cups
Rai (small mustard seeds) 1/2 tsp
Jeera (cumin seeds) 1/2 tsp
Hing (Asafotida) 1/8 tsp
Oil/ghee 3 tbsp
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/8 tsp
2 tomatoes, 1 onion, 3-4 green chilies, tiny piece of ginger
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
A few points….
- You can reduce the quantity of louki.
- Cook chana daal on sim heat for at least 15 to 20 minutes as it takes slightly longer time to get cooked compared to other lentils.
- You can also add garlic in the puree.
- Ghee can be used to prepare tadka in place of oil.
Wash chana daal nicely and soak it in two cups of water for an hour. It will puff up nicely in one hour.
After an hour, wash, peel and chop louki in small pieces. Add turmeric powder and salt in chana daal along with louki pieces and pressure cook it till chana daal becomes soft.
While chana daal is getting cooked, we will prepare tadka. Wash and chop onion, tomatoes, green chilies and ginger and grind them in a mixer. Heat oil in a pan or wok and crackle rai, hing and jeera.
Add grinded puree in the oil and add turmeric and red chili powder. Cook till the water evaporates leaving only oil.
Daal must be cooked by now. Switch off the heat and remove the lid off the pressure cooker once it cools down.
Add this louki – daal in the ready tadka. If you feel that consistency is too thick, add hot water. Shift chane ki daal with louki in serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.
97 thoughts on “Chane ki daal with louki”
Thanks Deeksha for the recipe.
You are always welcome Sri ☺️
This is one of my favorite ways if making daal. 😋
This is one of my favorite ways of making daal. 😋
Daals are regular in our daily menu Kamini. Some changes in regular cooking keep the interest alive😊
This one is very tasty dish ,I love this very much .Thank you very much for sharing.🌹👍🙏
You are most welcome Francis😊
Wow, that looks so good. 🙂
Thank you very much Lynette😊
Oh! Very nice recipe, Deeksha. Even we make chane ki dal and lauki often at home. Healthy bhi, tasty bhi. ❤
So true Meenal. Addition of daal changes the taste completely of Louki.
Thank you very much😊
Used to make this very often earlier. Had somehow stopped making it. Thanks for refreshing earlier memories. Will make it soon.👍
Deepika, thank you very much. It happens a lot with me also. For no reason sometimes I just stop cooking some particular dish and then by listening it from my friend or sister I realize that I have not cooked it for ages😇
So glad, I am not the only one to do that 😃
We must eat chana dal, it has many specialties, if it is with gourd, then its nutrition and taste are doubled. With hot rice, I can’t wait to eat it. 😋Thanks for another awesome recipe ma’am 😊🤗👌👌🌻🎆
Thank you very much Yogesh😊😊Yes, if chana louki ki daal is there in the menu, then rice is a must!
Stay safe and healthy.
Wow! Love the colour of the dal Deeksha. Mom’s have to come up with creative ideas to make the food nutritious isn’t it 🙂
Sach mei Radhika, bachho kei liye kya kya nahi karna padta hai, aur kabhi kabhi phir bhee itna mushkil ho jata hai 😇
Bilkul 🙂 Same story with all moms!!
I love this dish whenever my mother makes it.
Christin, Even I like this daal a lot when my mother prepares😊
I did not fin any bottle gourd here in our little place of the world yet. Mangos are also gone all of a sudden, there wasn’t a single one in the supermarket last Friday. I will have a look at the other recipe, spinach we do have … 😉
Mangoes always disappear suddenly. I so much wanted raw mangoes, but nothing is available.
Stella, you can always replace bottle gourd with zucchini. Both have almost same taste. When we were in Jamaica, I used zucchini for all my bottle gourd based dishes.
Oh, thanks, Deeksha, that’s good to know!
Oh, thank you, Deeksha, that is good to know, and so much easier for me here in Denmark!
Oops, what happened here? I commented twice? Can’t keep my mouth shut … 😉
That’s fine Stella. It is always nice to hear from you 😊 😘🤗
Thanks, so sweet of you!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!
You are always welcome Indira😊🙂
This is my favourite Dal
It’s a tasty, healthy and yummy dish. This dish is prepared just before the fasting of chaath puja.
Oh really, didn’t know it is connected with festivals also. Thank you very much Rekha 😊🙂
Healthy and tastey
Thank you very much Ashok🙂
Have a great Rakshabandhan festival!
Love this dish best with rice and roti!
Oh yes… daal and sabzi is there in one bowl, boil rice and prepare roti, food is ready. Some less work for us also😇
The dish looks delicious. Love the flavorings you’ve used. I had to Google “Louki”, so now I know what it is!
Thank you very much Ronit. I am glad that you liked the recipe☺️🙂
Still if ‘Louki’ is not available in your city, you can replace it with zucchini.
Thank you Deeksha, I’m glad to know it can be a good substitute. 🙂
Yes Ronit, we had stayed a few years back in Jamaica and there also initially bottle gourd was not available. So started using zucchini for all my bottle gourd dishes.
Very nice presentation, Deeksha and yes such a healthy food to eat with either chapatti or rice. I make chana dal but now will try with louki too. Thanks so much dear.
Thank you very much Kamal 😘😊
Have a great Rakshabandhan festival ☺️
You are always welcome dear Deeksha 😊😊😊😊. You too have a wonderful Raksha Bandhan ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Looks delicious Dee 😋 Thank you for share ❤️
Thanks a lot Suni and you are always welcome 😊 😘
Have a safe week day ahead!!
Have a wonderful Raksha Bandhan !! Take care 💜
A regular at our home and preferred choice when one is sick. Light and nutritious.
A good masaledaar tadka will turn this into regular food also arv!!
That’s one of my favourites. Haven’t had it for a long time. Thanks for the recipe, Deeksha. Yum! 😍😋
Looks beautiful! Thank You and Cheers!!! 💕
Thank you very much 😊 Have a great day!
My pleasure! And Thank You! I hope You have a great day as well!!! ❤️
Ok got a new dish to prepare, thank you for this share
You are always welcome Subbashini and thanks a lot☺😊
I loved your cooking recipe . Dal is nice to eat with rice.
avran, thank you very much🙂
Hello Deeksha! This was indeed a tasty twist to the regular recipe! Thanks for sharing.
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Tisha, thank you very much😊
I was a bit busy these days, so could’t reply on time,very sorry.
Thanks a lot for nomination. I will sure try to be part of it!
It’s alright! Looking forward to read your post! 🙂
Looks very delicious. 🙂
Thank you very much😊
You are welcome, Deeksha. 🙂
I love the hari mirchi you put in it. health and taste. You should go for Master Chef competition. I’m sure they can’t cook like you. It is not about doing things as per an alarm clock. Master Chef has to have a master touch. you have that. Who else can make lauki, karela tasty?
Parneet, I am truly flattered🥰Aapne kah diya ,vahi kaafi hai😊
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Very true. That’s why the cakes and cookies are in your mind😊😊
Well I would say probably it is like opportunity in disguise. For kids parents are avoiding market bought snacks, so you know…… ☺️
I think I love rice too much… every dish you shared looks just wonderful with rice! it is such a great happiness to be your family and enjoy all your loving dishes!
The best part of rice is that it is so easy to cook and one curry is enough to accompany. I am not a rice person but my sister can have rice in lunch and dinner each day!!
घीया चने की दाल is My favourite 🤗🤗🤗🤪😋
I assume you are fond of homemade food🙂
Looks great, Will try this. Thanks!
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And thank you for visting our blog as well!
You have a wonderful blog. We will try to be in touch. Have a safe and healthy weekday!
Delicious and nutritious
Thank you very much 😊
I always make louki with toor dal, time to make it with chana dal
I will also cook with Toor daal as my husband and daughter love Toor daal a lot ☺️
Thanks a lot 😊
Deeksha Pathak, if all ingredients are available, how easy is this dish to prepare and serve?
I feel it depends on individual to what they think is easy might be difficult for other.
In my opinion this dish is very easy to prepare if you have all ingredients.
Deeksha Pathak, I like the recipe idea as it is described.
Is this an easy dish to prepare and serve?
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