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Friday, April 2, 2010

LAUKI CHANA DAL SABZI (DUDHI CHANA NU SHAAK)


Replacing Carbohydrate loaded 'Potatoes' with light & health friendly ' Lauki/Dudhi/Squash' is one of the biggest weight loss triggers, try it ..

I had a Pav Bhaaji with Mashed Lauki instead of potatoes & it was so tough to tell the difference & it works wonders on your weight loss program ...

Try replacing dudhi instead of potatoes in all your potato recipes for 6 months & you will see miracle results in weight loss

RECIPE SERVES 2

INGREDIENTS

3 cups lauki / dudhi / squash ( choose a fresh green squash, peel, cut in cubes )

1/4 cup chana dal (soak in 2 cups of water for 30 mins before adding to the sabzi)

1 tomato finely chopped

2 tablespoons oil for vaghaar, 1 teaspoon rai, pinch of hing, 1 tablespoon Garlic paste, 2 teaspoons salt (to taste), 4-5 teaspoons red chilli powder (depending on how spicy you want), 1 tablespoon dhaanajeeru

1 tablespoon Tamarind khatta meetha chutney (optional)

1/4 cup fresh cut cilantro for garnish

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METHOD

Soak 1/4 cup chana dal in 2 cups water for 30 minutes. While dal is soaking, make preparations for the sabzi.

Peel, cut lauki in cubes. 1 tomato - chop fine

After 30 mins, heat oil for vaghaar in cooker pan. Once it heats, add 1 teaspoon rai, pinch of hing, 1 tablespoon Garlic paste

Add the lauki, tomatoes, soaked chana dal with all the water thats in it.

Add spices - 2 teaspoons salt (to taste), 4-5 teaspoons red chilli powder (depending on how spicy you want), 1 tablespoon dhaanajeeru

Close the cooker pan, on medium high flame, cook to 4 whistles.

Let cooker cool completely, open, mix. If you like a slightly khatta meetha sabzi, you can add 1 tablespoon Tamarind khatta meetha chutney.

Garnish with fresh cut cilantro.

Serve hot with chapati, parathas ..

Prepare & enjoy !!!

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