Kaddu /Lauki Dalcha (Bottle gourd)

Kaddu /Lauki  Dalcha (Bottle gourd)
Tur dal                           2 cups
Channa dal/chickpea      ¼ cup
Onion                            1 small
Tamarind                       1 small ball
Tomatoes                      2
Green chili                     3-4
Bottle gourd                  1
Red chili powder           2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste        2 tsp
Oil                                2 table spoon
Coriander leaves           6-8 stalks
Curry leaves                 8-10
Cloves                          2
Cinnamon stick             1
Cardamom                   1
Shahjeera                     ½ tsp

Wash and soak the dals for about an hour.  Pressure cook, grate it and keep it aside.  Wash and soak the tamarind and remove the juice and keep aside.
Take another dish, heat the oil, add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom & shahjeera, then add the chopped onions and fry it well, add the curry leaves,  saffron, ginger garlic paste, green chili (slit), red chili powder, chopped tomatoes , chopped coriander leaves  and fry it well.  Add the washed bottle gourd pieces , and fry it well, add the salt according to your taste, add enough water and allow it to cook for about 5-8 minutes.  Add the dal and the tamarind juice and if necessary a little water according to the consistency you desire and allow it to boil and turn it on sim for about 10 minutes.
It can be served with hot rice or fried rice or roti.

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