Post published on January 5, 2023 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on August 14, 2023 by vspiceroute

Dudhi Chana ni Dal is a simple dish prepared with Lauki also called bottle gourd and Split bengal gram. I love the bite in every piece of chana ni dal along with soft dudhi. The sweet, tangy and spicy flavor of the dal is perfect when paired along with rice or rotli. It is a one pot meal and well balanced. 

Dudhi Chana ni Dal

If you are looking for a comforting and balanced one pot recipe then you must try Dudhi Chana ni Dal. It is perfect dish to enjoy during winter times. I like to pair it along with rice. It has protein, carbs and nutrients. It comes together so quickly and love the fact that it is one pot dish. Try it out and tell me what you think. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine gujarati, Indian
Servings 2 people


  • 2 cups Dudhi or bottle gourd
  • 1/4 cup Chana ni dal split black grams
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Salt as needed
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida powder hing
  • 2 kokam dry garcinia optional
  • 1 tablespoon crushed jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice if not using kokam
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  • Wash and soak chana dal in hot water for 30 minutes
  • Peel and cut dudhi and wash it with cold water
  • Cook Dudhi and Chana dal seperately in an Instantpot on high pressure for 10 minutes or 3 whistles in a pressure cooker
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and hing powder and let it sizzle
  • Add the dudhi pieces and chana dal and mix it well
  • Add water and then add jaggery, red chili powder, salt, turmeric powder and kokam and let it simmer
  • Close the the lid and let it cook for 5 minutes till everything comes together
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice if kokam was skipped or it did not add enough sourness
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve it along with Rotli or Rice
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