muga dali/ moonga dal - 3 palm full
2 cups diced long gourd / lau
1 medium sized tomato diced
1medium sized onion cut into slices.
1 tsp jeera /cumin seeds
1-2 dry red chili.
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp oil / ghee.
Take a deep pan, lightly roast the moong dal in it, till you get the nice aroma of muga dali.Take out from the flame and keep aside. In a pressure cooker put the lightly roasted moong dal, the diced long gourd, tomato pieces, turmeric and salt. Add on sufficient water required to cook the dal. Bring on medium flame to 2 whistles, till the dal is cooked. let it cool down.
Put a deep pan on high flame. Pour the oil or ghee to the pan, add the red chili, cumin seeds when starts to splutter add the sliced onion and stir it. Fry it till the onion is golden in colour, add the boiled dal to it. You can add on some water to adjust the thickness of the dal. Garnish with cilantro leaves.