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Dal And Dudhi (bottle gourd)peas and Paneer (cottage cheese)Vegetable

A very simple lightly spiced vegetarian meal.


200 gms tuvar dal /pigeon pea

Soak the dal for 2 hrs.

Wash off and boil till done


Spice powders

1/4 tsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp coriander powder

1/4 tsp cumin powder

1/4 tsp pepper powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/4 tsp hing


1 Vegetable stock cube

1/4 cup Coriander leaves finely chopped

3 green chillies finely chopped

Few Curry leaves

1/4 tsp Mustard seeds

5 cloves of garlic mashed

1 Onion finely chopped

1 tomato finely chopped


Add the mustard seeds , once it starts to splutter add the curry leaves. Saute the mashed garlic. Add the finely chopped onion and saute till lightly brown. Add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook till soft. Add the spice powders and crushed stock cube. Add in 1 cup water, bring to a boil. Add the boiled dal . And just enough water. Cook for 2 minutes. Lastly add finely chopped coriander leaves.

Bottle gourd green peas and cottage cheese stir fry.


500 gm dudhi chopped into small cubes

100 gms peas

200 gms paneer cut into cubes and lightly shallow fry , remove and keep aside.

2 onions finely chopped

4 cloves garlic mashed

3 chillies finely chopped

1 inch ginger finely chopped

Spice powder

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1/2 tsp pepper powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste

1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves


Add the finely chopped garlic and ginger, saute lightly. Add the finely chopped green chillies and onions , saute till onions turn translucent. Add the chopped bottle gourd ,peas and cook on low flame. Once almost done add the spice powders, salt to taste and mix well. Once done add the paneer. Cook for a minute. Lastly add finely chopped coriander leaves.

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