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Carbohydrates
24.8g / 61%
Protein
7.1g / 17%
Fats
4g / 22%
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Indian Main Course

Lauki Tomato Dal Recipe

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42Min
Medium
Tomato Pappu is a traditional favorite in Andhra Households and is made very frequently. Add squares of steamed lauki to the dal and simmer for a few minutes . Top with crispy fried onions to make a Lauki Tomato Dal

Ingredients

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5 Servings
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This dish was made for 5 here

1  Sachet
MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic
1  Cup
Toor Dal
2.5  Cups
Water
0.5  Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder
3 
Tomato
2  Cups
Lauki
30  gms
Tamarind
1  Pinch
Salt
1  Tablespoon
Oil
1  Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds
0.5  Teaspoon
Cumin Seeds
5  Cloves
Garlic (Crushed)
1 
Onion
3 
Dry Red Chillies
6 
Curry Leaves
3  Tablespoons
Coriander Leaves (Chopped)

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Nutrition Value

Energy
160.77 kcal
Carbohydrates
24.81 g
Protein
7.05 g
Fats
4.02 g
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Instruction

42 Minutes
Step 1
15 Min
Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list. Lauki Tomato Dal Recipe
Step 2
10 Min
Wash the dal and pressure cook with 2½ cup water, turmeric powder, tomatoes, lauki and tamarind for 3 whistles. Add salt to taste. Lauki Tomato Dal Recipe
Step 3
8 Min
Heat oil in a karahi, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow it to splutter. Add garlic, onion, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Cook till the onion turns pink and mixture is aromatic Lauki Tomato Dal Recipe
Step 4
7 Min
Add the above seasoning and MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic to cooked dal. Add some hot water if too thick to get desired consistency. Simmer for 2 minutes. Lauki Tomato Dal Recipe
Step 5
2 Min
Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice. Lauki Tomato Dal Recipe
Lauki Tomato Dal Recipe

Step 1 of 5

Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list.

Lauki Tomato Dal Recipe

Step 2 of 5

Wash the dal and pressure cook with 2½ cup water, turmeric powder, tomatoes, lauki and tamarind for 3 whistles. Add salt to taste.

Lauki Tomato Dal Recipe

Step 3 of 5

Heat oil in a karahi, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow it to splutter. Add garlic, onion, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Cook till the onion turns pink and mixture is aromatic

Lauki Tomato Dal Recipe

Step 4 of 5

Add the above seasoning and MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic to cooked dal. Add some hot water if too thick to get desired consistency. Simmer for 2 minutes.

Lauki Tomato Dal Recipe

Step 5 of 5

Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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