Monday, December 22, 2014

Opo Squash ( doodhi ) Lauki ) Vegetable In Slow Cooker

If you liked slow cooker spinach daal or gujarati kadhi you will surely like this simple Opo Squash and daal combination made even more simpler in slow-cooker. This is gujarati style vegetable known as 'Dudhi Chana Ni Daal Nu Shak' This is great addition for quick week night dinners or for packed lunches.
dudhi chana ni dal nu shak |

How to make dudhi chana ni dal nu shak in slow cooker:

Preparation Time : 5-7 minutes ( time to soak dal: 3 hours) 
Cook time: 4 hours


1. 1/2 cup split chick peas ( chana dal )
2. 2 cup cut opo squash (doodhi/lauki ) or approximately 250 gram

3. 2 1/4 cup hot water
4. 1 tsp red chili powder
5. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
6. salt to taste
7. 1 tsp coriander powder
8. 2 tbs jaggari/brown sugar

9. 2 tbs tomato puree or 1 small chopped tomato
10. cilantro

1. 2 1/2 tbs oil
2. 1/2 tsp mustard seed
3. 1 tsp cumin
4. 2 pinch asafoetida

1. Soak dal for 3 hour in a very hot water

2. After 3 hour drain the water.
3. Add all ingredients from 1-6 in slow cooker bowl, mix them well and set slow cooker on high. Let it cook for about 4 hours.

4. After 4 hour, prepare tadka/tempering in a small frying pan. Put small pan on medium heat. Add oil, mustard seed and cumin seeds. Once they crack, add asafoetida and immediately pour in slow cooker.
5. Now add Jaggari/brown sugar. Dissolve it well and sprinkle with coriander powder and mix it well.
6.Transfer in a serving bowl and sprinkle  with cilantro.
7. Opo Squash and Daal is ready to be served with rice, chapati, paratha etc.

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