Opo Squash with Bengal Gram Dal
Opo Squash is famously known as Lauki or Dudhi. Bengal Gram Dal is known as Channa Dal. This vegetable subji is often cooked at my home for dinner. In Ayurveda, Opo Squash is at the top of the list of vegetables for our body’s health. As you know, Bengal Gram Dal is also highly recommended to be used as a sugar stabilizer. Here is a quick recipe that is Jain, Vegan, and low in sugar.
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Recipe Type: Jain, Vegan, Low Sugar
Bengal Gram Dal
|1||Opo Squash, peeled and cut into cubes = almost two cups|
|1||Cup||Bengal Gram Dal, washed & soaked for 2 hours|
|Curry Leaves (optional)|
|Cilantro, chopped for garnish|
|Salt to taste|
- In a pan on medium, heat the oil.
- Add cinnamon, cloves, mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
- Once they start popping, add cut Opo Squash and Bengal Dal.
- Add 1 cup of water to cook and bring to a boil.
- Once it starts bubbling, add all of the spices and stir.
- Cover and reduce the heat.
- It will take almost 5-7 minutes to cook.
- Occasionally stir and cover so that the steam helps it cook.
- Check with your fingers by taking out few begal gram dal and pinching them to see if they are cooked.
- Opo squash should change color as it cooks.
- Garnish with chopped cilantro.
- Serve with rice and Chappati.
- Gujarati Kadhi made with buttermilk can be served with this as it compliments the gram dal very well.