Lauki Channa Daal Recipe | Food Diaries | Zarnak Sidhwa | Desi Food

Lauki Channa Daal Recipe | Food Diaries
Lauki Channa Daal Recipe | Food Diaries

This briny Lauki Channa Daal is nothing like you have ever tried before. Pair it with boiled rice or a chapati, either way it’ll taste amazing.

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Lauki Channa Daal and Chicken Tikka Popcorn Recipe. This show of Food Diaries with Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 22 April 2020.





  • Bottle gourd 1 kg
  • Split Bengal gram 1 cup
  • Tomatoes (chopped) 1 cup
  • Onions (chopped) 2
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Chili sauce 1 tbsp
  • Red chili powder ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder ½ tsp
  • Black pepper powder 1 tsp
  • All spice powder ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder ½ tsp
  • Green chilies 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves to garnish

Method :
Soak lentil overnight, then boil it in water with ½ teaspoon turmeric until done. Strain and set aside. In a pan heat oil, add onion and cook until translucent. Then add ginger garlic paste and tomatoes, salt, ½ teaspoon turmeric, chili sauce, red chili powder and bottle gourd and cook covered adding water as required. Once bottle gourd is fully cooked, add lentils, black pepper, all spice powder, cumin powder, and coriander powder, and then before serving, garnish with green chilies, coriander and serve with parathas.


  • Gram flour 25 grams
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Red chili 1 1/2 tsp
  • Chili garlic sauce 1 tbsp
  • Chili sauce 1 tbsp
  • Curd 120 grams
  • cream 120 grams
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • All spice powder 1 tsp
  • Dry mango powder 1 tsp
  • Black salt 1 tsp
  • Dry fenugreek leaves 1 tbsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Boneless chicken ½ kg
  • Cornflakes 110 grams
  • Breadcrumbs 110 grams
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Red chili 1 tsp
  • Oil for frying
  • Coriander 2 tbsp
  • Mint 2 tbsp
  • Onions 2
  • Garlic 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Green chili 1 tbsp
  • Sugar 1 tbsp
  • Salt 1 tsp


Method :
Dry roast the gram flour until it turns golden brown in color. Remove it from heat and transfer this into a mixing bowl, add 2 tablespoons oil, red chili, chili garlic sauce, chili sauce, curd, cream, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, all spice powder, dry mango powder, black salt, dry fenugreek leaves, salt and mix. Add chicken and marinate for 30 minutes. In a blender, add cornflakes and blend well into a fine powder. Transfer this into a bowl, add in bread crumbs, salt, red chili and mix. Take the marinated chicken pieces and roll it in breadcrumbs and cornflakes mixture. Heat oil and deep fry these until golden brown and crispy. Drain on absorbent paper. In a blender, add coriander leaves, mint, onions, garlic, green chili, sugar, salt and blend it into a smooth puree. Serve with this chutney.

Lauki Channa Daal Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Lauki Channa Daal Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Zarnak Sidhwa at Masala TV show Food Diaries. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Zarnak Sidhwa.

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