Photography Credit – Neelima Sriram
Rinse the chana dal. Steam bottle gourd and cook the chana dal separately. Heat a pan and dry roast mustard seeds, cinnamon, cloves and asafoetida for 5 seconds. Add cooked chana dal and bottle gourd. Add turmeric, kokum, coriander powder, cumin, red chilli powder, date paste and salt. Simmer on medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves.