Thursday, 8 September 2016

lauki moong dal sabzi - sorakaya pesara pappu - moong dal curry for chapathi

Lauki Moong Dal sabzi or Sorakaya Pesara Pappu andhra style is also called as Anapakaya pappu or sorakaya kootu in tamil and lauki moong dal recipe in hindi. My family members love this moong dal curry for chapathi/roti and this is most preferred for rice as well.

Bottlegourd i.e. Lauki is a watery vegetable and is good during summers. Also it has very less calories so preferred for weight loss. Pesara pappu i.e. moong dal is loaded with protiens and makes a great combination with bottlegourd.

I have prepared this sorakaya pesara pappu recipe in pressure cooker in order to fasten the cooking procedure. 

You can check MY video below to learn how to prepare sorakaya pesara pappu andhra style in pressure cooker :

Ingredients for Sorakaya Pesara Pappu - Lauki Moong Dal curry for chapathi

1. Bottle gourd (anapakaya/sorakaya/lauki) - 1 n 1/2 cup
2. Yellow Gram - 1 n 1/2 cup
3. Green Chillies - 3
4. Onion - 1
5. Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
6. Coriander Leaves - 4 to 5 sprigs
7. Garlic - 5 to 6 pieces
8. Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
9. Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
10. Salt - To Taste
11. Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsps
12. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
13. Oil - 3 to 4 tbsps
14. Water -  3 cups

Do check out my other Dal recipes:

Gangavalli Kura Pappu

Pesarapappu Vadalu 

Menthikura Pesarapappu 

Mullangi Pesara Pappu


How to make sorakaya pesara pappu andhra style in pressure cooker - lauki moong dal curry for chapathi:

1. Wash, peel, discard seeds and cut bottle gourd to small pieces

2. Wash and soak yellow gram for 5 to 10 minutes

3. Heat oil in a pan, once oil is hot add mustard and cumin seeds

4. When they splutter add green chilli and onion pieces

5. Once onion pieces turn transparent add curry leaves and fry for a minute

Now add bottle gourd pieces and cook them for some time

7. Fry sorakaya pieces for 2 to 3 minutes

Now drain water from yellow gram and add it to the pan

9. Now add turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder mix nicely and add 2 cups of water and cover with a lid

10. Cook upto 2 whistles, after 2 whistles of pressure cooking, remove lid add 1 more cup of water, mix nicely

11. Garnish with coriander leaves and yummy sorakaya pesarapappu is ready to serve

You can serve this sorakaya pesara pappu or  lauki moong dal curry for chapathi

     and rice.