Split Pea and Bottle Gourd Daal

Indian comfort food that always reminds me of home.


  • 4 cups cooked yellow split peas

  • 1 medium bottle gourd, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 small onion, sliced

  • 1 small green chili pepper

  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder

  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder

  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder

  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • salt to taste


Saute onion in coconut oil on high till translucent.  Add the bottle gourd and salt. Cook till it sarts getting translucent, stirring all the time.  Add the spices, cook for a minute or two.  Add the cooked split peas and some watter.  Mix, cover and cook for about 5 minutes.  Serve hot with rice or bread.


You can substitute the bottle gourd with any gourd of pumpkin, just adjust the cooking time.