Sponge Gourd With Split Bengal Gram


Hello and welcome again. Today I’m sharing a very healthy greens and lentil recipe which is unique, super healthy and equally tasty. It can be had with chapatis or steamed rice and dal. So let’s start with it—


  1. Sponge Gourd – 1 kg.
  2. Split Bengal gram(soaked for 3 hours) – 2 tbsp.
  3. Onions (big,finely chopped) – 2
  4. Five Spices(for tempering) – 1 tsp.
  5. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Whole Red Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp.
  7. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  8. Salt – According to taste.
  9. Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp.
  10. Chopped Coriander leaves – for garnish.


Step 1 

Scrape and wash the sponge gourd. Cut it in small pieces.

Step 2

Heat a heavy bottom vessel and add the vegetable oil to it. Add the five spices and when the oil crackles add the whole red chilli flakes and add the onions.

Step 3 

Half-fry the onions and add the cut sponge gourd and soaked split Bengal gram to it. Now add salt and turmeric powder to it and adding a little bit of water(1/2 cup), cover the vessel and let it cook on medium flame.

Step 4 

When the water lessens add the garam masala and cook the vegetables till they get dry.

Step 5

Garnish the vegetables with chopped coriander. Serve it with the main course.

Do try the recipe at home. Share your feedback and comments. Have a great week everyone. Till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!