Dudhi Dal Gosht Recipe-Mutton With Bottle Gourd & Lentils

Dudhi Dal Gosht, this recipe my mom used to make usually on Fridays most of the time. In this recipe daal and gosht are cooked with various spices and bottle gourd. It has its own peculiar taste and texture. Dudhi Dal Gosht can be also served in house parties and be made for potluck parties too.   Bottle gourd (lauki), Mutton, Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal), Masoor Dal (Whole), Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal), Tomato, Onions, Amchur (Dry Mango Powder), Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Bay leaf (tej patta), Whole Black Peppercorns, Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Oil, Ghee, Mint Leaves (Pudina), Salt, Ginger Garlic Paste, Red Chilli powder, Cumin powder (Jeera), Coriander Powder (Dhania), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Coriander (Dhania) Leaves   1 kg Bottle gourd (lauki) , chopped into cubes 750 grams Mutton 150 grams Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal) 50 grams Masoor Dal (Whole) 50 grams Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal) 1 Tomato , finely chopped 3 Onions , finely sliced 5 Amchur (Dry Mango Powder) , whole 2 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 2 Bay leaf (tej patta) 6 Whole Black Peppercorns 4 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) Oil , as required 1 tablespoon Ghee 2 sprig Mint Leaves (Pudina) Salt , to taste 1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste 2 teaspoons Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera) 2 teaspoons Coriander Powder (Dhania) 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 5 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped to garnish     15   40     To begin making the Dudhi Dal Gosht recipe, mix all the dals in a pressure cooker and cook till it is properly cooked and mushy. Once it is done, blend with a hand blender.Next, boil mutton with a little salt and water in a pressure cooker for 15 minutes.Heat oil and ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add all the whole spices including bay leaf, whole pepper corns, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds. Cook them for about 30 seconds and add finely sliced onions and cook till they become slightly brown in colour. (Make sure you do not burn them)Next, add ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Add the chopped bottle gourd, tomatoes, mix everything properly and let it cook till the bottle gourd is half cooked. Once it is done, add whole mint leaves to it. Now add the boiled mutton, mixed daal and cook for 5 minutes.Now add whole amchur and lemon juice to it. Let it cook for another 5 minutes and garnish with coriander.Serve Dudhi Dal Gosht along with Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita, Phulka and Steamed Rice for your weeknight dinner with family.