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Lauki sabzi ~ bottlegourd curry

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 4
Bottle gourd/ Lauki - 300g [ 1 cup chopped]

Onion - 1 medium [optional]

Green chili - 3-4

Ginger - 1/2 tbsp [chopped]

Red chili Powder - 3/4 teaspoons

Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoons

Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoons

Milk - 2 tablespoons [optional]

Cilantro - 2 tablespoons [chopped]

Salt - to taste

Oil - 1-2 tablespoon

Water - 1/2 cup or more

Preparation

  • Wash, peel and chop bottle gourd into small pieces.
  • Peel, wash and chop onion, chop green chili.
  • In a pan heat oil, add cumin seeds and saute until it cracks.
  • Add chopped ginger and saute for 30 secondes, add chopped onion and green chili and saute until golden brown.
  • Now add chopped bottle gourd stir well and cook in medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add turmeric, red chili powder and stir well cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt, if the bottle gourd is not fully cooked then add 1/2 of water and cook until all the water evaporates in medium heat, stir in between.
  • Add milk and stir, cook until milk evaporates fully. (if the bottle gourd is not cooked fully yet then add more water and cook, the reason bottle gourd takes long time to cook mostly is it's not fresh).
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and server with roti or daal rice.

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