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Bottle Gourd AKA Lauki (in Hindi)

Posted 03-30-2012 at 12:17 PM by TheIndependentAquarius
Updated 05-12-2015 at 04:33 AM by TheIndependentAquarius

Notice: Spoon measurement : 6ml heaped

  • 1 spoon small yellow Mustard seeds (Aka Sarson in Hindi).
  • 1/2 spoon Cumin seeds (Aka Zeera in Hindi).
  • 8 Black Pepper corns (Aka Kali Mirch in Hindi).
  • 9 cloves Garlic (Aka Lesun in Hindi).
  • 2 medium Green chillies (Aka Hari mirch in Hindi).
  • 1 spoon Coriander powder (Aka Dhania in Hindi).
  • 1/4 spoon Turmeric powder (Aka Haldi in Hindi).
  • 1/2 spoon Salt.
  • 1 medium Onion.
  • 1 Bottle Gourd of length 25cm, and width 18cm.
  • 3 spoons Oil for frying.

  • Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Black Pepper corns, Garlic cloves, and Green chillies need to be ground together to form a fine paste. Readymade powders/pastes won't do. Freshly ground pastes have different tastes.
  • Bottle Gourd and Onion needs to be chopped finely in tiniest pieces.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a non stick bowl, put in the spice paste and fry til it gets light brown.
  • Add onions and salt, and fry til Onions get golden brown.
  • Add Bottle Gourd and fry til its gets tender (you should be actually able to break a piece with the slight press of the spatula).
  • Add water such that the bottle gourd gets covered till top. Let it boil on the simmer gas till the curry thickens. Taste the curry, and check for the consistency.
  • Serve hot with boiled rice.

Serves 2.
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  1. Old Comment
    Nice article.
    I generally don't make a paste as in step 1, just put in all together and voila! Lazy bachelors you know.
    Posted 05-06-2012 at 08:15 PM by PrinceCruise PrinceCruise is offline
  2. Old Comment
    There is a great taste difference between putting it all together
    and grinding it on the spot.
    Posted 05-06-2012 at 10:40 PM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
  3. Old Comment
    I understand that. There is always a obvious difference between the gf's and my dish.
    Posted 05-08-2012 at 03:59 AM by PrinceCruise PrinceCruise is offline
  4. Old Comment
    Edited spoon measurement.
    Posted 07-04-2014 at 01:31 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline


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