Bottle Gourd with Soya

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Total Time:
15-30 mins
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Soya chunks - 1 cup
  • Lauki pieces (bottle gourd) peeled and cut into small pieces - 3 cup
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Roasted jeera powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Haldi powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato puree - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Bottle Gourd with Soya

  • Soak the soya chunks in hot salted water for 10-15 mins.
  • Once the soya chunks have swelled in the water, drain out the soaked soya from the water and squeeze out the excess water.
  • Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and fry the soya granules in the oil for 2-3 mins.
  • Now, mix in the lauki pieces and stir fry for a minute.
  • Lower the heat and mix in the spices, garlic paste and the tomato puree.
  • Cook and stir for a further 2-3 mins.
  • Add half cup water and salt to taste and pressure cook for 5-6 mins. or until the soya chunks are softened and lauki is also cooked.
  • You could adjust the consistency according to your choice. If you want to enjoy the preparation with rice then keep a little gravy.
  • But if you want to eat it with chapattis they make the preparation dry.