Lauki masala

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 500 g -lauki/bottle gourd
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1-2 whole dried red chillies
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds and coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp - black pepper corns
  • 2 tsp - dry desiccated coconut
  • 2 tsp - curry and coriander leaves
  • 2-3 tsp - tamarind juice
  • 1-2 tsp - chopped, ginger
  • 1-2 tsp - chopped, garlic
  • Salt
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp kasoori methi or dried methi leaves

How to Make Lauki masala

  • Heat about a tsp of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, dried red chillies, chopped ginger and garlic, dry desiccated coconut, black pepper corns, curry leaves and onion.
  • saute till onions turn pink.
  • Cool this mixture and puree it with tamarind juice.
  • In a separate pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, curry and coriander leaves, lauki/bottle gourd and fry.
  • Crush kasoori methi with hand and add it to the lauki/bottle gourd.
  • Add some water and cook till the bottle gourd is tender.
  • Add the pureed mix and cook until oil separates.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve.