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  • Preeti Shridhar

Jhatpat Lauki ( bottle gourd)

Days when you don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen , this recipe comes handy. It's so easy and quick to make with very little oil. Believe me it's really tasty. Even people like me who are not very fond of Lauki like it.

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Ingredients :

Lauki 500 gms

Oil 1/2 tbsp

Onion 1/2 cup finely chopped

Tomato 1 cup finely chopped

Green chilly 1/2 finely chopped

Ginger 1 tsp grated

Cumin 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida a pinch

Red chilly pd 1 tsp

Coriander pd 2 tsp

Turmeric pd 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Water 1/2 cup

Coriander leaves 2 tbsp chopped

Method :

  1. Wash , peel and chop Lauki into small cubes.

  2. Pressure cook Lauki with onion, tomato, ginger , green chilly , salt and half cup water for 3-4 whistles.

  3. Heat oil in another pan .

  4. Add asafoetida and cumin.

  5. Once cumin turns golden, stir in red chilly pd, turmeric pd and coriander pd.

  6. Fry for 30 sec. and add 1 tbsp water.

  7. Pour this over the cooked Lauki.

  8. Now add the remaining 2 tbsp water in the pan and bring it to a boil and pour it over the Lauki .

  9. Taste and adjust salt.

  10. If it's too liquidy , boil it for a couple of minutes.

  11. It should be thick.

  12. Garnish with chopped coriander.

  13. Serve with roti or Paratha.


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