Monday, September 23, 2013

Stiry Fry of Lauki (Bottle Gourd) with Curd

Stir Fry Bottle Gourd with Yogurt

1 small sized bottle gourd
1 small onion - sliced
2 -3 small chilly - chopped small
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1 sprig of curry leaves-optional
1/2 tsp of urad dhall
1/2 tsp of fenugreek
1/2 tsp turmeric
1tsp fennel powder
1/2 tsp of cumin powder
salt to taste
1/2 cup curd - beat well
chopped coriander leaves-optional

Remove skin and chop to small bite size
Heat pan with some oil
Once hot, put in urad dhall and fenugreek, wait till pops
Next add in onion and fry till soft
Add in ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and chilly, fry for 1-2 mins
Next add in bottle gourd, mix well and let it cook for about 4-6mins on medium fire
Add in water if it tends to be too dried otherwise it is just nice as the bottle gourd oozes out some water
Add in turmeric, fennel and cumin powder as well as salt - stir well
Cook for a few more minutes till the bottle gourd is soft
Off the flame and add in curd and coriander leaves and mix well

Best with rice or chapatis...

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