Wednesday, 11 July 2012


Lauki (Bottle Gourd) is a Herbal vegetable. It bears very useful medicinal properties. It is a good source of Carbohydrates, Vitamin A, C and minerals. It helps in maintaining Blood pressure and Cholestrol; helps controlling Diabetes, reduce fats; also useful in Weight loss. Most of the times I cooked this simple, easy and healthy dish for my family. A good sabji for dinner as side dish with roti. Tastes just superb!

Ingredients :-
One medium size Lauki (Bottle gourd)
One chopped Potato
One Tomato
Turmeric (Haldi) powder - 1/2 tsp
Boiled Milk - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:-
1 tsp Panch phutan
1 dry red chilli
2 Green chillies
1 tsp Oil

Method :-
Wash, Peel the lauki (Bottle gourd) skin, discard the seeds and cut it into evenly small pieces. Put the chopped lauki (bottle gourd) and potato pieces in a kadhai, add 1/2 cup of milk to it. Add salt and turmeric powder, mix well. Cover it and cook for10-12 mins on medium flame, stir in between.(Cook till lauki turns soft). Add chopped tomato to it and cook for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat. For seasoning, heat oil in another pan. Add panch phutan, dry red chilli, green chillies to it and fry for a minute. Add boiled lauki and potato and mix well. Turn off the heat and serve the 'lauki sabji' with roti or parathas.  

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