Organic bottle gourd, locally known as lauki or dudhi in many parts of India belongs to the gourd species in the cucumber family. It is scientifically known as Lagenaria Siceraria. This light green color vegetable is immensely healthy and nutritious; however, it does not have a flavor of its own and hence needs to be seasoned with spices. Bottle gourd is either long or pear shaped, but the long one is more common. It is rich in water and fiber, and organic lauki (dudhi) is even better in terms of health benefits. You can buy fresh bottle gourd online from us.
Organic lauki (dudhi) contains proteins, vitamins B & C, minerals, carbohydrates, and fiber.
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Ingredient – peeled and grated half dudhi, gram flour, green chili-ginger-garlic paste, salt, sugar, oil, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, tomato puree, onion, garam masala, yogurt
To make the kofta, take the peeled and grated dudhi in a large mixing bowl. Add ginder-garli-chili paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, gram flour, and salt. Mix well and let it remain loose. Do not knead into a dough by adding more flour. Take a spoonful of this mixture and deep fry in hot oil one by one. So, the koftas are ready. Take them on a tissue paper to drain the excess oil.
To make the curry: Chop the onion into big pieces and blend it in a mixie along with ginger and garlic paste. Whip the yogurt and keep it aside. In a kadai, heat some oil and add the onion mixture and let it turn pinkish. Add a pinch of sugar. Add the tomato puree and let it cook and blend it with the mixture. Add salt, turmeric powder, garam masala, and some yogurt. So, the curry is ready. Just before the meal, add the koftas into the curry and serve hot.
Ingredients – 1 cup peeled and grated bottle gourd, jowar flour, gram flour, rice flour, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, fennel seeds powder, kasuri methi, garam masala, fresh coriander leaves, carom seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves, desiccated coconut, oil, mustard seeds, asafetida, turmeric powder
Cooking Steps: Take the grated lauki in a large mixing bowl. Add ginger garlic paste, chili powder, salt, fennel seeds powder, fresh coriander leaves, kasuri methi, garam masala and mix well. Add rice flour, gram flour and jowar flour enough to knead a dough. Add a teaspoonful of oil and knead a dough. You would not require water as there is enough of it in lauki. Take out a big portion of this dough and make it into a cylindrical shape. Heat the steamer with water inside and place these cylindrical shaped units into it. Steam for about 15 to 20 minutes. Once the lauki units cool a bit, take one unit and cut it into slices. Heat some oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves, and desiccated coconut for tempering. Add in the slices and fry them till they turn brownish. Serve hot with tomato sauce or chutney.