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Lauki / Doodhi Ki Sabzi

June 11, 2010

Lauki also know as bottle gourd is a vegetable with a load full of health benefits. It’s juice is known to lower cholesterol and Madhura swears by it. It is rich in iron, protein and fiber. Unfortunately, there aren’t many interesting recipes to enjoy this great vegetable. I tried this recipe I remember from childhood my mom used to prepare, of course no one can beat mom’s cooking. But here it is. Hopefully you guys will enjoy just like my husband and I did.

Serve 2-4

You will need:
10-12 inch lauki / doodhi / bottle gourd
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 tbsp chopped green chilli
2 tbsp chopped garlic
10 sprigs coriander leaves
Pinch of hing
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chilli powder (optional)
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
3-4 teaspoons oil
Salt to taste
2-3 cups of water

Method:
Peel and cut the lauki into 1 inch cubes and soak in water
Heat oil and add garlic and onions. Let turn golden brown
Add the green chili
Add cumin seeds, hing, turmeric. Stir for 30 sec
Add the lauki and 2-3 cups of water
Add salt
Cover cook for 20 mins
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves
Serve with rotis, chapatis or bhakris

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