Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bottlegourd gram flour dry curry (Lauki ka Sukha Besan)

Bottle Gourd, I love it as it has many health benefits and nutritional values.
I always make the sukha besan from the Onion or Green bell Pepper but last week I use the grated bottle gourd instead of Onion for the besan with little variations and it comes out very tasty. It goes well with dal - rice or as a side dish for a meal.

  • 1 cup grated bottle gourd
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 seed Cumin seed
  • Pinch of Asafetida
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped green chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of jeera powder
  • 1 teaspoon Amchur powder
  • 1 teaspoon of red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
  • salt on taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optinal)
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour (Besan)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Cilantro 
  1. Heat the oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seed and asafetida.
  2. After mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves, fenugreek seed and urad dal and sauté it until urad dal turns golden brown.
  3. Then add green chili, turmeric powder, jeera powder, Amchur powder, red chili powder, fennel seeds, sesame seeds and salt and mix well.
  4. Next add Grated bottle gourd (lauki) and sauté it for few minutes. Then add Besan (chick Pea flour) and mix well.
  5. Cover the pan for 4-5 minutes and sauté it in between.
  6. Add cilantro and beasn is ready.

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  1. wow...loved your verson of lauki with besan..very tempting dear!


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