lauki ki sabji recipe | lauki sabzi | ghiya ki sabji | bottle gourd curry

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lauki ki sabji recipe | lauki sabzi | ghiya ki sabji | bottle gourd curry with detailed photo and video recipe. basically a simple and everyday gravy based curry recipe made with diced bottle gourd in an onion and tomato-based sauce. it is an ideal curry recipe which can be served with roti, chapati and rice for lunch and dinner. typically it can be made in both dry and gravy version, but this recipe post belongs to north indian gravy version.
lauki ki sabji recipelauki ki sabji recipe | lauki sabzi | ghiya ki sabji | bottle gourd curry with step by step photo and video recipe. north indian cuisine has myriad gravy or curries to offer which can be served for day to day lunch and dinner. generally, it is made locally available vegetables, paneer and also with a wide range of meat-based options. one such hugely popular yet not considered as a premium curry is lauki ki sabji recipe or also known as bottle gourd curry.

i may have explained my situation earlier. in my family, we generally have rice for lunch and have wheat-based roti or chapathi for dinner. this means we typically need to cook twice in a day with some curries for rice and another one for dinner. well, this has been the pattern for a quite a long time, but i look for some alternative and can be used for both the meals. lauki ki sabji recipe is one such alternative for me and i make it very frequently. the texture and consistency are very similar to any south indian based sambar and hence tastes great when served with any rice options. but primarily an ideal curry to be served with wheat or maida based indian flatbreads. i personally like for the fact that it becomes juicy and tender when mixed with spicy sauce.

lauki sabzi

furthermore, before jumping into the actual recipe, some tips, suggestions and variations to lauki ki sabji recipe. firstly, the bottle gourd has to be diced in a medium-sized cube. do not attempt to lower the size as it may get dissolved with the sauce while cooking the curry. also, the cubes should not be huge in size as it may not get cooked properly. secondly, the same recipe can also be made dry variant without the onion and tomato sauce. i personally like it when topped with fresh coconut or the south indian variant, but it is completely optional. lastly, if you wish to make it more creamy, you can add cashew paste or even cooking cream as a topping once the cooking is finished. this would not only make it creamy but also lowers the spice heat. hence add it in small portions and taste it before adding the next batch of cream.

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lauki ki sabji recipe

lauki ki sabji recipe | lauki sabzi | ghiya ki sabji | bottle gourd curry

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings
AUTHOR: HEBBARS KITCHEN
Course: curry
Cuisine: north indian
Keyword: lauki ki sabji recipe
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easy lauki ki sabji recipe | lauki sabzi | ghiya ki sabji | bottle gourd curry

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • tomato, chopped
  • 450 grams lauki / bottle gourd
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 tsp kasuri methi, 1 tsp cumin until it turns aromatic.
  • add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • further, add ½ tsp turmeric, ¾ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ¾ tsp salt.
  • saute on low flame until it turns aromatic.
  • additionally, add 1½ tomato and saute until it turns soft and mushy.
  • now add 450 grams lauki and saute for 2 minutes.
  • also, add 1 cup water and mix well.
  • cover and boil for 20 minutes on medium flame or until lauki are cooked well.
  • adjust the consistency as required adding more water if required.
  • now add ¼ tsp garam masala and 2 tbsp coriander. mix well.
  • finally, enjoy lauki ki sabji with chapathi or rice.
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how to make lauki sabzi with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 tsp kasuri methi, 1 tsp cumin until it turns aromatic.
  2. add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until it turns golden brown.
  3. further, add ½ tsp turmeric, ¾ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ¾ tsp salt.
  4. saute on low flame until it turns aromatic.
  5. additionally, add 1½ tomato and saute until it turns soft and mushy.
  6. now add 450 grams lauki and saute for 2 minutes.
  7. also, add 1 cup water and mix well.
  8. cover and boil for 20 minutes on medium flame or until lauki are cooked well.
  9. adjust the consistency as required adding more water if required.
  10. now add ¼ tsp garam masala and 2 tbsp coriander. mix well.
  11. finally, enjoy lauki ki sabji with chapathi or rice.
    lauki sabzi

notes:

  • firstly, if cooking the curry in a pressure cooker, just cook for 2 whistles.
  • also, chop the lauki to the shape and size of your preference.
  • additionally, for gravy texture, you can increase the amount of water.
  • finally, lauki ki sabji recipe tastes great when prepared spicy.
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