Black cardamom - 1
Jeera - 3/4 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - a small piece
Cloves - 3
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
( crush the ingredients slightly to this add 1/2 tsp red chilly powder,1/2 tsp coriander powder,1/4 tsp turmeric powder,1/2 tsp dry ginger powder,1/4 tsp hing mix and keep it aside)
Bottle gourd/Lauki - peel out the skin cut into strips 2 cups
Beaten thick curd - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup or more if needed
Chopped coriander leaves - few
Salt to taste
Mustard oil - 2 tbsp
(If you don't have use any oil)
Oil for deep frying as needed
Chopped green chilly - 1
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the lauki in batches till light brown,keep it aside
Heat oil in a pan reduce flame and add the crushed masala powders,hing and green chillies,saute till raw smell disappers.
Now add the beaten curd and quickly mix it up to avoid curdling.
Add the water and cook till gravy is slightly thick add salt and the fried lauki.
Cook for one minute switch off the stove garnish with coriander leaves.
best served with roti or rice.
a) You can shallow fry lauki instead of deep frying.
b) Mustard oil gives best taste to this dish.
c) Bring curd to room temperature whisk well before pouring it in pan to avoid curdling.
d) Add water to the consistency you need,i like it a bit thick.
Thanks for visiting !