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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Potato In Bottle Gourd Curry


Bottle Gourd (Lauki) is very popular vegetable in India. Every region has its own recipe for this vegetable. Most famous dishes of Bottle Gourd are Muthia and Lauki Halwa. The farmers and culinary experts are still debating whether bottle gourd is fruit or a vegetable. Chinese consider it fruit if they sell it young. In India, it is used as a vegetable. They also use it heavily in Japanese cuisine.

This is oil-free curry dish. The oil-free gravy was possible only because Lauki has lot of water in it and when it is finely ground in food processor, it gives enough thickness/fluidity to make actual gravy. The reddish orange colors of the gravy because of carrot were also ground in food processor at the same consistency of bottle gourd.

Ingredients:-


  • 1 Bottle Gourd
  • 3 Potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 Carrots
  • 3 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp Red Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • Salt to Taste

Method:-

1. Process bottle gourd and carrot one by one in food processor, until they are super-finely ground.

2. Heat pressure cooker for 2 minutes and add mustard seeds.

3. When they start to crackle, add curry leaves.

4. Add chopped tomato and tomato sauce. Cook on low heat for 3 minutes.

5. Add finely-ground bottle gourd, carrot, red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala, ginger, garlic, yogurt, salt and potatoes.

6. Add 1/2 cup water and mix well.

7. Close the lid of pressure cooker and let it cook, until you get an indication in form whistle.

8. Let the pressure cooker cool off on its own, which will help ingredients to mix better.

9. Serve hot with roti or rice.

This is my entry to Pooja’s VoTW - Bottle Gourd Event.




Enjoy...

26 comments:

DK said...

did u say potato in bottle guard! thats one combo I never even thought of! good one :)

sashree said...

wow madhavi...bottle gourd wid potato..sounds gr8 n u pic is really..hmmmm...dear

Chandani said...

Lauki is my husband's favourite vegetable..and this is so healthy!! will have to try this soon:)

Cham said...

Ur pict is not loading, but i guess Bottle gourd and potato should have tasted great.

Dhivya said...

i couldn't see ur picture!but sounds like nice combo

Uma said...

wow, what a nice combo, Madhavi! looks so mouth-watering.

By the way, in Taste of India your blog address under your name is given wrong. Check it.

Sunshinemom said...

Madhavi, that's a great recipe. Oil free and yet appealing!

Kalai said...

What a beautiful combo! Looks wonderful! :)

Sagari said...

what a wonderfullll combo

Divya Vikram said...

That is a nice way to combine carrots and bottlegourd..Nice recipe madhavi

Annu said...

I like this type of curry yar.....will try this sure........

Cynthia said...

You know I have never thought of cooking potato and bottle gourd together. Must give it a try.

Madhavi said...

Thanxx you all for lovely comments. My mom is used to make this often but in pure gujju style.

Madhavi said...

To Uma - thanks for the info about TOI, but i don't know something is wrong there, I tried to get it fixed by leaving comments and emails, I wasn't able to.

Swati Raman Garg said...

potato in bottle gourd and carrot .. and that too as a gravy... u can beat anybody in ur ideas rite...

Prajusha said...

madhavi,
this curry looks good..will try soon

allofInterest@yahoo.com said...

Photo seems so delicious,that I want it now, but I have to wait till I get bottle gourd from Indian Store

Vaishali said...

Great-looking dish, Madhavi. Love bottle-gourd and this sounds like a must-try recipe.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Madhavi....
Ur curry looks delish..... Love to have it with chapatis.... Nice reicpe YUM!

SHUBHA said...

lovely combination.... i simply loved it....:)
will surely try it... madhavi ur blog always excites me... u come up with so many unique and different ideas..... hmmm its just amazing...

Meera said...

That looks one delicious curry. Thanks for sharing.

ranji said...

its ok,no prob at all...i just thought u mistook my name as rajni:)...i know it was not done intentionally....u too take care...

allofInterest@yahoo.com said...

I tried your recipe today, its really yummy, thanks

charchechaukeke said...

Love your blog and the pictures! Keep up the good work!!

Pooja said...

gravy out of bottle gourd is really interesting . thats really once cool recipe. thanks for sending this along too . would you mind putting a link to this post for Vow- bottle gourd. I see nothing like that here. Check the rules for details.

RI said...

I tried this and it came out awesome !!! I skipped the carrot though ... Now this is a regular in our meal ... Atleast once a week ... Thanks for the super easy recipe ..