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Stuffed Masala Lauki

A great new Stuffed masala Lauki recipe that everyone will enjoy. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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Ingredients:

-Lauki (Bottle gourd) 2 medium

-Boiling water as required

-Namak (Salt) ½ tsp

-Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ¼ tsp

-Aalo (Potatoes) boiled & grated 250g

-Cottage cheese grated 150g

-Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 tsp or to taste

-Namak (Salt) ¼ tsp or to taste

-Kaju powder (Cashew powder) 2 tbs

-Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1-2 tbs

-Hari mirch (Green chilli) chopped ½ tbs

-Cooking oil 2-3 tbs

-Cooking oil 1-2 tbs

-Kaju (Cashew nuts) 9-10

-Pyaz (Onion) sliced 1 large

-Adrak (Ginger) sliced 1 inch piece

-Lehsan (Garlic) cloves 3-4

-Hari mirch (Green chilli) 1

-Tamatar (Tomatoes) cubes 3 medium

-Cooking oil 2-3 tbs

-Laung (Cloves) 2

-Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 1

-Zeera (Cumin seeds) ½ tbs

-Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 Cup

-Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 tsp or to taste

-Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp

-Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 & ½ tsp

-Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste

-Khopra (Desiccated coconut) 1 tbs

-Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 tsp

-Cream

-Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped

 

Directions:

-Peel bottle gourd with the help of peeler & cut into ½ inch thick slices and remove the center part (pith) of slices with the help of a round cutter & set aside.

-In boiling water,add salt,turmeric powder & mix well.

-Add bottle gourd slices,cover & blanch on low flame for 5-6 minutes & set aside for later use.

-In a bowl,add boiled & grated potatoes,grated cottage cheese,red chilli powder,salt,cashew nut powder,fresh coriander,green chilli & mix until well combined.

-Spread blanched bottle gourd slices on a clean board,fill the center part with the prepared stuffing.

-In a frying pan,heat cooking oil and fry stuffed bottle gourd slices on medium flame from both sides until golden brown & set aside.

-In a sauce pan,add cooking oil,cashew nuts & fry until light golden.

-Add onion,ginger,garlic,green chilli,mix well & sauté until onions are translucent.

-Add tomatoes and mix well,cover & cook on low flame for 6-8 minutes.

-Turn off the flame and blend well with the help of hand blender & set aside.

-In a wok,add cooking oil,cloves black cardamom,cumin seeds & mix well.

-Add onion & tomato mixture and mix well.

-Add yogurt & mix well.

-Add red chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,salt,desiccated coconut,cumin powder and mix well,cover & cook on medium flame until oil separates (8-10 minutes).

-In a serving dish,place fried stuffed bottle gourd slices and pour prepared gravy on top.

-Drizzle cream,garnish with fresh coriander & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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