How to make Lauki Manpasand - Bottle gourd cooked with moong badi and spices.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Bottle Gourd, Moong Badi (मूंग वड़ी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Lauki Manpasand

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Lauki Manpasand checkout Dudhia Kumbh, Lauki Soya Chana Dal, Lauki Chana Dal With Wadiyaan, Lauki Aloo Matar . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Mixed Sprouts Ussal, Five-Spice Stir-Fry, Kadai Aloo Chatpate, Stuffed Potatoes And Tomatoes.

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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Lauki Manpasand Recipe

  • Bottle Gourd 1 inch pieces 1 kilogram

  • Moong Badi 2 tablespoons

  • Moong badi 1/2 cup

  • Whole dry red chillies 3

  • Onion chopped 1 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoon

  • Curry powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Tomatoes 1/4 inch pieces 2 medium

  • Green capsicum 1/4 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Heat one tablespoon oil in a pan and sauté the moong badi for two to three minutes.

Step 2

Drain and set aside. Add the remaining oil to the pan and heat.

Step 3

Add whole red chillies and onion and sauté for two minutes.

Step 4

Add lauki and salt and mix. Cover and cook for two minutes.

Step 5

Add turmeric powder, coriander power, cumin powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, ginger and tomatoes.

Step 6

Mix well and continue to cook two to three minutes.

Step 7

Add moong badi and half a cup of water. Mix, reduce heat, cover and cook till the lauki is done.

Step 8

Add green capsicums and coriander leaves. Mix and cook for a minute. Serve hot.

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