How to make Masaledar Nariyal Lauki -

Bottlegourd cooked in coconut and tamarind pulp gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd, Coconut Scraped

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Masaledar Nariyal Lauki

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Masaledar Nariyal Lauki Recipe

  • Bottle gourd 1 medium

  • Coconut Scraped 1 cup

  • Coriander seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic 4-6 cloves

  • Whole dry red chilli 3

  • Black peppercorns 18-10

  • Cloves 4-6

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger 1 1/2 inch piece

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Onion chopped 1 large

  • Tamarind pulp 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Dry roast coriander and cumin seeds. Grind them along with ginger, garlic, whole red chillies, black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric powder and scraped coconut. (Reserve one tablespoon of scraped coconut for garnish.).

Step 2

Keep the paste aside. Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida and mustard seeds. Once they begin to crackle, add curry leaves and chopped onion. Sauté for two minutes and add bottle gourd pieces. Cook for five minutes.

Step 3

Add the ground paste dissolved in one and a half cups of water. Stir and bring it to a boil. Dissolve tamarind pulp in water if it is too thick. Add to the gravy. Add salt and mix well. Cover and cook till done.

Step 4

Serve hot garnished with the reserved scraped coconut.

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