How to Make Bottle Gourd Masala Curry (Lauki Subji)
Tasty Bottle Gourd Curry in 30 Minutes!
Eating bottle gourd has many health benefits. This vegetable has very few calories, negligible fat and cholesterol content, and is mostly made of water. Some people say that eating this vegetable can help control your weight.
By itself, bottle gourd tastes bland—but when you cook it with spices, it's delicious. This particular curry recipe, below, is made with a spicy dry masala. I served the curry with roti on the side.
- 1 big bowl bottle gourd, chopped into 1-cm cubes
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 small green chilies
- 1/2 inch ginger
- 1/4 cup chopped onions
- 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
- 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp red chili powder
- 1/4 tsp garam masala powder, available in Indian stores
- 1/4 tsp coriander powder
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- salt to taste
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 pinches turmeric powder
- Finely crush ginger, garlic, and green chilies together. I used a mortar and pestle to do this. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cumin seeds and saute until they sizzle. Add ginger-garlic-green chili paste. Saute over low fire for 30 seconds.
- Throw in chopped onions. Saute until they become translucent. Add chopped tomatoes. Saute until they become soft, not mushy.
- Add bottle gourd cubes. Throw in some salt. Mix well. Stir-cook for 3-4 minutes. Add 1 cup water. Cover the pan and cook for 6-7 minutes. By this time, bottle gourd becomes tender and the mixture should be almost dry.
- Add red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, sugar, and turmeric powder. Stir-cook for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of water. Mix well.
- Simmer, and cook for 2 more minutes. Adjust salt as per your taste. Throw in chopped coriander leaves. Stir it once and turn off the stove.
- Bottle gourd masala curry is ready to serve. Serve with roti, chapati, or flatbread. Enjoy!
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|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 12 g||4%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 118 mg||5%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|