This is my version of a simple Bottle Gourd (Lauki) curry cooked in milk. It is light on the stomach as it has minimum of spices. This veggie in general has a lot of water content and is low in fat. Hence it aids in weight loss and is recommended during summers for its cooling effect. I garnished the end product with some idli podi and coriander leaves to give an extremely different flavour. Enjoy this dry recipe as a side dish with either rice or chapattis.
- 1 medium size Lauki (bottle gourd), sliced
- 1 tbsp. ghee
- 1 tsp. mustard seeds
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- 2-3 green chilies, slit
- salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tbsp. idli podi
- 1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped
Heat ghee in a pan and temper with mustard seeds. After it stops spluttering, add the curry leaves and green chilies. Saute for a few seconds.
Add the bottle gourd, salt, turmeric powder and milk. Cover and simmer on a low flame till it turns soft and the gravy is dry.
Add the idli podi and coriander leaves. Mix well and take off the flame. Serve as a side dish with either rice or chapattis.