Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lauki Ki Subzi

Lauki, Ghiya or Bottle gourd is not a preffered vegetable especially down south. I used to give boiled and mashed lauki to my kids when they small but never made it a part of my daily diet. Once I happened to eat this simple,quick and easy to make delicious Lauki Ki Subzi made by my sister like friend.She is a wonderful cook and I relish eating whatever she cooks...the one with magical hands and lots of love in her heart.Blessed to have her in my life :) This one for you Snehal. 

Lauki is one wonder veggie... It helps in weight loss, helps treat constipation, improves digestion, replenishes loss of water in the body, cools the body and keeps heart healthy.  I have made a few modifications to the original recipe. Hope you all will like it :)

Servings - 4 persons
Lauki - 1 medium 
Onion - 1 medium chopped
Garlic - 1/2 tsp chopped
Ginger - 1/4 tsp chopped
Jeera - 1 tsp
Saunf - 1/4 tsp
Haldi powder - 1/4 tsp
Hing/ Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Ghee / Oil  -1 tsp
(I used ghee)
Salt  - as per taste
Coriander leaves - for garnish
  • Wash, peel and dice lauki into small chunks.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and saunf.
  • When they crackle, add hing and haldi.
  • Add the chopped onions, garlic and ginger and saute till golden brown.
  • Now add the lauki pieces, salt and 1/2 cup water.
  • Cook on low flame till the lauki is well cooked.
  • Finally add the pepper powder and boil for a minute. 
  • Check for salt.
  • Mix well and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rotis or rice.

  • You can replace ghee with oil...but this subzi tastes best when made in ghee.
  • You can avoid the garlic and ginger if you do not prefer it.


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