We start with the 77 th edition of BM . This week I have chosen to cook Healthy Weekday Lunch recipes.  In routine a basic Indian lunch contains of a daal, a green veggie, rice or chapati .salad and curd seem to be natural .

I have called this Thali as a Green Thali ! It was a day when I observed that all that we had cooked was green . It was a coincident and I took some random pics .

Here is the menu of this Thali
Dudhi
Methi Aloo  Ras Wara
Danthal ki Sabzi
Paalak ke Pakode
Mint Chutney
Cucumber Salad
Anar Raita
Chawal ki Roti
I have already posted most of these recipes , so decided to post Dudhi today.

Dudhi or bottle gourd is a watery squash which is very healthy and nutritious . It is light and quick to prepare . I remember this being one of my favorite dishes as a kid . Mom used to save a bowl for dad who used to come home for lunch .Rest of the family normally finished before he came . While everybody would be resting I would sneak in the kitchen and finish that bowl !  Once mom realized that the bowl was finished by me, she did not mind but  hid another bowl for dad . Anyway let’s check the recipe of this simple veggie .

 

Dudhi ki Sabzi

Ingredients

500 gms bottle gourd
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
Pinch asafoetida
1 green chilly, finely chopped
1 small piece ginger , finely ground
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp red chilly powder
2 tomatoes , puréed

 

Method

Peel the gourd , wash and chop in cubes.
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
Add cumin seeds and asafoetida.
As soon as the cumin seeds crack add the cubed gourd.
Add salt and turmeric powder.
Let cook on slow fire , water will ooze out but cook further till there is no water.
Add the rest of the spices and tomato purée.
Let all the moisture dry up . Once it is dry add about 1/4 glass of water.
Close the cooker and let cook for 2 whistles  and then simmer for 5 minutes.
Open the cooker once the steam has released .

 

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Dudhi / Bottle Gourd Curry
A simple squash. which is very light on the tummy, healthy too.
Prep Time 5-7 minutes
Cook Time 10 miutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5-7 minutes
Cook Time 10 miutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel the gourd , wash and chop in cubes.
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
  3. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  4. As soon as the cumin seeds crack add the cubed gourd.
  5. Add salt and turmeric powder.
  6. Let cook on slow fire , water will ooze out but cook further till there is no water.
  7. Add the rest of the spices , green chilly , ginger and tomato purée.
  8. Let all the moisture dry up . Once it is dry add about 1/4 glass of water.
  9. Close the cooker and let cook for 2 whistles and then simmer for 5 minutes. Open the cooker once the steam has released .
  10. Open the cooker once the steam has released .
Recipe Notes

 

12 thoughts on “The Green Thaali – Dudhi / Bottle Gourd Curry”

  1. Ah, random turned out so good Vaishali..love all the dishes that are so green..very healthy one..I was thinking about a simple everyday meal, but then you make everything so elaborate sound so simple right..very lovely!

  2. I love your thalis so much. This one with all green dishes look wonderful. Especially the spinach pakode.

  3. What a lovely and healthy spread of dishes!! I love how you have arranged it in white dishes so that the color pops out nicely.

  4. it has been a while since I made an elaborate meal like this. i hv never liked lauki though. :(. I know its good for us and all. so, I just add it in soups, so that I wont the taste of it

  5. That is a scrumptious thali vaishali!(rhymes well na)
    Love it totally, that palak ke pakoda is an awesome teaser!!! I just feel like grabbing it from the plate.
    Dudhi subzi looks delicious, i make kootu with doodhi, but this subzi is different, will give it a try next time!! 🙂

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