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 .

Dudhi / Bottle Gourd Curry

A simple squash. which is very light on the tummy, healthy too.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 gms bottle gourd
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • pinch asafoetida
  • 1 small green chilly finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch ginger grated
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes pureed

Instructions

  • 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 , green chilly , ginger 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 .
  • Open the cooker once the steam has released .

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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