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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