Friday, October 23, 2015

Lauki ki Sabzi/ Bottlegourd Curry / Suraikkai Curry

Suraikkai/Lauki/Bottlegourd -1 (small, approximately 11/2cups, chopped)
Onion (chopped) - 3 tablespoons
Green chilly-1
Tomato - 1
Turmeric powder -1/8 teaspoon
Chilly powder - 11/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon 
Hing/Asafoetida - a generous pinch
Lemon juice - from half of a lemon
Cilantro - to garnish 

Wash and cube the suraikkai/lauki into big chunks.
Heat oil in a small pressure cooker, add the onions. Sauté until it becomes pink, then add the cumin seeds and hing. Let them splutter.
Add the turmeric powder, chilly powder and coriander powder, fry without burning them.
Add the chopped tomato and keep cooking until it becomes soft.
Now add the veggie, give it a quick stir..
Add required salt and half teaspoon of sugar (optional)..
Add about 1/2 cup of water, close the cooker and cook for a whistle.
Let the pressure settle down, open the cooker add chopped cilantro.
Squeeze the lemon juice and serve warm with roti or rice.
It goes well with idli & dosai too!

Recipe Source : HERE


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