4 November, 2010
Lauki Ki iShtooComments : 3 Posted in : Uncategorized on by : Sonali Tags: Gravy, Lauki
Here goes my tryst with lauki.
U will need: Lauki approx. 400 gm(a small one will do), 1 small katori chana dal,2 tspn ginger-garlic paste, 1 tspn turmeric powder, 2 tspn red chilli powder, 1 tbspn coriander powder, 1 tspn garam-masala powder, 2 onions, 2 tbspn mustard oil, 1tspn jeera, 2 red chilli, salt.
Soak chana dal for 40-45 minutes. Peel off lauki. Wash it & cut it in small pieces (approx. 1 inch).keep aside. Peel off the onions & Cut them.
In a small katori, mix all the spices.Add some water to them.Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add jeera & red chilli(break each into two pieces). Add onion. Stir it. Cook for 2-3 minutes.Add Lauki.Stir well. Cover the pressure cooker with its lid(remove gaskit).Cook for 2-3 minutes on sim flame. Now add chana dal. Cook on medium flame for next 2 minutes. Add the spice-mix. Cook for next 10 minutes.Add water if needed. Keep stirring once in a while. Add salt. Add 1 katori water.Now close the pressure cooker. Let it whistle twice.Switch off your stove.
It goes well, both with roti as well as rice.
Tip of the Day: Add a pinch of salt to onion while frying.It will soften the onions which will make good gravy.