Saturday, July 19, 2008

Bottle Gourd subzi with Fresh Tomato.

I cook bottle gourd (Dudhi/Lauki/Opu) in two ways Stir-Fry and Curry form . This Simple stir-fry is cooked with slight variation. I used lots of Fresh Tomatoes.It resulted in very tasty healthy bowlful of Dudhi Sabzi.

  1. One medium size Bottle Gourd (8-10 inch long) duly cut into half inch cubes and boiled in microwave for 10 minutes.
  2. Three Extra large Fresh Tomatoes ( If you are using roma tomatoes then take 8-10) Dice them.
  3. One medium size onion duly chopped.
  4. Two green chillies.
  5. 2 inch piece of ginger. ( Crush it fine)
  6. 4 strands of Fresh curry leaf.
  7. One tsp. mustard seeds
  8. Two tb.spoon cooking oil.
  9. Half tsp. Turmeric powder
  10. Salt.
  11. Fresh chopped cilantro leaves.
Cooking Method:-
  1. Take a Big size thick gauge pot. Add 2 tb.spoon oil and let it heat. Throw in 1 tsp mustard seed..wait till they start to splatter.
  2. Add cut onions and stir it for 5 minutes on high heat.
  3. Add crushed ginger and cut green chilli.Stir for one minute.
  4. Add Tomatoes and let it cook on medium high heat for 8 -10 minutes.Let all tomatoes get rightly softened.
  5. Add boiled Dudhi pieces. Stir it on high heat for 3-4 minutes.Add curry leaves and salt and turmeric.
  6. Cook till all excess water evaporates and it turns into dry stir-fry.Lastly garnish with fresh chopped cilantro leaves.

You can't resist this simple delicious Dudhi subzi.

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