Doodhi Tomatar ki Sabzi (Loukhi/Ghiya Sabzi)

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This really mushy preparation of this healthy vegetable tastes great with phulka’s. I have been experimenting with this vegetable to make it tasty and yet retain its nutrition. Its very interesting to note that, it requires minimum amount of spices and yet its delicious.

Serves: 4 persons
Cooking time
: 20 minutes
Preparation Time
: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large bottle gourd (about 4 cups of diced bottle gourd)
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli powder
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable/Sunflower oil
  • Salt to taste

Method

The pressure cooker method as I make it.

Heat oil in the cooker; add cumin seeds, onions, garlic and tomatoes; sauté for a few minutes. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, curry leaves, salt and doodhi.

Add 3 tablespoons of water and pressure cook for about 3 whistles. Turn off heat.

Once the pressure is released, open the cooker. You will notice that the doodhi has given out a lot more water.

Turn heat on, with the vegetable in the cooker, stir until most water has evaporated. The vegetable will get a mushy texture and the ingredients would have all bound together. At this point turn off heat.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with warm phulka’s.

Cooking it in a pot.

Heat oil in the sauce pan; add cumin seeds, onions, garlic; sauté until tender. Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, curry leaves, salt and doodhi.

Add 3 tablespoons of water and simmer until the doodhi is soft and tender.

You will notice that the doodhi has gives out more water. Stir until most water has evaporated. The vegetable will get a mushy texture and the ingredients would have all bound together. At this point turn off heat.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with warm phulka’s.

Note

You can also add peas to this to make it good looking and tasty as well!

Read 39381 times Last modified on Friday, 20 July 2012 06:00
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Archana Doshi

I am the Chef and Founder of Archana's Kitchen that is known for its healthy vegetarian recipes. I try to keep my simple, smart and seasonal and believe in cooking food fresh everyday without additives and preservatives. I hope you enjoy my recipes and cooking them for your friends and family.

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