Lau Chingri Recipe (Bottle Gourd And Shrimp Curry)
Lau Chingri is bottle gourd cooked with shrimps, a delicacy from West Bengal.
Lau Chingri is bottle gourd cooked with shrimps, a delicacy from West Bengal. I love authentic Bengali cuisine, most of the recipes are so simple with minimal ingredients, yet so flavourful. It’s the same with Lau chingri, the humble bottle gourd gets a complete makeover by the use of shrimps. The shrimps just takes this simple bottle gourd curry to the next level.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Shrimp recipes such as
- 1 Bottle gourd (lauki) , small
- 250 grams Shrimps
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
- 1/2 inch Ginger
- 1 Tomato
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/4 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- Salt , to taste
- Sugar , to taste
How to make Lau Chingri Recipe (Bottle Gourd And Shrimp Curry)
To begin making the Lau Chingri recipe, marinate the shrimps with salt and turmeric powder for 10 minutes then lightly fry them in mustard oil for 2 minutes.
To the same pan add cumin seeds and bay leaf followed by grated ginger and tomato.
Saute them for few minutes and add bottle gourd.
Add cumin powder, salt, sugar, turmeric powder, green chilies.
Cover and simmer till the bottle gourd losses all its water and cooked.
Lau Chingri Recipe (Bottle Gourd And Shrimp Curry) is part of the Beat The Heat With Summer Vegetables
Hi I’m Priyanjali, a complete foodie and a passionate cook. A microbiologist by profession, a researcher and professor, now a full time stay at home mommy to one and half year old naughty toddler. I’m a Bengali grown up in Chennai, moved to Mumbai after marriage. I’ve had special interest in good food since childhood. It's only after marriage I have started my experiments in the kitchen. I love to bake and cook. My recipes are mostly healthy. I specialize in alternative flour baking, that is, my recipes are without maida and I also don't use refined sugar. Recently I've started blogging at ohsodelishblogwordpress.com to pen down my experiments. I would love to hear back if you try any of my recipes. Happy cooking! Happy baking!