Lauki Bharta Recipe - Spiced & Mashed Bottled Gourd Recipe
Lauki Bharta is an unique way to make bharta, This is a delicious recipe and is perfect to serve for your everyday meals along with Phulka and a Raita.
Lauki Bharta is a nice twist to the usually not so liked bottle gourd. Lauki (Bottle gourd) has good amount of water content in it and is healthy vegetable which should be consumed regularly.
This Lauki Bharta is easy to prepare and takes very less time. The addition of ginger garlic and spices, gives the bharta a good taste and packs it with flavor.
Did you know - Lauki is rich in calcium and magnesium, it also helps for weight loss as well. It reduces the blood pressure in the body and is a health friendly vegetable.
Lauki an healthy vegetable should be served in a pleasant way. You may also like other Lauki recipes that can be tried and served to your dear ones.
- 1 Bottle gourd (lauki) , grated
- 1 Onion , big sized
- 2 Tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
- 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 tablespoon Red chilli powder
- 1/2 tablespoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 tablespoon Garam masala powder
- Salt , to taste
- Cooking oil , as required
- pinch Sugar
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , for garnishing
How to make Lauki Bharta Recipe - Spiced & Mashed Bottled Gourd Recipe
To begin with the Lauki Bharta Recipe, first peel the lauki/bottle gourd and grate the bottle gourd. Keep this aside, as we proceed to make the masala for the bharta.
In a wok heat a tablespoon of oil, add jeera and let it crackle. Now add ginger garlic paste and let it brown.
Add chopped onions and saute' till they start turning brown later add tomato and cook till the tomatoes are soft and the oil starts separating.
To this mixture, add red chilly powder, salt and saute for a few seconds.
Add grated bottle gourd to this, give this a good mix. Cover the pan and allow the lauki to cook in low to medium heat. The lauki will give out its own liquid as it comes in contact with salt. If required, add just a little more water to cook the bottle gourd.
Cook till the lauki is cooked and is well combined with the spices. At this stage, add garam masala powder, cook further till until combined and the lauki bharta consistency should remain thick. Chesck the salt and spices and adjust to suit your taste.
Once done, turn off the heat and stir in chopped coriander leave and sugar. Give it a mix and transfer the Lauki Bharta to a serving bowl.
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