Saturday, 7 April 2018


The bottle gourd is known as Lauki in North India whereas suraikkai in Tamilnadu. This melon has neutral flavour on the palate and very delicious with coconut, milk and other lentils.  It can be transformed into fantastic dishes playing with few ingredients.

There are very good reasons to include this wonderful bottlegourd in your daily diet.Scientific Results prove that this bottle gourd contains a juice that aids in treating the problems like diarrhea, constipation, high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy heart, weight loss support and management of diabetes. Its anti-inflammatory properties cure liver and kidney inflammation magically.

This little bit of creativity results yummy and lip-smacking gravy that you cannot resist.

Let us make it right now.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Yield: two liberal servings


Bottle gourd  500 g
Groundnut oil 1 tablespoon
Shallots 10 nos peeled and chopped
Green chillies two
Curry leaves 10nos
Coriander leaves a fistful chopped
Freshly boiled milk one cup 100 ml
Mustard seeds 1 tsp 
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Salt 1 tsp


Wash the bottle gourd and Remove the outer skin.
Scoop out the central pulp
Chop into small cubes.
Chop the peeled shallots.
Slit the green chillies.
Heat oil in a wok on medium heat.
Add mustard seeds to crackle.
Add shallots, curry leaves, green chillies and coriander greens.
Add turmeric and saute until the shallots turn translucent.
Add veggie cubes and saute again.
Add salt and 50 ml water.
Cover and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
Open the lid and observe whether the cubes cooked soft and transparent.
Set aside to cool.
Transfer the whole cooked ingredients and blend for few minutes.
transfer the veggie mixture to a serving bowl and add milk. 
Mix gently.

Serve with hot steamed rice!
Do refer the video for more @ Youtube channel Kongu Traditional Recipes..
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