September 12, 2011


Lauki Methi Chana Curry

I opened the fridge to see what to cook today. All i could find was lauki (bottle gourd). Lauki is said to be very nutritious in health and what if that is made with chickpeas. More healthier. Chana curry is my all time favourite and i thoguht why not try it with lauki. It turned out as yummy as simple chana (kadala in malayalam) curry.

Chick pea - 2 big handful
Lauki - 1/2 chopped (skin and seeds removed)
Onion - 1 medium chopped
Ginger-garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
Tomato - 1 small chopped
Kasuri Methi - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1.25 tsp
Coriander powder - 1.25 tsp
Tumeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

Soak chickpeas in water overnight and boil till cooked or add in a  pinch of baking soda and pressure cook till cooked. When chickpeas are 3/4 th done add in the chopped bottle gourd and pressure cook again when both chickpea and bottle gourd are done.

In a pan, add oil, add in cumin seeds and when they splutter add in the onions. Saute till onions turn soft and then add in the ginger galric paste and saute till raw smells goes. then add in the tomato and saute till the tomatoes gets mushy. Then add in the powders one by one and saute on low flame till the aroma of the powders are relased. Make sure you dont burn the powders. Add in the 'lauki-chana' with the water and add salt and kasuri methi. Then cover and cook on low flame till you you get a thick curry consistency.

For roast version you can cook with lid open till water gets evaporated.

Neetz ;)


Priti said...

Looks yum...nice combo

jeyashrisuresh said...

simple and delicious curry. nice combo of veggies

srividhya Ravikumar said...

very healthy and colourful curry..

Roshna Feroz said...

hmmm idhu kollalloooo!!!!
will surely try this soooooon!!!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely looking curry. Excellent preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Nitha said...

Delicious and healthy one....

Priya said...

Love to have with some rotis..

Tina said...

delicious delicious curry dear...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy and delicious recipe,luks too gud...

Roshan said...

nice recipe there...glad to follow you..

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