Lauki Thoran - Bottlegourd Coconut Fry

Cook bottle gourd curry in the manner given below and get staggered to see the non bottlegourd eater finish his/her plate completely. This recipe is inspired from the Konkan Cuisine.

What You Need:

1 Bottlegourd 1 cut in small pieces (about 3 cups)
2 Channa Daal 1/2 cup soake din water for 2 hours
3 Curry Leaves 10
4 Oil 1 tbsp
5 Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
6 Green Chili 2 or 3 finely chopped
7 Roased and Ground Cumin Powder 1 tbsp
8 Grated Coconut 1/3rd cup
9 Salt To taste
10 Hing 1/2 tsp

Steps To Make:

Heat oil in a pan.
Add hing, mustard seeds and allow spluttering.
Add green chillies and curry leaves
Drain channa daal and add it to the cooking pan.
Gently cook on for a minute on high flame.
Lower the flame, add bottlegoured pieces.
Add ½ cup water and mix.
Cover and cook for 15 minutes of medium flame.
Open the lid, add salt to taste, cumin powder and grated coconut.
Cover and cook again till water is absorbed and daal is soft.
Serve with rice or roti.

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