Monday, March 22, 2010

Anapakaya Palu Kura - Lauki with Milk - Bottle Gourd with Milk

Anapakaya Palu Kura - Lauki with Milk - Bottle Gourd with Milk
Today's recipe is a new way to cook Anapakaya/Lauki or bottle gourd,usually I would use bottle gourd just to make dal or add it to sambar, ever since I started cooking it with milk kids have been liking it . Adding milk gives Lauki sabji a very creamy texture it almost tastes as if we have add Koya/kova to sabji.


( Pic from Epcot center research lab in Florida, vegetables were humongous)
Very simple with very few ingredients and kid friendly

Ingredients
1 medium size Anapakaya/Lauki/Bottle gourd
2-3 garlic pods
1 cup of milk ( I used 2%)
1/2 tbsp turmeric/haldi

For seasoning
1 tbsp urad dal
1 tbsp jeera
1 tbsp mustard seeds
8- 10 curry leaves
2-3 green chilies ( adjust accordingly)
salt according to taste.
2 tbsp oil

Process
1. Peel Lauki and cut them into 1 inch cubes.
2. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan, add urad dal, mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaves and saute till mustard pops.
3. Chop garlic finely and add to the above and saute.
4. Add cubed Lauki and salt and haldi/turmeric.
5. Allow it to cook covered for about 6-8 minutes till lauki turn translucent and seems cooked.
6. Now simmer and add 1 cup of milk and allow to cook in slow for about 6-8 minutes.
7. Check for salt and adjust accordingly.
8. Remove from heat and serve.

Can be eaten with roti or rice.

4 comments:

kitchen queen said...

nice healthy and refreshing.

N S said...

I love this curry, my mom prepares the same way. Lovely presentation.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Nice recipe...

notyet100 said...

thnks nice recipe,..

 
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