Thursday 23 February 2012

Lauki and Mangodi Sabzi (Bottle Gourd with Lentil Dumplings)

lauki mangodi sabzi

This lauki and mangodi sabzi is rather an unusual combination but trust me lauki and mangodi go well together. Mangodi is sun dried lentil dumpling. Here the lentil used is split skinless green gram or dhuli moong dal.
Recipe of lauki and mangodi sabzi
1 small lauki (bottle gourd/ ghiya/ doodhi) - peeled and chopped
1/2 cup mangodi (sun dried lentil dumplings)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
2 tomatoes- pureed
1 inch piece ginger- chopped
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2+2 tsp oil
1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pressure cooker and fry mangodis in it. Roast mangodis till they turn reddish brown. Drain and keep aside.
2. Heat 2 tsp oil in the same pressure cooker and add cumin seeds. When they change color, add hing. Add ginger and sauté for 1 minute.
3. Add tomato puree and all the spices and salt. Fry till masala begins to leave oil from sides.
4. Add lauki pieces and mangodi. Add enough water and close the lid of the cooker. Let 1 whistle come. Then turn the heat to medium. Let 3 more whistles come. Open the lid of the cooker when pressure drops down naturally. Serve hot lauki aur mangodi sabzi with roti or boiled rice.

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