Bottle Gourd offers immense health benefits. It also helps in weight loss. It is cooked in various styles and one of my favorites is when cooked with milk. It is cooked without any onions or tomatoes. Lean more about the recipe here.
How to make Bottle Guord Milk Curry:
Objective: Learn how to cook Bottle Guord inducing milk for a rich gravy.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Cuisine: Indian (Kashmiri)
Recipe for Bottle Guord cooked in milk
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Giya (Bottle Gourd) cooked with richness of milk is a very delicious from Kashmir which will leave you licking your fingers and taste buds wanting more. Here I present you the detailed recipe
Recipe Specific Ingredients:
Bottle Guord: 1 Kg
Milk: 400 Liters
Asafoetida: 1 pinch
Cumin Seeds: 1 tea spoon
Ginger Powder: 1 tsp
Fennel Powder: 2 tea spoons
Coriander Powder: 1/2 tsp (Optional)
Pepper Corn: 1 tsp
Big Cardamom: 3-4 Pieces
Cinnamon: 1 piece of 1 inch length
Salt: 1 tsp (as per taste)
Green Chilies: 2-3
Mustard Oil: 2 spoons
How to do Basic preparation:
Peel the Bottle Gourd and clean them thoroughly with fresh water.
Cut the bottle gourd in two halves length wise and then again each half into two. Then cut into small pieces.
How to prepare Spices for the dish:
Take 1 inch cinnamon stick, 4-5 big cardamoms and 18-20 pepper corns and grind them to coarse powder.
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How to cook Bottle Gourd:
Heat some oil (2 spoons) in a pressure cooker.
Add asafoetida and cumin seeds to it and saute it.
Add the Bottle gourd. Mix well and let the water dry out.
Now Add fennel powder 2 tsp, coriander powder 1/2 tsp, turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, ginger powder 1/2 tsp and salt 1 tsp
Mix it well and add little water around half a glass.
Close the lid and cook till you get the whistle. Cook for 5 minutes after the whistle on low flame
Take the steam out and open the lid.
Add chopped green chillies and the powdered spices and mix well.
Add the milk, mix well and let it coe to a boil.
Dish it out and it is ready to serve.
It goes very well with rice.
Do try it out and let me know how it turned out in your comments. Sure you will love it.