Friday, February 16, 2018

LAUKI KA BHARTA


Lauki (Bottle Gourd) is one such vegetable that is not liked by many people. My family also dislikes it. So I try to use it in a grated form and incorporate it in many dishes like theplas, koftas, cutlets, Bharta raita etc etc..
The bharta turned out so tasty that hubby dear said he would not mind eating lauki this way. I would recommend that you all give it a try once. It can be served with missi roti, makke ki roti, phulkas..


Ingredients:
Lauki ... 2 cups grated
Onions .. 1
Green chillies .. 2
Tomato ........... 1
Tomato puree ... 2 tbsps
Garlic ............. 5-6 cloves (crushed)
Ginger ........... 1 tsp (grated)
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder .. 1 tsp
Cumin powder ....... 1 tsp
Red chilli powder .... 1/4 tsp or more if you like it spicy
Salt ...................... to taste
Coriander leaves ... handful
Oil .................... 4-5 tbsps


Method:

Peel and grate the lauki. Add a little salt to avoid discolouration and set aside.






In a pan heat the oil and add the ginger and garlic. Saute it.







Now add the finely chopped onion and stir fry until light brown.







Add the chopped tomato and green chillies.







Simmer until the tomato is soft.







Now squeeze out the water from the grated lauki and add it to the pan. Do not throw the water from the lauki. We can add it to the curry later or even use it to knead any dough with it.




Saute the lauki and onions until the water id dried up and you get a nice brown colour.






Add the spice powders and a little salt as the lauki is already salted.




Now add the tomato puree.







Add a little water drained from the grated lauki if needed and simmer until done.






 Finally add the coriander leaves.

56 comments:

  1. In my home, Lauki is the most fav veggie even my son loves it.. Lauki ka bharta sounds delicious and looks yummy.

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    1. That's really nice to see everyone in the family enjoying veggies. Thanks for liking Priya.

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  2. Wow so simple yet an excellent dish for any table

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  3. Though my family likes lauki, I would definitely like to try this new lauki bharta recipe as we're getting tired of the 2-3 lauki sabjis I usually make.

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    1. Do make it for your family and share the feed back.

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  4. If I was served this lauki bhartha - I would have eaten it as it looks amazing. It's easy to make and has lots of flavours.

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  5. Easy to make,flavor filled lauki bhartha..

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  6. Look so yummy.Simple recipe which i can try easily.

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  7. Never had lauki sabzi this way..will surely try lauki bharta soon :) Looks tempting :))

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  8. Am gonna make this bharta very soon Shobha, love baingan ka bharta obviously my lauki loving husband will relish this dish.

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    1. I am so glad to hear that.. Thanks Priya.

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  9. Wow, I love this twist to the much disliked lauki. Must try.

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    1. Same here.. no one likes it at home. That's why I gave it a different look and taste.

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  10. Never heard of Lauki ka bharta. it is a new dish to me. So nice of you to explain the recipe in step by step pics

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    1. Thanks for the compliment Jyoti.

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  11. I make baingan bharta but never tried lauki bharta. This sounds super inviting and tasty.

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  12. As soon as I saw the picture, I thought it was baingan so that word "lauki" did surprise me! This is such an innovative way to serve up lauki and sounds delicious too. For us, we always use it in our yogurt gravy or cook it dry with coconut milk, and that is loved by the folks at home...

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    1. If they are lauki lovers they will like this preparation too.
      Thanks dear ..

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  13. Lauki ka bharta is very inviting to pair with roti.. For sure gonna try this yum yum curry.

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    1. Thanks dear.. I know you will love it.

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  14. Love this vegetable... My mom makes it with addition of Dhokli in this vegetable. Lovely share. Delicious

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    1. Oh really.. that sounds interesting. I must try that too.

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  15. Interesting way to eat lauki, would love to try this surely :)

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  16. As you said many don't like lauki. Luckily my family loves it and I use it in sambhar, paratha, raita and we drink it's juice always. But bharta! Never tried it. There is a half big lauki sitting in the fridge. I think my tomorrow's dinner is planned. Thank you.

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    1. Wow.. good to hear that.. make and enjoy your dinner.

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  17. this is brilliant. a great way to eat lauki in yummy bharta form.

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  18. Yummy subzi.. I love to try different veggies in subzi.. Will try this one too..

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    1. I do the same.. always making sabzis with a little twist.

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  19. Shobha, when ever I visit your blog I always discover new ways to cook vegetables. Apart from baingan bartha I have never made any other.This recipe looks great.

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    1. Thanks for your sweet and encouraging words dear Nayna.

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  20. I have made and eaten Lauki Bharatha, but I roasted round lauki that time. I really like your version too, will try sometime.

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    1. Ok.. even the roasted one must be having nice rustic flavours. I will make it too.

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  21. Awesome and flavorful recipe. I can enjoy this with some plain roti.

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    1. Thanks Uma. It goes well with anything.

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  22. We both love Lauki at home and I make a masala style lauki which is basic. Will definitely try this recipe as I loved the grated lauki with masalas, the typical bharta style. Great post!

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    1. Thanks a lot Vidya. A little twist in the sabzis is always welcome isn't it.

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  23. This looks tasty and is easy to make. I do not make many veggies at home as they do not eat, must try this one.

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    1. I am sure they will like this one. Try it out sometime.

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  24. That is such a yummy way to cook lauki. I think my family would enjoy this delicious variation to other boring lauki curries.

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    1. Nice to hear that Pavani. same in our place too.. no one likes other lauki preparations.

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  25. Never seen lauki in a dish like this. One of the best ways to mask the real ingredient!!

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  26. I have never cooked lauki this way..looks scrumptious...hope this will taste great with hot parathas

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    1. Yes dear.. it will taste great with any kind of roti.

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  27. I am mad for bottlegourd. One of my favourite vegetable. I loved this one. Tommorow will try it definitely. I find it very easy. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Lauki ka bharta looks so delish. I have never tried this .Bookmarking this fabulous recipe.

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    1. Thanks Preeti.. make and enjoy the bharta

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