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Sunday, July 1, 2007

Doodhi nu shaak

Doodhi (lauki, Ghian, bottlegourd) no matter what you call it, is a humble vegetable and has medicinal value to it. According to ayurveda, bottle gourd is not only rich in essential minerals, iron, protein and trace elements; it is also rich in fibre.
The bottle Gourd is regarded as a symbol of longevity and good fortune in both the Taoist and Buddhist traditions. It is believed to be filled with the nectar of health and vitality.

This is Nandita's (saffrontrail) version of Dudhi ki Sabji, which I loved when I saw it on her blog.

I made few simple changes to it.
I actually tempered (tadka) the sabji rather than just boiling it in water.

I heated some oil and sauteed garlic added some basic masalas like haldi, chili powder and a bit of dhania powder with little bit of tomato puree and everything else was the same. I added the boiled doodhi, threw in some green peas for the crunch and the masala paste and salt and everything.



bee said...

this is an under-utilised veggie. whenever i have eaten dudhi, i have loved it. it is particulaly good with chana dal.

Jyothsna said...

Hi! I recently had this at a friend's place and really enjoyed it. It's my first time here and you do have a lovely blog!!

Nandita said...

Lovely improvisation there! Thanks for the mention