Tuesday, 30 May 2017

BOTTLE GOURD/LAUKI MUSSALAM


Prep Time  : 20 mins
Cooking Time  : 25 mins
Serve  : 2

INGREDIENTS
tBottle gourd/lauki  -  250 gms
Grated cottage cheese/paneer  -  100 gms
Chat masala  -  1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder  -  1/4 tsp
Chopped green chilly  -  1/4 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves  -  1 tbsp
Butter  -  50 gms
Salt  -  to taste
Sugar  -  1/2 tsp
For gravy
Whole black pepper  -  2
Cloves  -  2
Cinnamon  -  1 inch /paneerstick
Cardamom powder  -  1/4 tsp
Finely chopped onion  -  1
Ginger garlic paste  -  1 tsp
Finely chopped tomatoes  -  1
Tomato puree  -  1 tsp
Mawa/whole dried milk  -  1 tbsp
Fresh milk  -  1 tbsp
Red chilly powder  -  1 tsp
Turmeric powder  -  1/2 tsp
Coriander powder  -  1 tsp
Cumin seeds  -  1/4 tsp
Water  -  1/2 cup
Salt  -  to taste
Oil  -  2 tbsp

METHOD
Remove the skin of the bottle gourd/lauki.
Cut into two pieces and scoop it.
Add salt and sugar in a water and blanch the bottle gourd.
Take a bowl add cottage cheese/paneer,chat masala,salt,green chilly and coriander leaves and mix well.
Stuff the cottage cheese/paneer mixture in the bottle gourd.
Heat butter in a pan and grill the bottle gourd. keep aside.
For gravy
Heat oil in a pan.
Add whole hot spices/garam masala to crackle.
Add chopped onion and stir fry for 2 - 3 mins. till transparent.
Add ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder and 2 tbsp water and mix  well..
Add tomato puree and finely chopped tomato and stir fry 2 - 3 mins.
Add whole dried milk/mawa and fresh cream and salt and mix well
Add 1/2 cup of water and cover it.
When water comes to boil add the stuff and grill lauki.
Cook for 5 mins.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
.