Shahi bharawan lauki (royal stuff bottle gourd) masala

As you know that lauki (bottle gourd) is very healthy, but when it is stuffed with dry fruits i.e. (cashew nut, almond, raisin) along with paneer (cottage cheese) and Khoa, it is ideal for winters, due to rich in nutrients and very delicious too.

The magic of this royal recipe will force you to lick your finger.

Ingredients:

For stuffing:

  • Lauki (bottle gourd): 1 no. (Small size ~ ½ kg)
  • Khoa: 150gm
  • Paneer (cottage cheese): 150 gm.
  • Cashew nut: 20 gm. (Broken into small pieces)
  • Dry grapes: 30 gm.
  • Saffron: 1 pinch
  • Green coriander leaves: 20gm (Cut in small pieces)
  • Green chili: 2no. (Cut in small pieces)
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon

For gravy:

  • Onion: 2no. (Medium size)
  • Tomato: 1no. (Medium size)
  • Poppy seed: 1 tablespoon
  • Cashew nut: 20 gm.
  • Fresh cream: 2 table spoon
  • Curd:  2 tablespoon
  • Ginger: 2” pieces.
  • Garlic: 4-5
  • Cumin seed: half teaspoon
  • Green cardamom: 2-3 no.
  • Clove: 3-4 no.
  • Cinnamon: 1” stick
  • Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  •  Chili powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee: 4 tablespoon
  • Butter: 20 gm.
  • Milk: ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder: half teaspoon
  • Coriander leaf: 2 tablespoon
  • Salt: one teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Chop onion, ginger, tomato and garlic roughly, keep aside.
  2. Boil chopped onion, garlic, ginger, tomato and cashew nut together on high flame, allow it to cool, grind them to make wet masala paste. Keep aside.
  3. Peel off bottle gourd, slit longitudinally and Scoop out the inner pulp as shown in photo. Keep aside.

For stuffing:

  1. Take a mixing bowl, Put all stuffing ingredients, mix well, stuffing is ready. Keep aside.
  2. Take scooped out bottle gourd, stuff the stuffing in it. Wrap this stuffed bottle gourd into silver foil, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Cook this wrapped bottle gourd into pre heated oven on 200 degree F until it is done, stuffed bottle gourd is ready. Keep aside.

Method for making curry:

  1. Take a fry pan. Heat ghee until smoke starts coming. Add cumin seed, green cardamom, clove and cinnamon, sputter it for few seconds.
  2.  Add wet masala paste, sauté till light brown. Add chilly, turmeric, and coriander powder, reduce to low flame, and fry till oil separates from masala (or liquid dries up).
  3. Add bitten curd and half quantity of fresh cream, stir well and cook for 2-3 minutes, add butter and milk slowly also add half cup of hot water as per your gravy consistency. Add Garam masala powder and coriander leaves. Put off the flame.
  4. Take a serving bowl. Arrange the stuffed bottle gourd; Transfer the gravy on the stuffed bottle gourd, Garnish with chopped coriander or fresh cream as you wish. serve with tandoori paratha or poori or any side dish.
Shahi bharwan lauki (royal stuff bottle gourd) masala

Shahi bharwan lauki (royal stuff bottle gourd) masala

Ingredients For stuffing

Ingredients For stuffing

Ingredients for gravy

Ingredients for gravy

prepared stuffing ingredients

prepared stuffing ingredients

prepared stuffing

prepared stuffing

stuffed bottle gourd

stuffed bottle gourd

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Cook this wrapped bottle gourd

Cook this wrapped bottle gourd

Boil chopped onion, garlic, ginger, tomato and cashew nut

Boil chopped onion, garlic, ginger, tomato and cashew nut

cooked bottle gourd wet masala paste

cooked bottle gourd wet masala paste

cooked bottle gourd

cooked bottle gourd

cooked bottle gourd

cooked bottle gourd

 Add wet masala paste

Add wet masala paste

add butter and milk

add butter and milk

add butter and milk

add butter and milk

add half cup of hot water

add half cup of hot water

Add Garam masala powder

Add Garam masala powder

Arrange the stuffed bottle gourd; Transfer the gravy on the stuffed bottle gourd

Arrange the stuffed bottle gourd; Transfer the gravy on the stuffed bottle gourd

Arrange the stuffed bottle gourd; Transfer the gravy on the stuffed bottle gourd

Arrange the stuffed bottle gourd; Transfer the gravy on the stuffed bottle gourd

Shahi bharwan lauki (royal stuff bottle gourd) masala

Shahi bharwan lauki (royal stuff bottle gourd) masala

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