Lauki-paneer (bottle gourd-cottage cheese) butter masala

I prepare this dish for daily intake; it takes very less time to prepare. We love simple and home cooked food, which brings happiness. The aroma and taste of this ‘butter masala lauki paneer’ is awesome. Sure, you will love it.

Lauki is popular throughout the world for its health benefits, a vegetable with high water content and rich source of vitamin C, K and calcium also good to fight heat of summer. … As we know paneer is rich source of protein. The combination of lauki paneer dish is like ‘sone pe suhaga’.

Ingredients:

  • Lauki (bottle gourd): 300gm
  • Paneer (cottage cheese): 150gm.
  • Onion: 1 no.
  • Tomato: 2 no.
  • Green chili: 2 no.
  • Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar: ½ teaspoon
  • Butter: 2 tablespoon
  • Whole Garam masala: (Clove: 2no. Green cardamom: 1 no. Black pepper: 10-12 no. Cumin: ½ teaspoon Cinnamon: 2” stick)
  • Whey (left over water of paneer): 1 cup

Note: if whey is not available you can use normal water.

Preparation:

  1. Remove the Peel of bottle gourd and chop them into square, microwave/boil them and keep aside.
  2. Chop onion, tomato and chili roughly, microwave/boil and grind them to smooth paste. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a non stick pan, put 1 tablespoon of butter; add whole Garam masala, sputter it for few seconds, add grinded paste of onion, tomato and chili, fry till liquid dries up and butter separates from sides, add remaining butter, salt, sugar and turmeric powder, stir fry for couple of minutes.
  2. Add boiled lauki and paneer stir fry on medium flame for couple of minutes, add whey (as per your requirement) put the lid on and cook on medium flame. Cook for 2- 3 minutes.
  3. Put off the flame, transfer into serving bowl and decorate with butter.
  4. Lauki (bottle gourd) paneer (cottage cheese) butter masala is ready to serve, Serve hot or warm with paratha/chapati.
Lauki-paneer (bottle gourd-cottage cheese) butter masala

Lauki-paneer (bottle gourd-cottage cheese) butter masala

Ingredients

Ingredients

Chopped and boiled lauki

Chopped and boiled lauki

add whole Garam masala

add whole Garam masala

add grinded paste

add grinded paste

fry till liquid dries up

fry till liquid dries up

add remaining butter, salt, sugar and turmeric powder

add remaining butter, salt, sugar and turmeric powder

Add boiled lauki

Add boiled lauki

stir fry on medium flame

stir fry on medium flame

Add boiled lauki and paneer

Add boiled lauki and paneer

Add boiled lauki and paneer

Add boiled lauki and paneer

stir fry on medium flame

stir fry on medium flame

add whey

add whey

Cook for 2- 3 minutes.

Cook for 2- 3 minutes.

Put off the flame

Put off the flame

Lauki-paneer (bottle gourd-cottage cheese) butter masala

Lauki-paneer (bottle gourd-cottage cheese) butter masala

Lauki-paneer (bottle gourd-cottage cheese) butter masala

Lauki-paneer (bottle gourd-cottage cheese) butter masala

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