14
Mar 17

Lauki aaloo ki sabji (bottle gourd with potato)

If you plan to dine out at night, have a low calorie lunch, and eat a light snack (palak raita, mix vegetable soup, salted lassi or nuts).you can prepare this ‘Lauki aaloo ki sabji (bottle gourd with potato).

And have it with 1-2 thin phulka (chapati) at noon. This is the trick to control your shape and size. Yes, balance is the key…

Ingredients:

  • Bottle gourd: 500 gm.
  • Potato: 100gm.
  • Onion:  50 gm.
  • Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Chili powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Mustard oil/ cooking oil: 3 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Remove the Peel of bottle gourd, onion and potatoes, chop them, and keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a fry pan. Heat oil, let it smoke, add cumin, sputter it for few seconds.
  2. Add chopped onion stir fry on high flame till translucent add chopped potatoes, stir fry for couple of minutes, add lauki, stir fry on medium flame for couple of minutes, it will become watery, now cook with lid on till half done.
  3. Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and salt.
  4. Stir and over it, cook on medium flame till it is done. (Put water if required).
  5. Put off the flame add Garam masala powder and transfer into serving bowl, decorate with coriander leaves.
  6. Lauki aaloo ki sabji (bottle gourd with potato) is ready to serve, Serve hot or warm with chapati or paratha.
Lauki aaloo ki sabji (bottle gourd with potato)

Lauki aaloo ki sabji (bottle gourd with potato)

Ingredients

Ingredients

chop the bottle gourd, onion and potatoes

chop the bottle gourd, onion and potatoes

Add chopped onion

Add chopped onion

Add chopped onion

Add chopped onion

add chopped potatoes

add chopped potatoes

add lauki

add lauki

Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and salt

Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and salt

Stir and cover it

Stir and cover it

add Garam masala powder

add Garam masala powder

Lauki aaloo ki sabji (bottle gourd with potato)

Lauki aaloo ki sabji (bottle gourd with potato)


08
Mar 17

Ridge gourd ki sabji

For healthy nutritious diet, it makes sense to pushing away oily korma and going for ridge gourd sabji. It goes very well the ghee (clarified butter) smeared chapati.

It is easy to digest and liked by those who prefer to have light dinner.

Ingredients:

  • Ridge gourd: 500 gm
  • Onion: 1 no (medium)
  • Whole Red chilly: 2no.
  • Panch phoran: 1 teaspoon (cumin, mustard seed, fennel seed, fenugreek seed, and carom seed.)
  • Turmeric powder: half teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Ghee/oil: 1 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Remove the Peel of ridge gourd and chop them in thin slices.
  2. Chop the onion in thin slices.

Method:

  1. Take a fry pan. Heat ghee, add Panch phoran, add whole red chili, and sputter it for few seconds.
  2. Add sliced onion and fry it till it turns transparent (3-5 minutes).
  3. Add sliced ridge gourd, turmeric powder and salt stir it.
  4. Cover it on medium flame till it is done and soft.
  5. Open the cover and cook on high flame till it comes at your choice of consistency (liquid dries up).
  6. Ridge gourd ki sabji is ready to serve, Serve hot with chapatti or paratha.
Ridge gourd ki sabji

Ridge gourd ki sabji

Ingredients

Ingredients

chop ridge gourd

chop ridge gourd

adds Panch phoran

adds Panch phoran

adds Panch phoran add whole red chili

adds Panch phoran
add whole red chili

Add sliced onion

Add sliced onion

Add sliced onion and fry

Add sliced onion and fry

Add sliced ridge gourd

Add sliced ridge gourd

Add sliced ridge gourd, turmeric powder and salt

Add sliced ridge gourd, turmeric powder and salt

Cover it on medium flame

Cover it on medium flame

cook on high flame till it comes at your choice of consistency

cook on high flame till it comes at your choice of consistency

Ridge gourd ki sabji

Ridge gourd ki sabji


08
Mar 17

Mung dal lauki ki sabji (split green gram without skin and bottle gourd ki sabzi)

Cook bottle gourd, slightly different way, it is very healthy version for those who is trying to lose weight and like light food. This ‘Mung dal lauki ki sabji (split green gram without skin and bottle gourd ki sabji’ is the ultimate healthy preparation. It is very good for your health and waistline.

See how amazingly nutritious sabji is this; it will boost your health and will keep you fit.

Ingredients:

  • Mung dal: 50 gm.
  • Green chili: 2-3 no.
  • Ginger: 2” pieces
  • Lemon: 1 no.
  • Green coriander leaves: 20 gm.
  • Cumin: ½ teaspoon
  • Roasted cumin powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Crushed black pepper: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Ghee/cooking oil: 2 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Peel off and chop lauki into cubes, keep aside.
  2. Chop green chili, keep aside.
  3. Grate the ginger pieces, keep aside.
  4. Dry roast mung dal till it becomes light brown in color. Clean and wash the roasted dal, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a pressure cooker; pour ghee; when it smokes; add cumin, sputter for few seconds add ginger, green chili one by one; fry for few seconds, add lauki and stir fry for couple of minutes , add  roasted dal, salt, roasted cumin powder along with a cup of water.
  2. Place cooker on high flame, bring to full cooking pressure. Reduce to lower flame, cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Put off the flame.
  3. Allow cooker to cool, add crushed black pepper powder and half of the coriander leaves. Now Mung dal/moong dal lauki ki sabji (split green gram without skin and bottle gourd ki sabzi) is ready to be served.
  4. Add lemon juice and left out coriander leaves just before serving.
  5. Enjoy the sabji along with chapati.
Mung dal lauki ki sabji (split green gram without skin and bottle gourd ki sabzi)

Mung dal lauki ki sabji (split green gram without skin and bottle gourd ki sabzi)

Ingredients

Ingredients

chop lauki green chili ginger

chop lauki green chili ginger

Dry roast mung dal

Dry roast mung dal

Dry roast mung dal till it becomes light brown in color

Dry roast mung dal till it becomes light brown in color

add cumin

add cumin

add ginger

add ginger

green chili add ginger

green chili add ginger

add lauki

add lauki

add salt, roasted cumin powder

add salt, roasted cumin powder

add roasted dal, salt, roasted cumin powder

add roasted dal, salt, roasted cumin powder

add roasted dal, salt, roasted cumin powder along with a cup of water.

add roasted dal, salt, roasted cumin powder along with a cup of water.

add roasted dal, salt, roasted cumin powder along with a cup of water.

add roasted dal, salt, roasted cumin powder along with a cup of water.

add crushed black pepper powder and half of the coriander leaves

add crushed black pepper powder and half of the coriander leaves

Add lemon juice

Add lemon juice

Mung dal lauki ki sabji (split green gram without skin and bottle gourd ki sabzi)

Mung dal lauki ki sabji (split green gram without skin and bottle gourd ki sabzi)

Mung dal lauki ki sabji (split green gram without skin and bottle gourd ki sabzi)

Mung dal lauki ki sabji (split green gram without skin and bottle gourd ki sabzi)


07
Mar 17

Dry cauliflower (phoolgobhi ki sabji)

Enjoy the flavor of cauliflower with ginger and green chili crushed in mortar pestle. The taste is exciting and very easy to cook. The recipe is so delicious; cooked without onion and garlic. It goes very well with steamed rice and dal.

I use to prepare this recipe, when I am busy and tired; mostly when I returned home from long tour. The taste of homemade food is awesome and safe.

Ingredients:-

  • Cauliflower: 300gm
  • Ginger: 2” pieces
  • Coriander powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin: ½ teaspoon
  • Mustard oil:  2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • garam masala powder: half teaspoon

preparation:

  1. Wash and Cut the cauliflower in small pieces, dip it into hot water with half spoon salt (about 10 minutes), take out the cauliflower from the water.
  2. Grind coarsely the ginger and green chili in mortar pestle, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a fry pan, add cumin and sputter it for few seconds, add ginger and green chili stir for few seconds, add cauliflower. Simmer on low flame until half done (8-10 minutes).
  2. Add salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder, cook till cauliflower is done, put of the flame.
  3. Dry cauliflower (phoolgobhi ki sabji) is ready to be served with any meal. Transfer into serving bowl decorates with coriander leaves.
  4. Serve hot with any meal either rice, dal/Sāmbhar or any meal, chapatti/paratha.
Dry cauliflower (phoolgobhi ki sabji)

Dry cauliflower (phoolgobhi ki sabji)

Ingredients

Ingredients

add cumin

add cumin

add ginger

add ginger

add ginger and green chili

add ginger and green chili

add cauliflower

add cauliflower

add cauliflower

add cauliflower

Add salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder

Add salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder

Add salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder

Add salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder

cook till cauliflower is done

cook till cauliflower is done

Add salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder

Add salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder

cook till cauliflower is done

cook till cauliflower is done

Dry cauliflower (phoolgobhi ki sabji)

Dry cauliflower (phoolgobhi ki sabji)

Dry cauliflower (phoolgobhi ki sabji)

Dry cauliflower (phoolgobhi ki sabji)


28
Feb 17

Lauki with Rajma (Bottle gourd with red beans)

A nutritionally balanced diet is the key to get high level of immunity; paying particular attention to protein, I prepared this combination ‘Lauki with Rajma (Bottle gourd with red beans)’. It is good for your health and waistline, see how it will boost your energy and keep fit.

Ingredients:

  • Lauki: 250-300gm
  • Rajma: 100gm.
  • Onion: 1 no.
  • Tomato: 2 no.
  • Green chili: 2 no.
  • Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Chili powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee (clarified butter)/cooking oil: 2 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Soak Rajma 4-6 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove the Peel of bottle gourd and chop them into squire, keep aside.
  3. Chop onion and make paste. keep aside.
  4.  Chop green chili and tomatoes into small pieces, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a pressure cooker, heat ghee, add grinded onion, fry till it gets light brown in color, add chopped tomatoes, chopped green chili, and powder masala, stir fry for couple of minutes.
  2. Add chopped lauki and Rajma stir fry on medium flame for couple of minutes, add salt and 2 cups of water (as per your requirement) put the lid on and bring full cooking pressure, lower the flame. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Put off the flame, allow it to cool.
  3. Lauki with Rajma (Bottle gourd with red beans) is ready to serve, Serve hot or warm with steamed rice/chapati.
Lauki with Rajma (Bottle gourd with red beans)

Lauki with Rajma (Bottle gourd with red beans)

Ingredients

Ingredients

chopped vegetables

chopped vegetables

add grinded onion

add grinded onion

add grinded onion

add grinded onion

add chopped tomatoes

add chopped tomatoes

add chopped tomatoes, chopped green chili, and powder masala

add chopped tomatoes, chopped green chili, and powder masala

Add chopped lauki

Add chopped lauki

Add chopped lauki and Rajma

Add chopped lauki and Rajma

add salt

add salt

add salt and 2 cups of water

add salt and 2 cups of
water

put the lid on

put the lid on

Cook for 3-4 minutes

Cook for 3-4 minutes

Lauki with Rajma (Bottle gourd with red beans)

Lauki with Rajma (Bottle gourd with red beans)

Lauki with Rajma (Bottle gourd with red beans)

Lauki with Rajma (Bottle gourd with red beans)

Lauki with Rajma (Bottle gourd with red beans)

Lauki with Rajma (Bottle gourd with red beans)