May 29, 2013

Lau Bori (Bottle Gourd with Fried Lentil Dumpling )

Lau bori is  simple easy to cook Bengali spicy vegetarian dish. It is one of the most common recipes of lau from Bengali cuisine. I made it simple, just the way my mom makes it and served with hot steamed rice. 

Ingredients :

Bottle Gourd - 1, peeled and cut into thin small pieces
Bori (dried lentil dumpling) - 1/2 cup
Green chilli  - 2, slit
Tomato - 1, chopped
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1 tbsp, freshly crushed
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Bay leaves - 1 no.
Oil - 1 tbsp
Wheat flour - 1 tbsp, dissolved into 1/2 water
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp for garnishing

Method :  

Heat oil in a kadai, fry the dried bori till brown and keep aside.

Add bay leave and cumin seeds to the oil. When the seeds are splutters add green chilli and chopped tomato, cook the tomato well till mushy.

Now add bottle gourd pieces, salt, sugar, turmeric, red chilli and cumin powder, stir well.

Bottle gourd should release enough water to cook if not then add a cup of water, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes in low heat.

Check the vegetable, add wheat flour mix and stir well.

Check seasoning and adjust salt.

Finally add fried bori and fold well.

Transfer to a serving bowl and crumble the fried bori on top.

Garnishing with fresh coriander leaves..

Sending this to Viji's "SYS-W series-4" event, Jagruti's "Food She Loved, I loathed" event, Foodelicious's "Cook Like Mom" event

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