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Lau -er Dum / Lauki Ka Dum

Summer is the time when we all look for comfy and less spicy food. Sometimes searching through Google is too tedious that’s when friends come to help. Delicious time tested recipe from their kitchen travel to ours and make our day wonderfully awesome. Today I am sharing with you my dear FB friend Sudeshna Bhattacharya’s recipes Lau -er dum/ Lauki ka dum. I wish she had a food blog and could share the link with you all but she is only available in niche FB food groups so for the time being you all have to peep in to her kitchen through my blog. I am sure you all will love this summer comfy bottle gourd recipe Lau -er dum. Thank you Sudeshna for this wonderful recipe.

Preparation time :15 minutes
Cooking time : 20 to 25 minutes
Serves : 4

Ingredients :
500gm Lau (Bottle gourd) 
½ cup Coconut paste
2 tsp Black pepper paste 
1 tsp Ginger paste 
2 Bay leaves 
3 to 4 green chilly 
1 tbsp ghee
to taste sugar / salt

Methods of Cooking :
Skinned the bottle gourd and cut the vegetable into big chunks. Take bowl in it take coconut paste, black pepper paste, ginger paste, sugar and salt . Mix well. Now add bottle gourd chunks with the mixture. Mix well so that bottle gourd is well covered with the mixture . Then add bay leaves and green chillies to it. Pour it in a heavy bottom pan , I use khadai . then cover the mixture and cook in a medium flame. When the gourd become soft , take the lid off and let the gravy dries up then add ghee. Mix well and serve with hot steamed rice, paratha or rotis.

Happy Cooking!


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