Jul 3, 2008

Lauki/doodhi/bottlegourd paratha and microwave lauki kheer - bottle gourd recipes

I was never too fond of bottlegourd until I tasted the parathas our Maharashtrian friend made for us one evening. It is a regular thing at my place now. It tastes delicious, easy to make, less time consuming and taken with spicy curds/raitha.
Doodhi/lauki /bottlegourd paratha -
lauki parathaIngredients-
Bottlegourd- grated -1 cup
Wheat flour- 2 cup
salt- to taste
chilly- 2 chopped fine
turmeric powder- 1tsp
coriander- chopped fine.
Mix all the ingredients together and make a soft dough adding little oil. There will be no necessity to add water as grated bottle gourd will be quite watery. Make small balls of the dough and roll them out to small circles. Heat a tava/girdle and cook the parathas on both the sides. Brush little ghee on it. Serve hot.

Kheer with bottlegourd?? yes ...indeed..I saw this recipe in Tarla dalal's book on microwave cooking. And made this in the microwave. It was creamy and delicious, a hit at my place.
Microwave Doodhi kheer-doodhi kheer
Grated bottlegourd- 1 cup
Sugar- 1/3 cup
Milk powder- 1/2 cup
Milk- 1 cup
Cardamom powder- a pinch
Ghee- 1tbspn
Almonds- 1 tbspn slivered
Squeeze out all the excess water from the bottlegourd and keep aside. In a bowl, mix together the sugar, milk powder, milk, and cardamom powder. Keep aside.
In a microwave safe bowl , mix together the ghee and bottlegourd and microwave on high for 3 minutes,stirring once after 2 minutes. Add the milk mixture , mix well and microwave on high for 5 minutes ,stirring once in between after 2 1/2 minutes . Serve hot garnished with slivered almonds.

Both this dishes goes to VoW bottlegourd , a monthly event hosted by Pooja of My creative ideas.


Illatharasi said...

I too bought it for the event ;)

thinking what to do.... let me see:)

I like your kheer, its looks good!

Asha said...

Got to try the Doodhi paratha. Love the flower garnish on top of kheer!:)

Usha said...

Hey Sowmya,both these recipes are very unique and they look yummy !

Laavanya said...

both recipes are fantastic Sowmya. I've mostly made only koftas or kootus with lauki.

Sagari said...

both look delecious sowmya

Cham said...

Beautiful dishes with bottlegourd. Love the kheer most

KALVA said...

Both are new to me..Love the parthas.. they look moist

Maheswari said...

Loved both paratha and kheer.Have heard abt pumpkin kheer, this one is new to me.Had tagged you for a meme, come and check it out.

notyet100 said...

looks nice even i prepared kheer...but not on microwave..paranthas look tasty too,..hvent tried yt,..

Prajusha said...

both looks delicious and unique.

Sunshinemom said...

The paratha looks nice, Sowmi! I too haven't heard of this but will try this soon with besan and wheat combo:)

Sireesha said...

Beautiful and yummy dishes with bottlegourd. Love the kheer most....
Even I prepare the kheer but not in micro wave will try this time.Thanks for sharing.....

Pooja said...

such wonderful entries Sowmya . I love both of them too much.
We call it Dudhi na Thepla, with generous amount of miced garlic in dough and cook the same with oil. I just love it toooooooooo much.
I have just 2 cook books till date one of them is Tarla dalal's microwave desi khana :D.
Dudhi kheer looks yummy too , Pass on some here too ;) .

Indranee said...

Wow! Sowmya, this bottlegourd paratha is something new to me.Check out my blog, I've something for you:)ENJOY!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow sowmya realy believe me I was searching for doodhi ki kheer recipe Ilove that one but Idon't kmow how to make thank you so much for sharing my fav recipe Iam sure every time I will get a new recipe from your blog

easycrafts said...

Both the dishes are perfect for the event...nice ones

Homecooked said...

Wow both these look so good! Good entry :)

Anisheetu said...

Hi sowmya thanks for all the comments and visiting my blog... u can get knoya in a sweet shop just opposite tekka mall building at serangoon. If u know the posb atm near jyoti stores the shop is just near that posb atm machine. u can find me on orkut also. Check SWC maharashtra event thread...scrap me if u don find the shop...

Divya Vikram said...

Am trying your paratha for dinner tonight. thanks for the recipe.

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