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.
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