Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Lauki Aloo ki Sabzi | Squash Potato Curry

Lauki Aloo Ki Sabzi
Prep Time: 8minutes
Cook time: 12minutes
Serves: 4servings
Lauki Aloo ki sabzi is a very light vegetable it has lots of water content in it, Its a comfort food soothing to stomach. Simple and easy to prepare and can be included in day2day cooking. Ingredients required and detailed instructions for the recipe are as follows:
Lauki or squash-300gms
potato-1 medium
crushed garlic-1/2 teaspoon
green chillies-4
salt to taste
coriander powder-1 tablespoon
turmeric-1/2 teaspoon
red chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon
kasoori methi-1/2 teaspoon
garam masala powdere-1/2 teaspoon
oil-1 & ½ tablespoon
Peel and chop onion, potato and lauki
Peel and crush garlic pods.
Roughly chop tomatoes and green chillies.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker on high flame, add sliced onions roast till golden brown in color.
Add crushed garlic till pinkish, add red chillipowder, immediately pour 1 teaspoon of water , add tomatoes , green chillies, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt to it, mix well cook for 2-3 minutes, add 1 tablespoon of water to it cover the lid and pressure cook it till one whistle. Let it cool completely, with the help of hand blender puree the mixture or alternatively grind it.
Place pressure cooker again on high flame, add chopped lauki and aloo, mix well roast on high flame for 3-4 minutes, At this stage you can add one tablespoon of water if you like gravy consistency,cover the lid of pressure cooker and cook till 2 whistles. Add kasoori methi and garam masala powder to it, slightly mash potatoes and lauki this will thicken the gravy.

Serve hot with phulka and curd.
Notes: If lauki had been in fridge for more than a day it will take more time to cook.
You can adjust the consistency of gravy according to your liking.
Squeezing lemon juice over the sabzi will increases its taste.

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