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Lauki Vadi Ki Sabji

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Lauki Vadi Ki Sabji

Laucki is also known as Bottle gourd. This is a healthy and wholesome lentil and vegetable main dish. I like making Lauki as it is mild in taste and easy to digest. I usually will serve this with plain rice or rotis.







Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 cup laucki (

    bottle gourd, peeled and cut into byte size cubes

    )
  • 1/3 cup

    moong dal vadi

    (

    broken into small pieces

    )
  • 3/4 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/8 tsp asafetida (hing)
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 cup water

Method

  1. I am using instant pot; I am using the instant pot instead of pressure-cooker. Not
    for saving time but ease of use.

  2. Heat one tablespoon of oil in instant pot on sautéed mode. Oil should be moderately hot, add moong dal vadi stir-fry till they are light golden brown this should take about 1
    minute. take out the vadies from instant pot.

  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, in instant pot keeping on sautéed mode oil should be moderately hot and add cumin seeds. When seeds start to crack, add the asafetida, stir and add tomato puree, ginger, coriander powder, turmeric, salt and chili powder and cook stirring occasional till spice mix start leaving the oil.

  4. Add bottle gourd, vadies and 1/2 cup of water. Change the setting to pressure cook on high mode. Set the time for 6 minutes. (At this time instant pot is working just like pressure cooker, it will take same time building the pressure and after cooking releasing the pressure as pressure cooker, advantage is you can take care other work you have to do or even if you have to go out.)

  5. Open the instant pot when you are ready. After you open the instant pot adjust the water if you need more, add garam masala.

Recipe Notes

I like to serve this with roti or rice. This makes a very satisfying meal.

Enjoy! Thank you


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7 thoughts on “Lauki Vadi Ki Sabji

  1. Hi Manjula, thanks for this recipe. I can’t get bottle gourd where I live, could you please recommend other vegetables that would go well with this recipe?

  2. Hi Manjula,

    Thanks for this recipe.

    Please kindly advise where we can buy the pot you used in this recipe. Please show the ingredients like Lauki before cutting it as we are not familiar with this vegetable and the moong dal vadi what is this and how to make this vadi.

    Thanks,
    Prema.S

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