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Lau Bhaji (Bottle Gourd)

Serves four to five people.

  • Small lau (bottle gourd) - 1
  • Peas - ¼ cup
  • Sliced onion - ½ cup
  • Chopped garlic - 1 teaspoon
  • Green chili - 3 to 4
  • Ground turmeric - ½ teaspoon
  • Panchforon (a mixture of fennel, mustard, fenugreek, cumin and black cumin) - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon (as needed)
  • Oil - ¼ cup
  • Cut the bottle gourd into small, thin pieces. Clean and rinse.
  • Heat the pieces with salt and turmeric in a covered pan over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and let the water dry up.
  • Turn off the heat and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic for a minute.
  • Stir in the panchforon, bottle gourd pieces, green chili and peas.
  • Keep over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Cook until the water dries up and serve.

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