Lauki Ki Sabji

Vegetable Curry Recipes

Lauki is also known as Loki, Long Melon, Chinese Melon, Bottle Gourd, Asian Melons, smooth Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca), and Luffa/Sinqua (Luffa acutangula) and Wax Gourd, Hairy/ Melon, etc. In India it is known as Dudhi or lauki (लोकी, दुधी).

The given recipe of lauki ki sabji makes very tasty vegetable curry.

In India lauki juice (bottle gourd juice) is becoming famous with the claims of its several health benefits. This juice may be used in treatment of indigestion, ulcers and acidity. It is claimed that the juice from its leaves is good for jaundice.

Lauki juice is useful in treating urinary problems like burning sensation in urine passage. Its alkaline nature can neutralize the acidity of urine. Drinking daily fresh lauli juice mixed with 1 tsp of lime juice can be used as a kidney stone remedy

lauki is low in fat, calories and cholesterol and high in dietary fiber, iron, potassium and vitamins C and B complex. 100gm of lauki contains only around 12 calories. It is considered good for children, sick people with weak digestions.

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Recipe type: Low Fat, Cholesterol free
Preparation time: 20 minute




Lauki Picture

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped lauki
  • 1/2 cup capsicum chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp skim yoghurt
  • 1 inch of ginger root, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp each of red chili powder, turmeric powder & garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. Mix all the spices in yoghurt. Take oil in a non-stick pan and heat it. Add spices and stir for about 4 minutes until oil separates.
  2. Mix all the spices in yoghurt. Take oil in a non-stick pan and heat it. Add spices and stir for about 4 minutes until oil separates.
  3. Add lauki, peas, capsicum and stir for 2 minutes. Add water and cook on medium heat for a few minutes until lauki becomes tender.
  4. Garnish with corriander.

Serve with roti, bread or rice.







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