Monday, March 26, 2012

Dudhi Vadi nu Shaak

Bottle gourd and vadi makes a nice combo for a quick daily meal.

Dudhi Ane Vadi nu Shaak
Bottlegourd Stir Fry
1 small bottle gourd/dudhi/peeled and cut to pieces
1/2 cup moong daal vadis

2 tsp coriander-cumin powder
1/2 tsp paprika

salt to taste

1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp ginger-green chili paste

1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add all the ingredients for tempering.
2. As they sizzle add vadies and saute for 2-3 minutes.
3. Now add bottle gourd pieces, coriander-cumin powder and paprika
4. Add 1 cup water. Switch the gas to low. Cover with a lid.
5. Let it cook till soft. Add more water if needed.
6. Add salt to taste.
7. Serve with hot roTlas.

Note -
1. You can fry vadies in oil before adding to the curry. I avoid this step to save on calories/oil. The vadies cooked nicely in the curry itself.

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