Monday, May 31, 2010

Lao'er Torkari with Dakhini twist

Alright then; first day of the week. I thought of posting a vegetarian recipe this time. Bottle gourd /lao/lauki is prepared with sambhar powder/huli podi with some cubed potatoes .Huli podi gave a nice twist to a usual plain Bengali lao’er torkari.We enjoyed it with roti even.

Lao’er torkari with Huli Podi
Recipe requirements
Bottle gourd-1 cut into cubes
2 medium size potatoes –cut into cubes
For tempering
1 tsp of cumin seed or panch phoron
For seasoning
1 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tsp of red pepper powder
2-3 tsp of Huli Podi
Salt as per taste
Half a tsp of sugar
Cooking oil-2-3 tbs

Cut bottle gourd/lao/lauki and potato into cubes.
Heat up a pan, add oil, and temper it with cumin seeds.
Now add in potato first, fry for few minutes.
Now add in bottle gourd pieces.
Add in all the seasonings-salt, huli podi, red pepper powder, turmeric powder and sugar.
Mix in well; keep frying all the ingredients for another 4-5 mints at medium flame.
Add in half cup of warm water.
Cover the pan and let it cook well.
After 10-12 mints, open the lid and check for the vegetables. (In between, check the vegetables so that they don’t stick up at the base)
Just work with your spatula and mix in well. Serve with warm cooked rice. This is an excellent vegetarian dish with warm cooked rice or even roti.

Happy Cooking and see you tomorrow.


  1. Never tried lauki this iway....looks gud ..

  2. Ilove bottle gourd but we don't gt them hre :-( and this currylooks so so yumm. Drool.

  3. Priti,
    thanks and try it you will love the taste.


    may be you can ask the Asian grocery stores about bottle gourd.It was so delicious.

  4. Aometimes alada flavourer ranna khub bhalo lage tai na? Eta bhaater shonge darun jabe. :-)
    Tomar huli podi ta ekbar try korbo. Amar ekta lauer recipe draft e pore ache .. ekbar touch charle blog korar enthu tai chole jaye. :-)

  5. Theek tai Sharmila...eyi ta onek ta jhaal er dike chilo , bhate'er sathe darun lagey khete ..dekhi ami kalke ki post korte pari..
    amaar mone hoye ,seyi ta publish kore felo r draft e rekho na :-)..
    hugs and smiles


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