Monday, 6 July 2015

Bharwa Luki (Stuffed Bottle Gourd)

Bharwa Luki (Stuffed Bottle Gourd)
For Stuffing 
Ingredients
1 cup paneer crumbled
Scooped out Bottle gourd pieces 
1 tablespoon gram flour
1 Green Chiili chopped
1/4 tsp Ginger paste
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp Oil
Method
Take a pan, add oil and add the scooped out pieces of the bottle gourd, sprinkle salt.  Sauté the scooped bottle gourd till the water dries up. Then add the rest of the ingredients , mix, sauté it for few minutes. Take it off the gas and keep it aside. 

Preparing to Stuff the Bottle Gourd
Ingredients
2 long Bottle gourd
Stuffing 
2 tbsp Oil
Method
Take the bottle gourd and cut the bottle gourd into round pieces about 2 inches in length. Scoop out the inside part of the bottle gourd leaving a layer at the base so that the stuffing does not come out. Take a pot, add water and salt. Boil scooped bottle gourd for 5 minutes. Drain the water out. Stuff the bottle gourd and keep it aside. Heat a shallow pan, add oil and heat it on a medium heat. Place the stuffed bottle gourd on the oil and shallow fry until the filling and the bottle gourd gets a little golden brown from the sides and center.

For the Gravy
Ingredients
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
2 tbsp Cashew paste
2 Tomato Grated 
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp  Red chilli powder
1 tsp Garam Masala powder
2 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder 
2 tbsp Curd beaten 
 2 tbsp Milk
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Sugar
1 tbsp Ghee
1 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped

Method
Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan; add in ginger paste. Sauté it for few minutes. Add the cashew paste and sauté on low  heat for 3 minutes until the raw smell goes away and is lightly browned. Next add the tomato grated, coriander powder, cumin seed powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, sugar, salt and garam masala powder. Stir for 3 to 4 minutes. Add curd and milk. Give the gravy a boil. Finally place the stuffed bottle gourd into the gravy. Add 1 cup water.  Cover the pan, turn the heat to low, simmer the gravy. Gentle turn the bottle gourd pieces so that the stuffing does not come out. Cook  the bottle gourd pieces till the gravy reduces a bit and the bottle gourd pieces are tender. Garnish with coriander leaves... Serve it with roti and paratha...