Lauki chana dal is a great way of having dudhi/bottle gourd.Especially if you have bigger households.
This curry ensures everyone gets a good bowl of curry.You also are spared of making 2 veggies for meal.Cooking need not be elaborate.Learn to cook smart and save time if you do not have a penchant for cooking but do not want to compromise on nutrition.
Just fry some potato chips with rice and easy meal is ready.
Bottle gourd curry cooked with lentils is a recipe which is common at many north Indian households.I think it is a unique way of combining the goodness of lentil proteins with calabash or hulu.
Commonly known as bottle gourd or in Hindi - 'lauki' , 'dudhi'or 'ghia', a great diuretic.
The only thing you need to be sure before cooking calabash is tasting a piece before cooking it, to ensure it is not bitter.Dudhi curry is an easy one.
Nutrition facts of Bottle gourd/Benefits of dudhi
Ayurveda recommends 'Lauki' or 'Ghia' for weight loss.It contains a lot of water in it.It contains only 14 calories for a 100 gm usage.It has an easy digestion.It is also given to women post pregnancy for lunches.(Sometimes without lentils as it may cause some gas in new borns).
It is also a moderate source of vitamin B,C and folates.
This lauki sabzi recipe is great if you need to lose weight.
You can serve this ghiya sabji with flat bread or 'roti'.Goes great with brown rice for main course too.Pair it with raita yogurt dip and some fried poppadums.
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