Lauki chana -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 in Hindi - 'lauki' 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.
Nutrition facts of Bottle gourd
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 recipe is great if you need to lose weight.
You can serve this 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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