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Loukhi (Bottle Gourd/Ghiya) Sabzi

Written By Unknown on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | March 09, 2011


Ghiya is easy to make and its very nutrious for health too.
Ingredients :-
  1. 1 bottle gourd (about 2 cups of diced bottle gourd)
  2. 1 cup diced onion
  3. 3-4 garlic cloves
  4. 1 cup diced tomatoes
  5. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  6. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  7. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  8. 1 Green chili 
  9. 1 tsp Ginger paste
  10. 1 tsp Coriander powder
  11. 3-4 curry leaves
  12. 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  13. 1 teaspoon Vegetable/Sunflower oil
  14. 1 cup water
  15. Salt to taste
Method :-
  1. Wash and cut the Ghiya into small pieces and boil it in cooker for about 1 whistle and then cook it on a slow flame for about 2 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds,mustard seeds, Green chili, Finely chopped garlic cloves, Ginger paste and cook it for 2 minutes.
  3. Add onions, sauté for a few minutes, add all the spices to this mixture.
  4. Add finely chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup of water, cover it with a lid and cook on a slow flame for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add boiled ghiya and 1/2 cup of water, Cover it with a lid, keep on stirring it in between till water is evaporated (Approx 10 minutes).
  6. Garnish it with freshly cut coriander leaves.
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