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Stuffed Lauki/ Bottle gourd

Stuffed Lauki/ Bottle gourd

Lauki/ Bottle gourd is one of those green veggies which is not loved by many but with this interesting twist, you sure can become a fan. Blanched bottle gourd, marinated in lime, stuffed with cottage cheese and baked beautifully.


1 medium lauki/ bottle gourd

For the marinade:

50 ml lemon juice

1/2 tsp chilli powder

2 tsp garam masala

For the filling:

2 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 diced onion

150 gm diced tomatoes

3 chopped green chillies

1 tsp ginger paste

2 tsp chopped garlic

1 tbsp chopped coriander

200 gm grated paneer

Salt and pepper according to taste

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How to Make Stuffed Lauki:

  1. Blanch the Lauki/ bottle gourd in boiling water.

2. Peel, de-seed and split horizontally.

3. Pour the marinade over the lauki and set aside for an hour. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds followed by the remaining ingredients for the filling.

4. Stir-fry for 5 minutes.

5. Set the filling inside the lauki and secure with string.

6. Wrap in a foil and bake in a very hot oven for 15-20 minutes.

7. Serve hot with mint/ coriander chutney.

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Recipe credits: Google

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