January 06, 2013

Lau chingri (bottle gourd with prwan) easy steps


1.Lau or lauki or dudhi or bottle gourd 1 medium size (make sure it must be fresh)
2.Prawn medium size 10 cleaned and washed
3.Tomato 1 chopped
4.Bay leaf 1 big size
5.Cumin whole 1 tsp
6.Green chili 2
7.Turmeric 1 tsp
8.Salt & sugar as per taste
9.Vegetable oil 2 tsp


1>Peel the bottle gourd and chop it finely.
2>Marinate prwans with salt & turmeric.
3>Heat oil in a pan and lightly fry the prawns and take them out and put in a bowl.
4>In the same oil add bay leaf, green chili, cumin seeds and fry for a while.
5>Now add the chopped bottle gourd, turmeric & salt and cover it with a lid and simmer the stove.
6>After 20 min open the lid and check if the bottle gourd is cooked or not.
7>If It is cooked add chopped tomatoes, fried prawns & sugar and higher the flame and stir fry it.
8>When all the juice which came out from bottle gourd is evaporated off the stove and serve the lau chingri with steamed rice.


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