Bottle Gourd( Lauki) Curd Rice

Bottle gourd (Lauki) is a vegetable which has lot’s of health benefit and everyone should add this as part of their regular diet. It can be used to prepare many recipes like savory, drink, raita, curries and sweets. Bottle gourd curd rice recipe is a variation of the South Indian dish curd rice. Curd rice is made with over cooked rice or left over rice, curd ( yogurt) and tempered with curry leaves, chilies, cashew nuts, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and garnish with coriander leaves and pomegranate seeds. It seem meal is incomplete without curd rice for many people. Curd rice is also distributed in temples as prasad. This recipe is prepared using brown rice instead of normal rice, bottle gourd, curd ( yogurt) and tempered with spices. This is very good for digestion and easy to make. Try this recipe with the twist of bottle gourd and enjoy.

Bottle Gourd( Lauki) Curd Rice
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Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Bottle Gourd( Lauki) Curd Rice
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Ingredients
For Bottle Gourd Rice
For Tampering
Instructions
  1. Clean and peel the bottle gourd. Chop it and keep it aside.
  2. Clean brown rice with water 2-3 times. Soak brown rice in to water for 15 minutes. Cook rice and lauki along with 3 cups of water and 2 tsp salt at medium to high heat. Once its start building steam, bring the temperature at medium heat and cook for 3 whistle in a pressure cooker.
  3. When done, turn off the heat and let it cool down naturally.
  4. Add milk and mix it well. Let it cool completely.
  5. Once it cools down, add curd and sugar. Mix it well. Keep aside.
  6. Heat oil and ghee in a small pan at medium heat. Once its hot, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, urad daal, chana daal. When it gets brown, add chilies and curry leaves. Saute for few sec. Add grated ginger, saute till ginger gets slightly golden color. Add cashew nuts, saute it till cashew-nuts gets golden color. Turn off the heat.
  7. Pour the tampering into curd and rice mixture. Mix it well.
  8. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  9. Delicious healthy bottle gourd curd rice is ready to be served.
  10. Enjoy it as a lunch or dinner with pickle.
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