This is a traditional Andra recipe for Bottle Gourd/Lauki/Opo squash. The milk brings out the sweetness of the bottle gourd. Serve this with rice as a part of an Andhra meal. Serve with rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the red chile peppers, cumin seed, mustard seed, and coriander seed in the hot oil until they begin to splutter. Add the curry leaves and asafoetida powder; stir. Cook and stir the gourd pieces in the mixture until warmed and coated in the oil mixture. Pour the milk into the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and allow the mixture to simmer until the gourd is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Season with the ground red pepper and salt; simmer another minute or so. If too much liquid remains, increase heat to high and cook until reduced to your liking.

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Nutrition Facts

96 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 6.3g 2% DV; fat 7.7g 12% DV; cholesterol 1.2mg; sodium 277.2mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2012
This actually came out pretty good. I grew up with my mom making butter gourd so I was surprised that this dish was not as bitter. I also added a little bit of brown sugar to balance out the bitterness. I would think about making this dish again... Read More
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