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Bottlegourd Yakhni


Bottle gourd (lauki), cut into roundels 500  grams
 Vegetable Oil  2  table spoon
Cloves(laung) 4
Asafoetida (hing) ½  teaspoon
Cumin seeds( sabut jeera) 2  tea spoon
Aniseed (saunf) powder 1  tea spoon
Dry ginger powder (adrakh) ½  tea spoon
Red chilli(hari mirch) 2  whole
Turmeric (haldi) powder ½ tea spoon
Salt (namak) to taste
Yoghurt beaten(dahi) 2  cup
Hot spices (garam masala) powder 1  tea spoon


  • 1. Pat dry the bottle gourd roundels. Place them separated in a big microwave-safe dish greased with some oil. Sprinkle some oil on the bottle gourd roundels and microwave uncovered on high (100%) power for about 3 minutes till they are slightly browned on both sides. Keep aside.
  • 2. In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the oil with the cloves, asafetida, whole red chilli, and cumin seeds. Microwave uncovered on high (100%) power for about 1 minute.
  • 3. Now add aniseed powder, dry ginger powder, turmeric, salt and curd. Mix well.
  • 4. Cook it for 1-2 minutes at 100% power.
  • 5. Now add bottle guard and microwave on 70% power for about 12 minutes or till the bottle gourd roundels are tender.
  • 6. Now, mix water and stir slowly till it has fully blended with the curry.
  • 7. Cook it covered on 100% power for about 3-4 minutes. Mix in the hot spices powder and serve.

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  • Servings : 4
  • Cook Time : 15 Min
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