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BAKED BHARWAAN LAUKI(Bottle Gourd)

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BAKED BHARWAAN LAUKI(Bottle Gourd)
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BAKED BHARWAAN LAUKI(Bottle Gourd)

Added by: on Sep 21st, 2014
Instead of the usual stuffed bottle gourd that is served with tomato gravy and as a side dish for rice or Indian bread, I tried this with a continental twist, using minimal herbs and baking it. Turned out to be the main dish.
Rating:
5
Prep Time:
30 min
Cook Time:
10 min
Ready In:
40 min

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Original Recipe Yield: 3 servings
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle gourd (Lauki) - (tender and slim)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Haldi -
  • Stuffing :
  • 1 cup Crumbled Paneer -
  • 2 medium Potatoes - (Boiled and mashed)
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed black Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsps Chili powder - 1/2
  • 1 tsps Italian herbs/ Dried Oregano - 1/2 (Tip - Preserve the oregano sachets the Pizza guy gives you!!)
  • Gravy :
  • 3 medium Tomatoes - (Blanched and puréed)
  • 2 tbsps Capsicum - (chopped)
  • 2 tbsps Olive oil -
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Chili powder -
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs / oregano -
  • Other ingredients :
  • slices Cheese or grated processed cheese
  • Italian herbs/oregano for garnishing
Nutrition Facts
BAKED BHARWAAN LAUKI(Bottle Gourd)

Servings Per Recipe: 3

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 301

  • Total Fat: 20.6 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 8.9 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.5 mg
  • Sodium: 755.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  •     Sugars: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g
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Directions:

1

Wash, peel and slice the bottle gourd into 1 inch thick pieces. Bring water to boil in a saucepan and add some salt and haldi. Drop in the lauki roundels and cover-cook till 3/4th tender. Do not let them become too soft. We will be baking them later. Drain the excess water and keep aside.

2

Meanwhile, to prepare the stuffing, in a bowl, mix together grated paneer, the mashed potato, salt, chili powder and herbs. Take care to leave no lumps.

3

For the gravy, heat oil in a pan and add the tomato purée. Add salt to taste, chili powder and let cook.

4

When half done, add the capsicum and let cook along with the gravy for 4-5 minutes. Again, it's ok to leave the gravy 3/4th done as we will be baking this as well. Finally, add the herbs and give it one last stir. Remove and keep aside.

5

Now let's start assembling the dish. Fill the stuffing carefully into the lauki discs. Place them on a baking dish. Pre-heat the oven @ 180 deg C.

6

Drop a spoonful of gravy on top of each lauki disc. Finally sprinkle the processed cheese or cheese slices. Bake @ 200 deg C for about 4-5 minutes. Reduce temperature to 170-180 deg C and bake for 7-8 minutes more or till cheese starts bubbling and becomes golden brown.

7

Remove from the oven and serve hot with toasted bread.

Cooks' note:
Make sure to cook the bottle gourd to only 3/4th stage.
Do not over cook the gravy as post baking it might taste a bit burnt.
Since I use the microwave, the baking times might vary as compared to a conventional oven.

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Ratings & Reviews:

Angelo K

Angelo K

By: Angelo K on Nov 14th, 2014
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that looks extremely delicious

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