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In childhood I recalled had been always fussy over bottlegourd/doodhi/lauki curry whenever my mom cooked. Never liked this veggie untill I started my blogging. Have tried many version so far, will update on my blog one by one. Soya granules or chunks are a good source of protein for vegetarians.
Bottlegourd is rich in dietary fibre, soluble and insoluble. Means it helps in curing constipation and easy to digest. Having 96% of water content it keeps the body cool during summer and maintains water level. Contains Iron, Vit B and C and lots of minerals like sodium,potassium which regulates blood pressure.
If something is healthy than I can eat that, my funda now :P. After having kids I make sure to make it differntly so that my kids find it tasty and eat without any fuss. Best part is it helps in weighloss too. So now jumping on the recipe
Ingredients: Sufficient for three
400 Gm
bottlegourd or small bottlegourd/doodhi/lauki
1 Cup soya
1 Medium
sized onion chopped finely
1 Tsp
ginger-garlic paste
1 Tsp cumin
1/2 Tsp
turmeric powder
1/4 Tsp
garam masala
1/2 Tsp red
chili powder
1/2 Tsp
coriander powder
Salt as per
Oil for
Method: Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and roast
the soya chunks. It should be brown in color and then take out the pan. Now
soak all soya chunks in warm water and keep aside till the other preparation is


Peel the
bottle gourd and cut into small pieces. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
Let it splutter and add chopped onion, fry till onion becomes golden in color.
To this add ginger-garlic paste & stir for few seconds. Add cut bottlegourd,
cover the lid and cook on low flame till bottlegourd is half cooked. To this
add all dry spices & soaked soya chunks with 1 cup of water. Adjust salt as
per taste and mix well. Again cover the lid and cook for another 10 min on low
Have this with paratha/roti/chapati/flatbread. Its so yummy.Try it/

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