Lauki Corn Bharta

 

I study, there are handful of people that are really happy to eat veggies like plantain (karela), little gourd (tindi), Ridged gourd (turai) and many more. So Today I have one of these veggies challenged in making them aromatic and enrich the flavour in Indian spices. So that not only few or two but all of us can relish these veggies at home often. Especially the kids have issues to eat veggies, so try and chop them fine that even they find no motive to escape from eating (All determined :p).

Todays veggie is of my favourite as it’s very healthy and easy to cook any day. Bottle ground is one the superlative pick in the list of healthy food. It contains all the essential elements that our body needs on daily basis to be fit. As it’s good for digestion and helps cooling effect as the water content is higher as well helps in weight loss.

Have you noticed the skilled chef and home maker has most of the same ingredients to cook a same recipe, yet it taste totally from another world. We often complain why it did not turned restaurant style?

Answer is it’s just a technique and style that differs so does the taste like wise. So it’s all about how you cook it and not on only what ingredients used to cook. It’s not a rocket science at all so don’t be disheartened, even the skilled people have to practice until they acquire the best. Practice makes it all taste better and better each time! 😀

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Today’s recipe is a wholesome dish, as there is a tender and delicious sweet corn which has fibre and antioxidants, peanuts with an array of nutrients and mono-saturated fat (good fat) and bottle ground contains vitamins, high in dietary fibre and promotes weight-loss. When all these amazing ingredients are well-cooked, an awesomely favoured dish is created. So let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cups of lauki (bottle gourd), grated
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 cup  tomato
  • 1 tbs of ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp of jeera
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 tbs of garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts coarsely crushed
  • 3/4 cup boiled sweet corn
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

Process:

  1. In a non-stick pan heat 2 tbs of oil, add jeera and let it crackle. Add ginger garlic paste and let it cook.
  2. Add onion, pinch of salt and stir it. Once the onions are translucent, add tomatoes and allow all to smudge well.
  3. Add spices like chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder and mix it well. Close the lid and let all cook.
  4. After 5 min have a look and stir, once the oil is separating to the side of a pan. Add all the grated luaki and give it a good a mix. Close the lid
  5. Luaki will release it’s water, so do not add water. Adjust the salt now and stir it.
  6. Once all the veggies are incorporated well, pour in the crushed groundnuts and sweet corns.
  7. Allow the veggie to cook 5-7 min. Turns off the burner once you see veggie is dry to look and cooked.
  8. Garnish it with chopped coriander.
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