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Friday, January 28, 2011

Lau ( Lauki ) Chopa Raee

Cooking Time Required: 15-20 mins
Cost of Preparation: 10-12 Rupees

Ingredients: Lau chopa/lauki peels, potato ( 1 no., medium ), mustard ( 2/3 tsp ), garlic ( 5-6 flakes ), mustard oil ( 1 tsp ), salt, turmeric, pancha phutana ( 1/6 tsp ), red chillis ( 2 nos ).

Preparation: Grind the mustard seeds and garlic flakes into a fine paste.

Cooking: Wash and cut the peels into very small pieces. Also cut the potato into very small pieces.

Heat the oil in a wok. Break the red chillis and add to the wok along with the pancha phutana. Add the peels and the potato pieces.

Stir fry for 2-3 mins. Add the mustard-garlic paste, crushed garlic flakes, turmeric, salt and 1 cup water.

Cover with a lid and allow to boil for 10 mins. Add more water if required.

Cook till the potato turns mashy and all the water evaporates.

Serve with rice/rotis.

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  1. Interesting and new dish for me,thanks for sharing..

  2. Wow..awesome way to use up the peels..love the look of the curry!

    US Masala


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