Bottle Gourd /Doodhi is one of the most common vegetable found in every household. It has medicinal value and helps to maintain overall health as it is rich in Thiamine , vitamin C, zinc, iron and magnesium .
Not many are found of this vegetable. This Vegetable is always available in my kitchen as it is loved by my family. I am sharing my signature recipe here. Anyone who does not like this vegetable will also fall in love with it.
Absolutely lip smacking recipe and I am sure you will fall in love with this recipe.
Recipe for Bottle Gourd Stuff/ Bharwan Doodhi
2Tbsp. Channa dal
2.5 Tbsp Urad dal split / Black Gram
4 Tbsp Peanuts
6-8 red chillies
1 Tbsp Sesame seeds plus 1/2 tsp for garnish
1/2 lemon size Tamrind
1.5 Tsp Flax seeds
2 Onions (Medium Sized)
Fresh Coriander chopped
Salt to Taste
Dry roast all the ingredients mentioned above. Cut 2 onions and fry till golden brown. Grind the dry masala along with the onions. Add salt while grinding . Grind the masala and keep it aside.
Cut the bottle gourd / Doodhi into 4 or 5 parts (round).Scrap the centre in order to make space for stuffing .Stuff the masala and keep it aside.
Heat 2 Tsp oil in a pan. Add 1 Tsp jeera.Place the stuffed Bottle Gourd/ Doodhi in the pan.Shallow fry the stuffed bottle gourd/ doodhi on medium flame till golden brown and little soft . Ensure it does not burn.Add the balance masala once the bottle gourd/ doodhi is cooked. I have not added water as I did not want gravy.
If you want gravy you can add water to the masala accordingly with little salt.
Once the masala is cooked you can garnish with roasted sesame seeds and fresh coriander and serve hot with Rotis / steamed rice .