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Kaddu or Lauki Stew (Bottle gourd Stew)

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Kaddu or Lauki Stew (Bottle gourd Stew) is a very tasty and delicious dish of Bihar. In India summer can be very hot and you wish to have something light and easy to digest in such weather. Kaddu or Lauki Stew (Bottle gourd Stew) is a perfect choice in such season. Although it is more widely available during summer, you can have it in other seasons as well because Kaddu or Lauki is available now almost throughout the year. It is best had with rice, roti or Paratha also.

Ingredients:

Kaddu 1 small pc peeled off and cut into small pcs, Potato 2-3 Pcs peeled off and cut into small pcs, Onion 2 chopped, garlic 5 pcs, ginger 1 small pc chopped, red chili 2 pcs, small cardamom 1 pc, large cardamom 1 pc, clove 4-5 pcs, cinnamon 1 small pc, black pepper 5-6 pcs, turmeric powder 1 tea spoon, Oil 2 table spoon, salt to taste.

Procedure:

Mix all the above ingredients in a pressure cooker and put on stove, add a cup of water and close the lid of pressure cooker. After 2 whistles, shut close the stove and allow the cooker to cool down. Thereafter remove the lid, add 1 tea spoon pure ghee and garnish with green coriander leaves.

The delicious Bihari dish, Kaddu or Lauki Stew (Bottle gourd Stew) is now ready to serve and can be had with rice, roti or Paratha.

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