Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry) | How to make Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry)

By Antara Navin  |  17th Jul 2016  |  
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Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry)by Antara Navin
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About Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry)

In bengali, lau means bottlegourd, bori means lentil dumplings and torkori means a dry curry. Bengalis are known for their non- veg delicacies and sweet preparations. It would be surprising to know that even bengali vegetarian dishes are highly popular like lau bori torkori. The dry curry is tempered in whole spices like bay leaf,cinnamon and cumin seeds and flavored by ginger, cumin powder and red chilly powder. The boris or lentil dumplings are fried and crushed and then added to the curry which gives crunchiness to the dish. It is a pure satvik dish with no onions or garlic. This is an heirloom recipe of lau torkori coming from my mom and grandma.

The delicious and mouthwatering Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry) is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry) is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry). Antara Navin shared Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry) recipe which can serve 2 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry). Try this delicious Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry) recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Antara Navin of Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry) by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry) can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry) with other users

Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry)

Ingredients to make Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry)

  • 1 cup thinly sliced and chopped bottle gourd
  • 2 tbsp bori or vadi or lentil dumplings
  • 1 small tomato roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp mustard oil or any cooking oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp roasted ground cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilly powder(adjust as per your taste)
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

How to make Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry)

  1. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is heated, fry the boris on low medium till it turns light golden. Take it out on a plate and keep it aside.
  2. In the same pan, add the bay leaf, the cinnamon stick and the cumin seeds. Saute on low heat.
  3. When the cumin seeds stop to crackle, add the chopped tomatoes, grated ginger and the chopped green chillies. Add the turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder and salt as per taste. Add the chopped bottlegourd. Stir and mix. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until the tomatoes become soft and mushy and the bottlegourd is cooked. Turn off the heat.
  4. Crush the fried boris and sprinkle on the bottlegourd curry. Garnish the bottlegourd curry with chopped coriander. Serve it hot as a side dish with rice or any flat bread.

Reviews for Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry) (1)

Shalini Dubeya year ago

my dear antara, fabulous heirloom recipe it seems, I must thank you for sharing this treasure :)
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