Lau Bori - Bottle Gourd with Lentil Dumplings | How to make Lau Bori - Bottle Gourd with Lentil Dumplings

By Rhea Mitra-Dalal  |  4th May 2016  |  
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Lau Bori - Bottle Gourd with Lentil Dumplingsby Rhea Mitra-Dalal
  • Prep Time

    15

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  • Cook Time

    30

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  • Serves

    2

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123

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About Lau Bori - Bottle Gourd with Lentil Dumplings Recipe

A vegetarian recipe from Bengal using bottle gourd and lentil dumplings.

Lau Bori - Bottle Gourd with Lentil Dumplings

Ingredients to make Lau Bori - Bottle Gourd with Lentil Dumplings

  • 1 small bottle gourd, peeled
  • 1 potato
  • 1/2 tsp Grated ginger
  • 1 tej patta or Indian bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp kalonji or Nigella seeds
  • 1 green chilli, minced
  • 1 tbsp Posto bori or plain bori
  • mustard oil
  • turmeric
  • salt

How to make Lau Bori - Bottle Gourd with Lentil Dumplings

  1. Peel and cut the bottle gourd and potato into thick match sticks.
  2. Heat the oil in a kadai and fry the bori and keep aside once done.
  3. Now add the kalonji, chillies, tej patta, and ginger into the hot oil and fry for a minute.
  4. Add the bottle gourd and potato and fry on high heat stirring well. After a minute cover and let the veggies cook.
  5. Add salt and turmeric once the vegetables are half cooked and cover the kadai again and cook on a low flame. Don't add any water.
  6. Add the fried boris and cook till the bottle gourd and potatoes are completely cooked through.
  7. Serve with soft, hot rotis.

My Tip:

Cook this in mustard oil for that authentic Bengali flavour.

Reviews for Lau Bori - Bottle Gourd with Lentil Dumplings (5)

harshitha k2 years ago

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Rewa Chadha2 years ago

unlike Nidhi I am also curious to know as to WHAT IS POSTO BORI ? Is it KHUSKHUS ?
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pratibha rao2 years ago

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nidhi sharma2 years ago

what is posto bori ?
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Akarshita prasad2 years ago

such a nutritious recipe..would make it for my mom..i am sure she would love it.
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