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Bottlegourd Pulao/Biryani...

Zeenath Amaanullah
10 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Bottlegourd Pulao/Biryani... RECIPE

This is my unique idea of biryani or pulao. Whatever the name, this is simply divine. A real comfort food by all means. Bottlegourd (which is considered bland and plain) can never taste better than this. And with a stunning makeover by me, it will leave you all astonished with it's aromatic and subtle flavours. Happy Meal!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Fusion
  • Pan fry
  • Simmering
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Leftover rice 4 cups
  2. Bottlegourd chunks 3 cups
  3. Green chillies 3
  4. Red chilli powder 1 tbsp
  5. Black mustard seeds 1 tsp
  6. Bay leaves 2
  7. Cinnamon sticks 2
  8. Curry leaves 7-8
  9. Tomatoes chopped 2
  10. Onions sliced 2
  11. Ghee 2-3 tbsp
  12. Asafoetida 1/8 tsp
  13. Garam masala 1/2 tsp
  14. Yoghurt 200 gm
  15. Biryani masala 1 tbsp
  16. Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp


  1. Heat ghee in a cooking pot. Add asafoetida, bay leaves and curry leaves along with mustard seeds.
  2. As soon as they crackle, saute onions with ginger garlic paste until light brownish in colour. Add slit green chillies and red chilli powder now.
  3. Next add tomatoes and cook until mushy and tender before finally adding the bottlegourd chunks.
  4. Let them cook for 10 minutes on a low heat with a lid on. Do not add water.
  5. After 10 minutes, add beaten curd along with biryani masala.
  6. Let it simmer on a low heat for about 6-7 minutes.
  7. After done, add rice to the pot and fluff it up very gently. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with raita of your choice.

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Ruchika Mehta
Ruchika Mehta   Sep-10-2018


Yasmeen Ahmed
Yasmeen Ahmed   Sep-08-2018

SPLENDID! That's seriously a very cool idea :heart::heart::heart:

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