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Lau Muger Ghonto

Lau Muger Ghonto

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 25

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Whole Bottle Gourd 1 nos

  • Yellow Moong Dal,roasted 1/2 cups

  • Bori or dried lentil dumplings 1/4 cups

  • Mustard Oil 1 tbsp

  • Bengali Five Spice or Panch Phoron 1/4 tsp

  • Whole Dried Red Chilies 2 nos

  • turmeric powder 1 tsp

  • cumin powder 1/2 tsp

  • Sugar(optional) 1 tsp

  • Salt or to taste 1/2 tsp

  • Whole Green Chilies 2 nos

  • Coriander Leaves Chopped 1/4 cups

  • Ghee 1 tsp

Directions

  • 01

    Heat oil in a pan, fry the dumplings and keep aside.

  • 02

    In the same oil, add paanch phoron and dried red chillies. Once it splutters, add the chopped bottle gourd and stir for 1-2 minutes.

  • 03

    Keep the flame low. Add roasted dal and dry spices along with salt and sugar.

  • 04

    Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes. The bottle gourd will release enough water. Add extra water only if required.

  • 05

    When the bottle gourd is partially cooked, add the dumplings and whole green chillies. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or till the bottle gourd is done.

  • 06

    Switch off the flame, add chopped coriander and ghee and mix.

  • 07

    Serve Lau Munger Ghonto with steamed rice.

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