Shahi Lauki Korma

Shahi Lauki Korma

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 35

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • Bottle gourd - 250 gms

  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion - 1 medium (chopped)

  • Ginger garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tomato - 1 (chopped)

  • Green Chilies - 2 or Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala 1 teaspoon

  • ghee - 1 tablespoon

  • Salt 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnishing. 1 teaspoon

  • Cashewnuts paste 1 tablespoon

  • Almonds 12

  • Foxnuts 1/4cup

  • Kishmish 1/2 tablespoon

  • Hing 1 pinch

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom 2

  • Milk 1/2 cup

  • Cream 1 tablespoon

  • Cashewnuts 4

Directions

  • 01

    Wash and peel the skin of the bottle gourd. Cut into small cubes. Keep aside.

  • 02

    Add ghee in a pan and saute almonds, foxnuts, cashewnuts and kishmish on low flame. When dry fruits become golden then drain on kitchen towel. Keep it aside.

  • 03

    Now add cumin seeds in same ghee and let it splutter. Add hing, bay leaves and green cardamom also. Saute for few seconds.

  • 04

    Add the chopped onions and saute till transparent. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.

  • 05

    Next add the chopped tomato and saute till tomatoes become mushy.

  • 06

    Add the bottle gourd pieces with all spices. Stir nicely.

  • 07

    Add milk and half of cream . Cover and cook till the bottle gourd is soft

  • 08

    In the meantime add cashewnuts paste for enhanced flavour. Add along half of the roasted dry fruits except cashewnuts .Mix nicely.

  • 09

    Reduce the flame and let the korma Simmer for another 2-3 minutes and switch off the flame.

  • 10

    Garnish with coriander leaves, cashew nuts and rest of the dry fruits . Serve hot with naan, rice or chapati.

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