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Khatti Meethi Lauki Sweet And Sour Bottle Gourd

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Khatti Meethi Lauki Sweet And Sour Bottle Gourd

Ingredients

  • 1 small bottle gourd/lauki/dudhi
  • 1 tablespoonghee or oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
  • a very generous pinch of hing/asafoetida
  • 2 fresh green chili pepper (sliced if you like the heat, and if you don’t leave them whole)
  • 1 small fresh tomato, pureed (or 3/4 tablespoons tomato paste + 1/4 cup water or 1/4 cup canned tomato puree)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon sugar (or to taste)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • a good squeeze of lime or lemon juice
  • coriander/cilantro leaves to garnish (optional)
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