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Lau Ghonto

lau ghonto

Lau Ghonto by Ratna Prakash


  1. Gourd (Lauki)-300 gms, tender green gourd, peeled and grated.
  2. Potatoes-150 gms, diced fairly small
  3. Peas-1/2 cup,shelled
  4. Grated coconut-1/2 cup
  5. Ginger- 1 inch piece, finely chopped
  6. Green Chillies- to taste, slit (but dish should not be ‘hot’)
  7. Tej Patta-1
  8. Garam Masala-1 pinch
  9. Panch Phoran-1/2 Teaspoon
  10. Sugar-1 Teaspoon
  11. Salt – to taste
  12. Coriander Leaves-1 Tablespoon, chopped
  13. Oil-2 Tablespoons


Heat oil  in a karahi. Add the  panch phoran,  slit green chilies and tej patta. Once they crackle, add potatoes and peas. Sauté for  2 minutes, add salt and green gourd. Reduce heat. Stir the vegetables frequently, till all the water has evaporated and the potatoes are fully cooked. Now add 1 teaspoon sugar and the finely grated fresh coconut and a pinch of gram masala. Stir. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.


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