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Preparation time : - 15 minutes Serves : - 2
Ingredients : - 250 grams bottle gourd, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida, 1/4 teaspoon dry ginger powder, 1 red chilly,1/2 teaspoon saunf(aniseed) powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala( hot spice mix), 2 cloves,1 cup curd, 1 cup water, oil for deep frying and salt to taste.

Vegetable Recipe: Kashmiri gourd
HOW TO PREPARE : - Peel the bottle gourd and cut it into roundels. Ensure that they are dry. Beat the curd well. Take a frying pan and pour oil for deep frying and fry the gourd roundels till the turn brown. Take it out and put it on to some newspaper and ensure that all the extra oil is soaked up by the paper and keep it aside. Now take another pan and pour 1 tablespoon oil and bring it to heat. Ensure that the oil is very hot and then add the cumin seeds and cloves and let them crackle. Add the asafoetida and fry till the cumin seeds turn a golden brown. Now add the fried gourd roundels and the red chilly. Saute and put in the saunf powder (aniseed) and dry ginger powder. Pour some water and add salt to taste. Let it come to boil, simmer and cook for five minutes. Add the garam masala at the end so that the flavour remains and stir and serve.