Saunfia Lauki is a very wholesome dish that I had learnt from my mother some years back. As a child, I hated eating lauki or bottle gourd. I never used to eat Saunfia Lauki even if my mother convinced me to eat it. But now that I am a mother myself, I realize how important lauki is for our health. Thankfully, my kid doesn’t throw any tantrums while eating lauki. So, just to make him eat more lauki, I end up preparing Saunfia Lauki often for lunch or dinner. I have used few spices for making this sabzi as I did not want the flavor of lauki to subside. Saunf, onion, milk, white pepper powder are used in this recipe so that the flavor of lauki gets more enhanced and it rightfully does, ladies!
Lauki as per Ayurveda is good for digestion. It also contains vitamin A, C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous et al. Lauki even helps our body during diarrhoea and assists in reducing liver inflammation. As Lauki contains fiber, it even combats constipation. Having said that, I recommend that you should surely eat lauki often. You may relish Saunfia Lauki as a sabzi or make Lauki Ka Halwa for dessert, as far as you eat lauki, you are going to reap its benefits.
Have a look at the recipe of Saunfia Lauki and nourish your family by making more recipes crafted from lauki!
- Ghee - 1 tbsp
- Heeng - ¼ tsp
- Fennel seeds / Saunf powder - 2 tsp
- Onion - ½ cup ( Thinly sliced )
- Lauki - 300 g ( peeled and cut into small pieces )
- Milk - ½ cup
- Salt to tate
- White pepper powder - ½ tsp
- Fresh coriander
- Heat ghee in a pan.
- Once the ghee is hot, add heeng and saunf powder and fry them for a few seconds.
- Add onion and fry until slightly browned.
- Add lauki and fry for a minute.
- Add milk and salt and cover and cook the lauki on low heat until done.
- Add white pepper powder and mix well.
- Garnish with fresh coriander.
- Serve hot with phulke.