Al Yakhni is a Kashmiri delicacy which is made using bottle gourd and a yogurt based gravy. It is mostly served with Steamed Rice.

Al Yakhni

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 95 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Al Yakhni is a Kashmiri delicacy which is made using bottle gourd and a yogurt based gravy. It is mostly served with Steamed Rice.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Mustard oil Plus for frying
  • 500 g Bottle gourd Peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1-2 Black Cardamom
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp Cumin seed
  • 1 cup Fresh curd Whisked with 1 tsp Maida
  • 2 tsp Fennel powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp Shahi Zeera
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat mustard oil for frying in a pan.
  2. Once the oil is hot, fry the bottle gourd until golden brown from all the sides.
  3. Drain on a plate lined with kitchen tissue.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in another pan.
  5. Once the oil is hot, add cloves, black cardamom and cinnamon stick and let them crackle for a few seconds.
  6. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds.
  7. Add curd along with a cup of water and bring it to a boil.
  8. Add fennel powder, ginger powder, crushed shahi zeera and salt to taste.
  9. Bring the curry to a boil.
  10. Add the fried bottle gourd.
  11. Cover the pan and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  12. Add more water if required.
  13. Serve hot with steamed rice.
Nutrition Facts
Al Yakhni
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.