Lau Bori (Bengali Bottlegord Curry with Vadi)

This is such a simple dish and can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. After trying all these Bengali recipes here is my high level summary: most of the vegetarian curries (that I tried) do not have onion or garlic and are tempered with spices like cinnamon stick and/ or bay leaf and seasoned with grated ginger Bengalis absolutely love their poppy seeds. Well this curry doesn’t include poppy seed action, but the other 2 points from my summary hold true. This is another recipe that I got from Sandeepa’s Bong cookbook and I followed the recipe to the T.

Lau Bori (Bengali Bottlegord Curry with Vadi)
This is such a simple dish and can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. After trying all these Bengali recipes here is my high level summary: most of the vegetarian curries (that I tried) do not have onion or garlic and are tempered with spices like cinnamon stick and/ or bay leaf and seasoned wit...

Lau Bori (Bengali Bottlegord Curry with Vadi)

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinebengali
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time15 minutesPT0H15M
  • Total Time45 minutesPT0H45M

Ingredients

Bottle gourd – medium, peeled and chopped into pieces
1 ¼”
Tomato – medium, finely chopped
2
Ginger – , grated
1 tsp
Green chilies
2-3
Ground Cumin
½ tsp
Red chili powder
½ tsp
Turmeric
¼ tsp
Moong dal vadi – fried until golden brown
½ cup
Salt
to taste
For tempering:
Bay leaves
2
Cinnamon stick – piece
1”
Cumin seeds
½ tsp

Steps

  1. Heat 1tbsp oil in a sauté pan; add the tempering ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter, add the tomatoes and cook covered until they turn mushy.
  2. Add chopped bottle gourd and turmeric and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Next add ground cumin, red chili powder and salt.
  4. Cover and cook, stirring once in a while, until the veggie is completely cooked and the curry is dry, takes about 15 minutes.
  5. Crumble the fried vadi on top and serve with steamed rice.
Lau Bori (Bengali Bottlegord Curry with Vadi)

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Lau Bori (Bengali Bottlegord Curry with Vadi)
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