Lauer Khosha Bhaja (Stir-Fried Bottlegourd Peels)
Lauer khosha bhaja. Stir-fried bottlegourd peels. A whill of kalonji. A throw of wicked green chillies. And loads of love. Divine !!
- 1.5 cups of peels from 2 bottlegourds
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp kalonji or nigella seeds
- 2 dry red chilies
- 2 green chilies slit
- 1/2 tbsp mustard oil
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- salt to taste
Julienne the bottlegourd peels.
Heat mustard oil in a pan. When smoking hot, throw in the kalonji and red chillies, allow to splutter.
Add the peels, sprinkle in the salt and turmeric powder, give it a hearty stir. Cook over a medium flame till the peels are tender. Splash a little water if it is getting a wee bit too dry.
Throw in the green chillies, add the sugar. Cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Adjust seasonings. Serve hot.