INGREDIENTS: Bottle Gourd/Lao/Lauki (cut in small pieces)- 1 Moong Dal (yellow) - 1 cup Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp Whole dry red chili - 1 Bay Leaf - 2 Green Chili (slit) - 2 Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp Sugar - 1/4 tsp Salt to taste Oil - 2 tsp METHOD: Dry roast the moong dal till golden brown and keep aside. Take a pan heat oil and add jeera,halved whole red chili,bay leaf let it splutter.Now add Lao (Bottle Gourd/Lauki) , green chili,salt,sugar,turmeric powder,mix it well and cover it.Cook it on slow flame till the dal and lao cooked thoroughly.Don't add water and stir occasionally. Serve hot with steamed rice.
LAO GHONTO (Bottle Gourd with moong dal)