Lau Chingri (Prawn Bottlegourd)


500 gms Bottle gourd (Lau)(Chopped).
200 gms Prawns ( Small).
1 Large Onion ( finely chopped).
1 Teaspoon grated Ginger.
2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder.
3 Slitted green chillis.
1 Teaspoon kalajeera (kalaunji).
2 Bay leaves.
1 teaspoon Salt.
Coriander leaves.

  1. Peel and wash the prawns , keep it in a bowl and mix Turmeric powder and salt. Heat oil in a pan and fry the prawns in it until it becomes golden yellow in colour and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan and add two bay leaves and a teaspoon of kalaunji . Add 3 slitted green chillis, chopped onion and grated ginger and fry until the onion becomes golden brown. Now add a teaspoon turmeric powder, salt and little water and fry for another minute. Add chopped bottle gourd and stir it .Cover the lid and cook for 10 to 15 minutes on medium flame stirring at regular interval
  3. When the bottle gourd is cooked(excess water should get evaporated) add fried prawns and sugar and again cook for 5 minutes. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix uniformly .Cover the lid and keep for few minutes on low flame. Put it in a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with plain rice.