Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bottle Gourd Chicken\Lau Chicken

In this recipe, I have used the young bottle gourd, as my experimental ingredient with chicken. Since the Lau\Bottle Gourd was very tender, so I used all the parts (skin, flesh & seeds) of the vegetable. Cut the bottle gourd into four parts & take out the seeds. Make paste\thick juice in a blender or juicer. Dry fry the seeds & keep aside.

Hope to get some feedback if you like the recipe :)


500gm chicken, medium pieces
1 medium, young Bottle Gourd\Lau
1 small onion, sliced
2 large potatoes, each cut into 4 pieces
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 tbsp cooking oil
1 green chilly, halved
1/4 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt & sugar 


1. Heat oil, add chopped garlic, chopped onions & saute until the onion becomes soft. Add potato pieces & gourd seeds. Saute for 4-5mins.

2. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilly, sugar & salt. Simmer on low flame.

3. Add the chicken pieces. Saute in medium flame for 2-3mins. Add the Lau\Bottle Gourd paste & mix everything properly. After 5mins, add water. Cook on medium fire until chicken is soft & desired amount of gravy is there.

4. Serve with rice, pulao or roti.

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