I know I know you might wonder how come I have made my new recipe post here. You know I am not able to make up my mind in blogspot purely because of the image size restrictions. The image gets cropped to a certain size itself unless I calculate it manually which I google’d and found on the web and change some html. I hate doing that every time. If there is any other way, I would love to know about it and welcome your suggestions. Having said that, have you ever had entire roasted lauki (doodhi) stuffed with yummy potato & spices? Here is an entirely new recipe for you to try and I promise that it tastes too good.
Whole roasted lauki with aloo stuffing
Recipe: (for 4 people)
1 medium size lauki
4 medium size aloo
1 medium onion
1 tsp of ginger garlic paste
Red chili powder as per taste
2 tsp dhania powder
1 tsp garam masala powder (optional)
1 tsp amchur powder
1 green chili finely chopped or per taste
Salt per taste
3 tsp oil
Peel the skin of lauki. Cut away the ends and then insert a knife. Go around and scoop out the center for stuffing and save it. Follow the same procedure on the other end also until the entire center is scooped so that the lauki looks hollow like a cylinder. Blanch the whole lauki in hot water for a few minutes until a little tender. Boil and mash aloo. In a pan add 2 tsp oil and add the onions, ginger garlic paste and saute. Add the scooped out lauki, sprinkle some water, cover it with a lid and let it cook. then add the aloo and spices and mix all well together. Let it cool and then stuff this filling inside the lauki. In a non-stick pan add the remaining oil and place this stuffed lauki, cover it with a lid making sure you turn it every side after crisping and when the skin turns golden brown. You can also bake it in the oven. Slice it and enjoy it with roti.
Stuffed lauki with aloo stuffing