Delicious Lauka Ko Tarkari – A Traditional Nepali Dish

15 minutes
3-4 servings

Lauka ko tarkari is a traditional Nepali dish that has been enjoyed by Nepalis for generations. Made with bottle gourd, potatoes and other spices, this delicious dish is easy to prepare and makes a great side dish or main course. Whether you’re looking for something hearty and flavorful to serve your family or an authentic way to experience the tastes of Nepal, lauka ko tarkari is sure to delight. Read on to find out how to make this Nepalese classic in just 15 minutes!
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- 1 lauka (mature bottle gourd) - 2 potatoes - 1 cup curd - 1 teaspoon cumin powder - 1 teaspoon coriander powder - 1 teaspoon red chili powder - 1 teaspoon salt - ½ teaspoon turmeric powder - 3 bay leaves - 1 onion - 1 tablespoon tomato puree - 2 teaspoons oil - ½ teaspoon fenugreek seed - ½ teaspoon thyme seed


1. Wash and cut the lauka and potatoes into desired shapes. 2. In a bowl, combine the vegetables with curd, salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powderturmeric powder and bay leaves. 3. Mix everything together and let it marinate for the whole night. 4. In the morning, heat up a pan and add oil and fenugreek seed and thyme seed. When they turn golden brown, add in the marinated mixture and cover it with a lid. 5. Cook the mixture on low flame for about 15 minutes (or one whistle in pressure cooker). The lauka is done when thick gravy forms and smells good. 6. Serve hot with rice or roti! 7. Enjoy!
Lauka ko tarkari is a delicious dish that will bring out the flavors of Nepal right to you. Made with simple ingredients like lauka, potatoes, curd and spices, this dish is easy to make and can be served as a side or main course. So the next time you want to try something new from Nepal, give this classic Nepali dish a try!


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