Lauki Mangodi ki sabzi -Bottle gourd cooked with dried lentil nuggets /Vadi – a specialty from Uttar Pradesh
Bottle gourd /lauki/Doodhi / Ghiya is a summer special vegetable and made regularly at most of the houses specially in Uttar Pradesh. Lauki is mild in taste and easy to digest and it helps to cure flatulence and acidity. It is diuretic in nature and help maintain water level of the body.Very good for heart health and extremely effective in jaundice. Bottle gourd juice helps to control blood pressure and helps reducing body weight.
Bottle gourd have numerous health benefits but as it is mild and blend in taste so kids often avoid eating this healthy vegetable. This lauki mangodi ki sabzi is a simple and delicious summer preparation and quite popular in western U.P. Moong daal ki vadi is used to make this but if you don’t have moong daal mangodi then you can also use crushed urad daal vadis to make this lauki mangodi ki sabzi.
There are so many recipes to make bottle gourd to suit your taste.I have also posted many recipes in my blog you can try from-
- Lauki Tamatar ki sabzi
- Lauki Moong Daal sabzi
- Lauki Kofta Ki Sabzi
- Kashmiri Doodhi Yakhni
- Lauki Ki Kheer
- Lauki Ka Pakoda
- Lauki Ka Halwa