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Lauki bears a neutral flavour on the palate and is easy to cook with. With an exciting play of desi masalas and other condiments, it can be transformed into many spectacular dishes. But you can also whip bottle gourd up into a dessert. Lauki is also great for the stomach and light on digestion. It aids in treating conditions like diarrhoea, constipation and insomnia. Apart from this, lauki also helps in taming high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy heart, facilitating weight loss and managing diabetes better. Its anti-inflammatory properties help in curing liver and kidney inflammation. A little bit of creativity can result in some lip-smacking preparation. Here's how you can prepare the bottle gourd fudge, a recipe from dietitian Dhrishti Bijlani, founder Flab-you- less. Also, try these recipes to give bottle gourd a delicious twist.
Method of Preparation:
Take a pan and heat some ghee, add grated lauki to it and saut for 2-3 mins till soft. Add jaggery and mix well. Add paneer and saute all the ingredients on low flame till all the ingredients are well combined for about 3-4 minutes. Add cardamom powder and mix well. Transfer the lauki mixture to a tray, garnish with chopped almonds and let it cool. Cut into squares and enjoy.
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