Kashmeeri Bottlegourd (Lauki) curry

Ingredients (for 3-4 servings)

1 medium size lauki (peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)

1 cup Yogurt whisked

Salt to taste        

1 tbls Gram flour (Besan)

1 tsp Fennel seed (saunf) powder

1 tsp Red chilli powder

2 tbls Oil

1/2 tsp Asafoetida

1 tsp Cumin seeds

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp Garam masala powder

 

Method (How to make bottlegourd curry)
Combine yogurt, turmeric, salt, gram flour, fennel powder and red chilli powder in a bowl. Whisk well and add two cups of water. Mix well. 
Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add asafoetida and cumin seeds and when the seeds change colour, add
lauki and saute for four to five minutes.
Add yogurt mixture and mix well, cover and cook for eight to ten minutes
in medium heat.

Add garam masala, powder and mix well. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve hot with roti or rice.