Al yakhni / lauki yakhni is a very light and aromatic dish. A must try for the lauki lovers……traditionally it is served with white boiled rice……
Lauki 500 gm cut in 2 inch batons
Curd 1 ½ cup
Shahjeera ½ tsp
Black cardamom 2
Cinnamon 1 inch
Fennel powder 1 tbsp
Ginger powder ½ tbsp
Asafetida a pinch
Mustard oil 4 tbsp
Salt as per taste
In a bowl add curd, fennel powder and ginger powder whisk well.
Bring mustard oil to a smoking point then remove from fire.
Cool a little and add the lauki batons fry light golden.
With a slotted spoon remove the batons and in the same oil splutter the shahi zeera, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
Remove from the heat and add the whisked curd.
Put back on gas and bring to a boil stirring continuously.
Reduce heat to medium and add a cup of boiling water and salt, mix well.
Add the fried lauki pieces simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve with steamed white rice.