Spong gourd – Luffa Vegetable

Hellllo all! How’s life? Hope everything is going well. I am here again with a new recipe. While surfing, I came across benefits of Luffa. It is a very low calorie veggie; so it can be used in weight loss diet. Also, it is used to treat diabetes, jaundice and skin diseases. It has good anti-inflammatory agent thus helping with cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer.

So you can definitely try this in your dinner/lunch!

Let’s get started….

  • Preparation time : 5 mins
  • Cooking time : 25-30 mins
  • Serves : 3 people

Ingredients –

  1. 250 gms/ 4 medium size round sliced Luffa
  2. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  4. 2 tsp chopped coriander
  5. 3 tbsp oil
  6. 1 pinch of turmeric powder
  7. 1 pinch of coriander seeds powder
  8. 12 garlic slice
  9. 4-5 green chilis
  10. 1 tbsp groundnuts
  11. 1 tbsp salt
  12. 3-4 tbsp chopped coriander 

Recipe –

  1. Heat the pan. Add 1 spoon of oil in it. Add sliced Luffa in pan. Cook this in pan until soften. If needed, add little water to cook.
  2. Heat pan. Add green chilies, 5-6 garlic and 1/4 th spoon of oil. Fry them till turns golden.
  3. Smash fried stuff from above step with 2 tbsp coriander.img_2872
  4. Add smoothen Luffa in smashed paste and smash and mix again.
  5. Heat remaining oil in pan. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, small pieced garlic, ground nuts and turmeric powder in oil. Fry this till turns golden. Now, add smashed Luffa.
  6. Add salt for taste and 1 pinch of coriander seeds powder.
  7. Mix well. Cook this for 5-7 mins. Garnish with coriander and serve with bread or paratha or roti.img_2888.jpg

Enjoy your food. Happy and healthy weekend!!! 🙂

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