Bottle gourd/ Long Melon

According to ayurveda, bottle gourd is not only rich in essential minerals, iron, protein and trace elements; it is also rich in fibre.This vegetable is excellent for balancing liver function for most people. It is often recommended by ayurvedic physicians when the liver is inflamed and cannot efficiently process food for maximum nutrition and assimilation.

Benefits:

It is good for people who are suffering from excessive aggravation of Pitta Dosha. It is easily digestible and improves appetite. It is very good for stomatitis or mouth ulcers, hyperacidity and GRED. It is also good for Diarrhoea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Indigestion. It is highly recommended for post-surgical patients.This recipe is Vata Pitta Shamak(pacifying) and easy to digest.

Recipe :

  1. Heat pan and add ghee

  2. Add cumin seeds, carom seeds, pinch of asafoetida

  3. Add onions and green chillies and sauté till it becomes brown

  4. Add tomatoes and cover the lid till they soften

  5. Add spices and stew for some time

  6. Add cut long melon (Lauki)

  7. Cook on a medium flame till become tender and soft

  8. Finish with lots of coriander

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