Lau Chingri (bengali style - prawn+bottle gourd)

Ingredients:

500 gm Lau (bottle gourd)
1 cup shrimps
4 large green chillis, slit
1 tbsp Cumin seed
1 Bay leaf
1 red chilly
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Chili powder
Salt and Sugar as per taste
Garnish with chopped Coriander

Method: -
Peel and cut the pumpkin in very thin strips (Bengali style).
Shell, Devein, Clean the shrimps. Sprinkle salt and turmeric and mix. Saute the prawns and keep it aside.
In a pan add oil and heat it for sometime, then add the cumin seed, red chilly & bayleaf, when they turn brown, add the gourd, green chili, turmeric powder, salt and sugar. After frying for about 5 min till the gourd soften, add the shrimps.
Cover the pan and let it cook under a low flame turning it once in a while. Once the gourd is well done, sprinkle a little maida and garnish with coriander and let it be on the flame for about 2 mins, stirring it all the while. Serve.

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