Lau diye Shol Mach curry (Bottle gourd-Shol fish curry)

    Bottle gourd with shol fish is a simple everyday dish that is served with plain rice. It is not very spicy, and the bottle gourd pieces bring in a subtle sweetness to the dish.


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    • 1 small bottle gourd, 500 g, peeled and cut into medium slices
    • 1 cup of chopped shol fish, washed with salt and water
    • 1 teaspoon of ginger paste
    • 1 tablespoon of onion paste
    • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon of red chili powder
    • 1/2 cup of chopped coriander leaves
    • 4-5 green chilies
    • salt as needed


    1. Wash the lau slices and drain the water out.
    2. Heat a pan with oil. Add the ginger and onion pastes, coriander, turmeric and red chili powders. Mix in salt. Cook until the water released dries up a bit and the oil simmers on top.
    3. Add the washed fish pieces. Pour in 1/2 cup of water. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
    4. Pick out the fishes with a spoon and transfer to a bowl.
    5. Now add the lau slices to the pan. Stir and cook for 10 minutes.
    6. Add the fish pieces and cook with lid on at low flame for 10-15 minutes. This will help the fish and lau pieces to cook.
    7. Sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves, green chilies and salt. Stir and cook on low heat with lid on for another 5 minutes.
    8. Serve.

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