This is a very simple (and ever so popular North Indian dish; also called Palak Paneer) which I love to make for a quick dinner. I used to refer to other recipes to make this (once upon a time!) but then I found my own simple way of making this and have stuck to it ever since. As I have mentioned before, for me the secret to cooking greens is always keeping it minimal i.e. very less spices or ingredients. Greens have a fantastic flavour of their own and the dish turns out well when this flavour predominates - at least that is my humble view on the subject!
Lauki or bottle gourd is something that I don't buy very often. But after having tried this recipe for couple of times it has become part of my weekly grocery shopping list. Easy to prep and takes less time to cook; so its a very handy ingredient. There is a very unique flavor when you add lauki and I enjoy it with both rotis and rice equally.
If you are new to couscous, it is time you tried it as it is by far one of the easiest things to cook! Take one volume of couscous in a deep bowl. Add one volume of boiling hot water seasoned with salt, pour it over the couscous, cover the bowl and leave it to rest for 5 minutes. That is all! When it is done fluff it gently with a fork and add a blob of butter if you like, for added flavor and to separate the grains better. It pairs up well with any gravy or can be used as an ingredient in salads. Very versatile. If you do not like the flavor of mushroom, you can try adding any other vegetable broth of your choice. Enjoy!
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