Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(bottlegourd Curry)
In bengali, lau means bottlegourd, bori means lentil dumplings and torkori means a dry curry. Bengalis are known for their non- veg delicacies and sweet preparations. It would be surprising to know that even bengali vegetarian dishes are highly popular like "lau bori torkori". The dry curry is tempered in whole spices like bay leaf, cinnamon and cumin seeds and flavored by ginger, cumin powder and red chilli powder. The boris or lentil dumplings are fried and crushed and then added to the curry which gives crunchiness to the dish. It is a pure satvik dish with no onions or garlic. This is an heirloom recipe of lau torkori coming from my mom and grandma.