Lau is the Bengali name of Bottle Gourd and usually we eat as a vegetable . In this recipe Bottle Gourd make some change of regular chicken curry taste by its flavor .
500 g. chicken boneless or with bone 500 g. bottle gourd 50 g. onion shredded 01 tbsp. garlic paste 01 tbsp. ginger paste 01 tbsp. turmeric powder 01 tsp cumin powder/ PASTE pinch of cumin seed 02 pcs bay leaf 02 pcs dry red chili 01 tsp chili paste/powder 01 inch cinnamon stick 02-03 pcs cardamom 3-4 pcs cloves 5-6 pcs black pepper corn 1/2 tsp mixed hot spices powder Salt as per taste Oil for cooking
For Marinate the chicken
1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp ginger paste 01 tsp garlic paste 1/2 tsp red chili powder
## Cut the bottle gourd by dice size . Cut the chicken with medium size then chicken keep in a side.
## Marinate the chicken with salt, turmeric powder, chili powder, ginger paste, garlic paste then keep it rest for 30 minuets . After marinate shallow fry the chicken and keep in a side .
## Make the pan medium high heat then roast the cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, black pepper corn, dry red chili, bay leaf and cumin seed put oil after 01 minuet . When oil will be heat then add onion shredded and stir well, after onion become brown add garlic paste, ginger paste, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, and continue stir until oil will come out from gravy .
## Add chicken and bottle gourd on the gravy and mixed well . After 3-5 minuet add 1/2 cup hot water and keep it on medium heat for about 08-10 minuet or until bottle gourd and chicken become cooked . Adjust with salt and sprinkle the mixed hot species powder before finished cooking . After finish cooking enjoy with steam rice, yellow fried rice or roti .