Lauki Sabji | Bottle Gourd Curry

Bottle Gourd is a nutritious vegetable packed with minerals and vitamins. Whenever you need to detox your body after too much outside food or would love to go for a simple light meal then Lauki Sabji i.e. Bottle Gourd Curry is the solution for you. The recipe for this curry calls for the regular ingredients available in your kitchen. Sometimes I add a small potato while preparing it and that’s totally optional.

I usually enjoy it with multigrain phulkas or regular phulkas and a glass of buttermilk.

Also try: Jeera Aloo, Punjabi Kadhi, Rajma Masala or Mix Vegetable.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 30 mins.

Servings: 2


  1. Bottle Gourd (Lauki) – 1 medium (peeled and cut into cubes)
  2. Potato – 1 small (peeled and cut into cubes) (optional)
  3. Tomato – 1 large or 2 medium (roughly chopped)
  4. Green Chilli – 1-2 (roughly chopped)
  5. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  6. Asafoetida – a large pinch
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1/3 tsp
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp (optional)
  10. Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp
  11. Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 2 tbsp (you can use oil as well)
  12. Water – 1/4 cup
  13. Coriander Leaves for garnishing
  14. Salt to sate.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Lauki Sabji:

  1. Take a blending jar. Add tomatoes and green chillies. Blend to a smooth paste. Keep aside
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add asafoetida and cumin seeds. Let it splutter
  3. Add tomato-green chilli paste, coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder (optional). Mix and cook till ghee starts to separate
  4. Add bottle gourd, potatoes (optional), salt and water. Mix and close the lid
  5. Let the first whistle blow on a high flame then turn the flame to low and cook for another 2-3 whistles. Turn off the flame
  6. Do not release the pressure. Once it settles down open the lid. Mash it a little with a spoon to get that mushy look
  7. Add garam masala powder and coriander leaves. Mix and your Lauki Sabji is ready, serve hot!!!

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