Lauki Sabji

Lauki!!! It’s a healthy yet delicious one. I know not everyone is a fan of it but I request you to try this recipe as I am sure you’re going to enjoy it. 

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

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

Servings: 2-3


  1. Bottle Gourd (Lauki) – 1 medium size (peeled and cut into cubes)
  2. Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)
  3. Tomato – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  4. Green Chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
  5. Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  6. Red Chilli powder – 1/3 tsp
  7. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder – 1/3 tsp
  9. Garam Masala powder – 1/3 tsp
  10. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  11. Asafoetida – 1/6 tsp
  12. Oil – 2 tbsp (you can use ghee as well)
  13. Water – 1/4 cup
  14. Salt to sate

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Lauki Sabji:

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker
  2. Add asafoetida and cumin seeds. Let it splutter
  3. Add onions and greed chillies. Saute till golden brown
  4. Add tomatoes and spices – red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam malasa powder
  5. Mix well and cook till oil starts to separate
  6. Add bottle gourd. Mix well
  7. Add salt and water. Mix well
  8. Close the lid and let first whistle blow on high flame
  9. Turn the flame to low and let 2 more whistle blow. Turn off the flame
  10. Do not release the pressure. Let it settle down on its own
  11. Open the lid. Crush the bottle gourd a little
  12. Add coriander leaves. Mix well
  13. Your Lauki Sabji is ready
  14. Serve hot with phulkas.

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