Lauki Ki Sabzi / Bottle Gourd Recipe

Why Is Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Such a Popular Summer Food in India?

Here’s why lauki/bottle gourd is regarded as a must-have summer dish:

  • Contains Essential Nutrients – Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Vitamin E are all found in this one vegetable. Manganese, potassium, and iron are among the other minerals found in it. All of these factors combine to make lauki a nutritious diet that protects against both common infections and serious diseases.
  • Boosts Weight Loss Efforts – Bottle gourd is more than 90% water, with nearly minimal calories and no saturated fats. As a result, it’s regarded as a light-weight food, and its high fibre content improves digestion while also assisting in the burning of excess calories.
  • Defends Against Summer Heat – Lauki, which is high in electrolytes, replenishes the energy lost via sweating. Lauki juice is a superfood.


      • 1 standard size lauki/lau
      • 2 small potatoes
      • 1 small tomato
      • 1 or 2 green chillies(as per ur taste)
      •  Approx.1 inch piece of ginger 
      • 1 bay leaf
      • 1 dry red chilli
      • 1tsp cumin seeds(gota jeera)
      • 1 tsp salt(as per your taste)
      • 1 and 1/2 tsp corriander powder
      • 1 tsp cumin powder
      • 1 tsp red chilli powder(as per your taste)
      • 1tsp turmeric powder
      • 1 tsp sugar
      • 1tsp garam masala

        • 1tsp desi ghee
        • few corriander leaves 


        • Cut potatoes into small cubes
        • Cut lauki/lau into cubes slightly bigger than potatoes because potatoes take lttle more time to cook than lauki
        • cut tomato into small cubes
        • Heat mustard oil in a kadhai
        • Once the oil is hot,simmer it and put 1 bay leaf,1 dry red chilli and few cumin seeds
        • Wait till the cumin seeds crackle,then put potatoes and lauki and add little about 1/4 tsp of salt
        • Fry it on high flame till it turns into slight golden brown not black
        • Put the diced tomato into kadhai
        • Fry for another 1 to 2 mins
        • Then put grated ginger,rest of the salt and sugar and all the above mentioned spices along with a cup of water 
        • Cover it and put the flame in medum till the potatoes and lauki gets cooked and oil separates
        • Once oil separates take out the lid and fry it for another 2 mins
        • Sabzi/Tarkari is ready to serve
        • Garnish it with a tsp of ghee and few corriander leaves


        •  2 people
        • Serve it with chapati or hot steamed rice

Nutritional Value: 

        • It is extremely popular for weight loss.
        • Lauki is extremely popular for reducing high blood pressure and keeping our heart healthy 
        • It contains many vitamins and minerals, such as, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, Vitamin A, C and folate.
        • It is cooling, calming, diuretic and anti-bilious.
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