Tuesday, 30 April 2019


Lauki ki sabzi is a very light side dish that can be served with dal and chapati. In summers you feel like having something light to eat. Lauki is freshly available in this season , it is easy to prepare as it will be ready in 10-15 minutes and its taste is also very good.  


1/2 kg lauki/bottle gourd/ghiya
1 onion chopped
1 big or 2 medium sized tomatoes finely chopped or puree
3-4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1/2" ginger finely chpped
1-2 green chilies finely chopped
2 tbsp pure ghee/clarified butter
a pinch of asafoetida powder/ hing
1 tsp jeera/ cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander seed powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp degi mirch
salt to taste 1/2 to 1 tsp
chopped coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. Peel the lauki with the help of a peeler then wash it well.
  2. Now chop it into small pieces, if there are any hard seeds then discard that part.
  3. Heat one tbsp ghee in a cooker and add asafoetida powder then crackle cumin seeds and add chopped lauki to it , stir it for a while then add 2 tbs water and close the lid. Switch off the gas after one or two whistles. If lauki is very tender it will be done in one whistle otherwise you may need to give one or two more whistles.Keep it aside.
  4. In another pan take rest of the ghee and add chopped ginger, garlic, green chilies , cook them for a while then add chopped onions and cook till they are light brown in color then add tomatoes and cook till the masala leaves the sides of the pan.
  5. Now add all the spices and salt and cook for a minute or two.
  6. Add the prepared masala to the boiled lauki , mix well and cook till you reach the desired consistency.
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.


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