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18 June, 2016

Lauki ki Sabji : Bihari way

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Lauki – known as bottle gourd in english. Though its considered very healthy, people are nt very fond of this. I am one of those rare species.. 😉 who loves lauki to the core.  This recipe is one of the simplest and healthiest way ; you can cook lauki. This will com eto your rescue when you are watching your weight and still need some tasty veggie on your plate. I mostly cook this when I am running out of time and still want to  eat something home-cooked.You will need:  A medium size lauki say 750 gms, 1 large onion, 1 tspn fenugreek seeds, 2 dry red chilli, 2 tspn of turmeric powder, 1.5 tbspn of oil and Salt to taste.


Peel off the skin of lauki. Chop lauki in smaller pieces. Keep aside. Peel and wash and slice the onion lengthwise.
Now, heat pressure cooker. Once heated,add oil to it. Break dry red chillies in two pieces and add it to the heated oil along with fenugreek seeds. Add chopped onion to it after few seconds. Once onion turned softer, Add chopped lauki pieces to the cooker.Saute it for 2-3 minutes. Add turmeric powder and Salt to it. Again saute for 2 minutes. Now add 2-3 tbspoon of water. Now pressure cook it till two whistles. Let the cooker cools off . Uncover the lid and saute for another 3-4 minutes depending upon the level of water you want to keep in the lauki.  Do this on high flame and keep stirring. Don’t leave unattended. I like it the way it looks in pic- enough water to make lauki moist.
Best served with hot ghee smeared phulkas. I also like it with rice and plain kadhi.

Tip of the Day: Pick a fresh bottle-gourd with softer seeds in it or none at all. This will  make the lauki disappear in you mouth (read melt like butter..:) ) Also you can add few round slices of radish before adding chopped lauki. My mother does that,I don’t as I kind of hate radish except their parathas. Please don’t replace fenugreek seeds with jeera’it will ruin the taste. You can replace dry red chillies with fresh green ones.


3 thoughts on : Lauki ki Sabji : Bihari way

  • January 1, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Good to see your new blog site. I’m going to try this recipe today.

  • January 1, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Tried it. It came out good. Didn’t care much for the mooli. You are right about methi seeds. Can’t be replaced with anything else. Thank you once again!

    • January 22, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      🙂 that brought a smile on my face.Thank you Abhishek for letting me know. I have made it today for lunch.. and going to eatthe leftover with curd like a raita.. you could try that too..

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