Lauki Ki Sabzi
Lauki Ki Sabzi
5 from 7 votes
Delight in the discovery of a deliciously healthy Indian dish! Crafted from humble roots, "lauki ki sabzi" spins an ordinary bottle gourd into an extraordinary culinary masterpiece. Find out more about its captivating journey and its surprisingly simple preparation in this article.
Lauki Ki Sabzi

Lauki ki sabzi, a traditional Indian dish, is a delectable way to enjoy bottle gourd, known as lauki in Hindi. This dish boasts a rich history in Indian cuisine, offering a burst of flavors with its blend of spices and vegetables.

Despite its exotic name, this recipe is surprisingly simple to prepare, making it an ideal choice for both beginner and experienced cooks alike.

In this recipe, tender bottle gourd is cooked in a fragrant blend of spices, including garlic paste, cumin seeds, and turmeric powder, lending it a delightful aroma and taste.

The addition of onions and tomatoes adds depth and richness to the dish, while green chilies provide a subtle kick of heat. Finished off with a sprinkle of fresh coriander, this dish is a true celebration of Indian flavors.

Expert Tip: Don’t rush the cooking process; allowing the spices to cook slowly enhances their flavors and yields a more delicious outcome.


Olive Oil: Adds richness and helps in sautéing the spices and vegetables.

Bottle Gourd (Lauki): The star ingredient, known for its mild flavor and tender texture.

Onions: Provide sweetness and depth of flavor to the dish when cooked down.

Tomatoes: Add tanginess and help create a rich gravy.

Garlic Paste: Infuses the dish with aromatic flavor.

Salt: Enhances the taste of the other ingredients.

Chilli Powder: Adds a hint of heat and vibrant color to the dish.

Turmeric Powder (Haldi): Adds a warm, earthy flavor and bright yellow color.

Cumin Seeds (Jeera): Provide a nutty, aromatic flavor to the dish.

Green Chillies: Add heat and a fresh, spicy flavor.

Coriander: Freshens up the dish with its bright, citrusy flavor.

Expert Tip: For added depth of flavor, you can roast the cumin seeds before adding them to the dish.

Serving Suggestions

  • Lauki ki sabzi pairs perfectly with homemade chapattis or steamed rice.
  • For a complete meal, serve it alongside dal (lentil curry) and a side of yogurt or raita.
  • Garnish with additional fresh coriander leaves for a pop of color and flavor.

Expert Tip: Ensure to chop the bottle gourd and other vegetables into uniform bite-sized pieces for even cooking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute bottle gourd with another vegetable?

Yes, you can substitute bottle gourd with zucchini or squash for a similar texture and taste.

Is this dish spicy?

The level of spiciness can be adjusted according to your preference by varying the amount of green chilies and chili powder used.

How long does it take to cook lauki ki sabzi?

The dish typically takes around 30 minutes to cook on medium heat, ensuring the bottle gourd is tender and well-incorporated with the spices.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the sabzi in advance and reheat it before serving. However, fresh is always best!

Is lauki ki sabzi suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

Yes, this dish is entirely vegetarian and vegan-friendly.

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Lauki Ki Sabzi

Lauki Ki Sabzi

by Nabeela Kauser
Delight in the discovery of a deliciously healthy Indian dish! Crafted from humble roots, "lauki ki sabzi" spins an ordinary bottle gourd into an extraordinary culinary masterpiece.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 159 kcal


  • 50 ml Olive Oil
  • 1 kg Bottle Gourd Lauki
  • 1 Onions
  • 1 Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 1 Green Chillies
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • Coriander


  • Add the oil into a pan and heat on medium heat until hot
  • Add the garlic paste and cumin seeds then sauté for 1 minute until fragrant
  • Add the finely diced onions and cook for 4-5 minutes until the onions are soft and slightly translucent
  • As the onions are cooking chop up the tomatoes then add them into the pan before cooking for a further 3-4 minutes
  • Add the salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and green chillies then cook the spices for 3-4 minutes – ensure that you stir every minute or so to prevent the spices from burning and sticking to the pan
  • Add the water to allow the spices to release their colour and prevent the spices from burning then cook for 2-3 minutes
  • As the spices are cooking chop the bottle gourd into bite-size chunks then add into pan and mix into the masala
  • Cover and cook on medium heat for 30 minutes on medium heat – ensure that you check every 5 or so minutes to prevent anything sticking to the pan
  • Add the finely chopped coriander then mix
  • Serve with homemade chapatti and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 637mgPotassium: 381mgFibre: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 485IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Bottle Gourd, Cooking, Curry, Food, Indian Food, Recipe, Spicy, Vegetables, Vegetarian
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