Lauki ki Sabji Recipe |Easy Bottle Gourd Recipe

by Rachna

Bottle gourd or lauki is a summer vegetable. It is very healthy as it has a large amount of water plus vitamins and minerals. But often, people do not like to have this vegetable. My own kids are not too fond of it. This lauki ki sabji recipe is a very simple recipe with minimal spices. This was the way my mum made it often, and I really relished it with rotis.

lauki ki sabji recipe

I also make a spicier curry with lauki along with making lauki with chana dal. Both are delicious recipes. In Karnataka it is called sorakayi and is used in sambar as well as in making chutneys and raitas. Lauki or bottle gourd is a very healthy vegetable, the consumption of which keeps you hydrated. Those looking for weight loss must include this vegetable in their diet as it is very low on Calories and high on nutrition.

lauki ki sabji recipe

Here’s how to make bottle gourd sabji:

Time taken: 25 minutes

Serves: 3

Ingredients:

2 cups bottle gourd pieces

2 tsp. oil

1 tsp. cumin seeds

1 pinch asafetida (heeng)

2-3 red chilies dried

4-5 cloves garlic finely chopped

Method for making lauki ki sabji:

Cut bottle gourd into medium sized pieces and keep aside.

Heat oil in a wok. Add cumin seeds and asafetida or heeng.

bottle gourd sabji

Allow to sputter. Now add finely chopped garlic along with dry red chillies. Cook for 30 seconds.

Add bottle gourd pieces along with salt. Mix well.

lauki ki sabji recipe

Cover and cook for about 15 minutes on low flame till the bottle gourd is well cooked and has released water.

bottle gourd sabji

Serve hot with rotis or have as it. Your lauki ki sabji is ready to serve.

Pro Tips:

Always buy fresh lauki. Its seeds should be tender.

This recipe brings out the flavour of fresh lauki.

You can increase or decrease garlic as per your taste.

lauki ki sabji recipe

Lauki ki sabji recipe | Bottle gourd sabji

Rachna Parmar
This is a very simple stir fry made with bottle gourd. It is ready in under 30 minutes and is super healthy. Goes well with rotis.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dry vegetable, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | UP style
Servings 3 people
Calories 61 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups bottle gourd pieces
  • 2 tsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch asafetida heeng
  • 2-3 red chilies dried
  • 4-5 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cut bottle gourd into medium sized pieces and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok. Add cumin seeds and asafetida.
  • Allow to sputter. Now add finely chopped garlic along with dry red chillies. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add bottle gourd pieces along with salt. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook for about 15 minutes on low flame till the bottle gourd is well cooked and has released water.
  • Serve hot with rotis or have as it. Your lauki ki sabji is ready to serve.

Notes

  1. Always buy fresh lauki. Its seeds should be tender.
  2. This recipe brings out the flavour of fresh lauki.
  3. You can increase or decrease garlic as per your taste.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Lauki ki sabji recipe | Bottle gourd sabji
Amount Per Serving
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Reema D'souza -

I cook something similar but I usually add green chillies and top it off with some coconut. Will try this version sometime.

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Soumya -

How did you chop your garlic so fine? 😀

I’m one of those weird people who loves lauki and I’ll definitely be trying this recipe soon. I usually make this with some dal in it. This simple recipe sounds interesting.

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Obsessivemom -

Like I told you, we love Lauki but we usually make the curry. The koftas also turn out fine but they’re cumbersome. I’ll try this one – it’s easier than the curry. I love that it needs such few ingredients.

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