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lauki sabji bottlegourd curry
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5 from 5 votes

Lauki sabzi recipe | lauki ki sabji recipe

Lauki (bottle gourd curry) is an easy sabji.Best for weight-loss.This lauki recipe is very easy to make and goes well with roti.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bottlegourd curry, doodhi sabji, easy vegan squash curry, ghiya curry, ghiya sabzi, lauki sabji, lauki sabzi
Servings: 4
Author: Gaurav


  • saucepan or pressure cooker


  • 1 large bottle gourd chopped 4-5 cups chopped bottle gourd pieces
  • 2-3 medium tomatoes

For tempering

  • 2 tablespoon ghee/oil if vegan
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 piece ginger
  • Sprig of curry leaves optional
  • 1 green chillies chopped
  • Pinch of asafoetida optional
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder as per taste
  • Salt as per taste as per taste


  • In a pressure cooker or pan, heat oil or ghee.
  • Add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Add ginger, chillies, curry leaves and pinch of asafoetida optionally. Avoid asafoetida or heeng if gluten free.
  • Add the chopped bottle gourd pieces with salt.
  • Let it cook till it softens.
  • Add tomatoes followed by the spices.
  • Cook until they are soft or pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.(for pressure cooker, add ½ cup water)
  • Serve hot with flatbread or rice.


You can avoid asafoetida if going gluten-free.
If you are using pressure cooker, you will need little water(not more than ½ cup) and this recipe for lauki ki sabzi will be a bit watery.