How to Make Bottle Gourd Masala Curry (Lauki Subji)

Updated on March 7, 2019
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Bottle gourd masala curry, or lauki subji
Bottle gourd masala curry, or lauki subji

Tasty Bottle Gourd Curry in 30 Minutes!

Eating bottle gourd has many health benefits. This vegetable has very few calories, negligible fat and cholesterol content, and is mostly made of water. Some people say that eating this vegetable can help control your weight.

By itself, bottle gourd tastes bland—but when you cook it with spices, it's delicious. This particular curry recipe, below, is made with a spicy dry masala. I served the curry with roti on the side.

5 stars for Bottle Gourd Masala Curry (Lauki Sabji)

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 1 big bowl bottle gourd, chopped into 1-cm cubes
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 small green chilies
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder, available in Indian stores
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 pinches turmeric powder

Instructions

  1. Finely crush ginger, garlic, and green chilies together. I used a mortar and pestle to do this. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cumin seeds and saute until they sizzle. Add ginger-garlic-green chili paste. Saute over low fire for 30 seconds.
  3. Throw in chopped onions. Saute until they become translucent. Add chopped tomatoes. Saute until they become soft, not mushy.
  4. Add bottle gourd cubes. Throw in some salt. Mix well. Stir-cook for 3-4 minutes. Add 1 cup water. Cover the pan and cook for 6-7 minutes. By this time, bottle gourd becomes tender and the mixture should be almost dry.
  5. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, sugar, and turmeric powder. Stir-cook for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of water. Mix well.
  6. Simmer, and cook for 2 more minutes. Adjust salt as per your taste. Throw in chopped coriander leaves. Stir it once and turn off the stove.
  7. Bottle gourd masala curry is ready to serve. Serve with roti, chapati, or flatbread. Enjoy!

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Bottle gourdStep one: Prepare all of the ingredientsStep two: Saute cumin in oil until it sizzles. Throw in ginger-garlic-green chili paste. Saute for 30 seconds.Step three: Add onions. Saute until they become translucent.Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes. Continue stir-cooking until they become tender, not mushy.Step five: Add chopped bottle gourd. Throw in salt. Mix well. Stir-cook for 3-4 minutes. Step six: Add 1 cup water. Boil the mixture and cover the pan. Keep the heat low. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until bottle gourd becomes soft.Step seven: Now, add all the spice powders, such as turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, and red chili powder. Add sugar. Saute for 2 minutes.Step eight: Add 1/2 a cup of water. Add remaining salt. Simmer for two minutes. Step nine: Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Turn off the stove. Bottle gourd curry is ready!Step ten: Transfer the curry to a serving dish. Serve it with roti, chapati, or flatbread. Enjoy!
Bottle gourd
Bottle gourd
Step one: Prepare all of the ingredients
Step one: Prepare all of the ingredients
Step two: Saute cumin in oil until it sizzles. Throw in ginger-garlic-green chili paste. Saute for 30 seconds.
Step two: Saute cumin in oil until it sizzles. Throw in ginger-garlic-green chili paste. Saute for 30 seconds.
Step three: Add onions. Saute until they become translucent.
Step three: Add onions. Saute until they become translucent.
Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes. Continue stir-cooking until they become tender, not mushy.
Step four: Throw in chopped tomatoes. Continue stir-cooking until they become tender, not mushy.
Step five: Add chopped bottle gourd. Throw in salt. Mix well. Stir-cook for 3-4 minutes.
Step five: Add chopped bottle gourd. Throw in salt. Mix well. Stir-cook for 3-4 minutes.
Step six: Add 1 cup water. Boil the mixture and cover the pan. Keep the heat low. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until bottle gourd becomes soft.
Step six: Add 1 cup water. Boil the mixture and cover the pan. Keep the heat low. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until bottle gourd becomes soft.
Step seven: Now, add all the spice powders, such as turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, and red chili powder. Add sugar. Saute for 2 minutes.
Step seven: Now, add all the spice powders, such as turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, and red chili powder. Add sugar. Saute for 2 minutes.
Step eight: Add 1/2 a cup of water. Add remaining salt. Simmer for two minutes.
Step eight: Add 1/2 a cup of water. Add remaining salt. Simmer for two minutes.
Step nine: Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Turn off the stove. Bottle gourd curry is ready!
Step nine: Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Turn off the stove. Bottle gourd curry is ready!
Step ten: Transfer the curry to a serving dish. Serve it with roti, chapati, or flatbread. Enjoy!
Step ten: Transfer the curry to a serving dish. Serve it with roti, chapati, or flatbread. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 168
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 118 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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