Lauki Bahar

This is vegan and gluten free, very delicious and finger licking main course dish.  Lauki is bottle gourd in English.


300 grams Lauki - peeled & cubed
1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
1 Medium Onions - chopped
2 Medium Tomatoes - chopped
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1 Green Chilies - Chopped
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder or to your spice level
¼ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder 

Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves to garnish
2 Tablespoons Oil

Heat oil in a pressure pan , add cumin seeds, chopped onions and green chilies, fry till onions are light golden. Add ginger garlic with chopped tomatoes ,salt and spices. Add lauki  fry on high flame for  2 minutes stirring continuously
or till  the lauki reduces to half the quantity.  Then add 2 tablespoons of water, stir it, cover with the lid  and cook on medium high flame for 2 whistles. 
Let the steam settle.  Open the cooker, give it a stir. 
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and enjoy with roti or chapatti.  
Lables : Bottle Gourd, Lauki, Pressure Cooker, Multicooker Monday, Main course, Vegan, Gluten free
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Perfect Meatless Monday meal. Thanks Sneha.

  2. Love seeing all your recipes, and this looks so good.

  3. That sounds delicious and it's so pretty in that dish!

  4. Bottle gourd is also known as calabash. I don't have your bottle shaped ones but I did get two large patty pan squash in my farm box last week that I think could make a good substitute!

  5. This sounds so beautifully spiced and warming!