Calabash / Lauki / Dudhi Curry

See the video of this Curry on our youtube channel

Calabash / Lauki / Dudhi Curry
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
A simple curry from a simple vegetable - Dudhi /Lauki / Ghiya / Sorakaya / Bottlegourd / Calabash. A Gujarati Home favourite enjoyed with Plain rice or chapatis. This recipe has been a great hit on my blog and is the highest viewed video on our youtube channel
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Gujarati, Indian-Vegetarian
Servings: 6 Servings
Ingredients
For the Curry
  • 1 large sweet Bottle gourd - Dudhi-Lauki peeled, washed & nicely cubed (approx. 1.5 kg. when whole)
  • 2 Potatoes washed, peeled, washed & nicely cubed & immersedwater
  • 3 medium size tomatoes washed & cubed
For the tempering
  • 3 tsp. Oil of choice I use sesame oil
  • 4 pinches Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • Green Chillies chopped Coriander
  • 1 tsp. Cumin-coriander powder / Dhania Jeera powder
  • 1 tsp. Mustard seeds / Rai
  • 2 tsp. Cumin seeds / Jeera
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder or to taste
  • salt - to taste
  • Jaggery- - to taste
Cooking vessel
  • 1 Pressure Cooker
Instructions
  1. On a high flame, put the pressure cooker, pour oil
  2. Add fenugreek/ Methi seeds Allow to crackle
  3. Lower flame to the lowest 🙂 Add Mustard & cumin Allow to crackle
  4. Add Asafoetida , Green Chillies & Coriander/Cilantro
  5. Add Turmeric powder , Dhana Jeera powder & tomatoes Add Red Chilli powder
  6. Saute for just 1 minute Add the cubed gourd, potatoes
  7. Add salt jaggery
  8. Stir & mix well Put pressure to give 3 whistles Allow patiently for the Cooker to cool
  9. Once the pressure cooker cools, open lid transfer contents to a serving bowl Taste with a spoon and adjust taste by adding salt or jaggery
Recipe Notes

Goes well with Plain rice