Peethewali Lauki ki Subzi


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Lauki ki subzi (peethewali) is a traditional indian vegetable recipe with lauki or bottle gourd chopped and cooked in a delectable indian style of cocking with select masala powders. Enjoy with poories or roti.

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Makes 4 servings
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1/2 cup rice (chawal)
2 tbsp oil
1 sized bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) , peeled and chopped
2 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 slit green chilli , chopped
1/4 tbsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tbsp garam masala powder
1/4 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)

  1. Clean, wash and soak the rice in enough water for about 5-7 minutes. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the bottle gourd and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the rice, garlic, green chillies, cumin seeds, garam masala and blend in a mixer into a smooth paste.
  4. Add the salt and the grounded paste to the cooked bottle gourd, mix well and cook for around 10 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.
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This recipe was contributed by swati_verma on 29 Sep 2011

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