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168 bottle gourd recipes


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Bottle Gourd, Lauki, Doodhi Recipes

Yes, bottle gourd is that seemingly simple but awesome veggie that you buy every other week. Large and longish, green coloured on the outside and a soft white inside, this humble gourd is nothing short of a culinary super star. Also known as lauki or bottle gourd, this vegetable is available all over India and is popular in most cuisines. Having a neutral flavour and soft texture, it lends itself to a variety of foods, ranging from juice and soup to dessert too.

Eight ways to relish Doodhi

  Eight Ways to Relish Doodhi
1. Juices
2. Soups
3. Pachadi
4. Halwa/ sheera
5. Starter
6. Subzi
7. Dal
8. Indian breads

This superb veggie, which can be worked into parathas and subzis effortlessly, is also very healthy. So you can comfortably include it in your daily diet without a second thought unless specifically told by your physician not to.
 

Five health benefits of Doodhi

1. Low in calories
2. Has a high water content, which is good for skin
3. Does wonders for weight loss
4. Very low in fat
5. Good for the heart and lowers cholesterol too

Buy the best Doodhi

When you are buying doodhi from the market, pick ones that have a smooth skin, are pale green in colour and free of cuts, spots and blemishes. The doodhi should be firm to handle and the flesh should not feel soft when pressed.

Bottle gourd cooks very fast and has a mellow flavour, which makes it popular all over the world. As it combines awesomely with dal and spices, it is used frequently in Indian cooking too, both in everyday food and special dishes.


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Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi
Recipe# 39678
14 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Everyday fare, the Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi is a wealth of good health. Rich in protein and folic acid, thanks to chana dal and doodhi, this subzi can be prepared easily and quickly provided you have soaked the dal earlier. The best part is that this no-fuss, no-sweat recipe is made with ingredien ....
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 583
06 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Mixed dal handvo is a traditional gujarati savoury cake, which is a nutritious meal in its own right when served with chutney and buttermilk. Although readymade flour is available in the market, we suggest you try this version to experience the true flavour. The grated bottle gourd is a very critica ....
Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 553
25 Jul 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Muthia is a fist-shaped steamed snack that's much-loved by the Gujaratis. Doodhi and onions when combined with an apt combination of semolina and flours like whole wheat flour and besan yield delicious Doodhi Muthias. Ingredients like ginger, green chillies ....
Mixed Vegetable Handvo, Non Fried Snacks
Recipe# 33316
22 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Mixed Vegetable Handvo is a delicious snack made with readymade idli batter reinforced with loads of tasty, juicy, crunchy veggies! A tempering of mustard and sesame seeds adds to the flavour and aroma of this tasty treat. We have cooked the handvo in a tava and cut it into handy-sized pieces fo ....
Doodhi Muthia
Recipe# 2752
16 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect blend of flours, with grated bottle gourd and spices, makes the Doodhi Muthias absolutely delightful to bite into, while cooking them in a Microwave oven makes it a really quick and convenient dish to prepare. Top the Doodhi Muthias w ....
Doodhi Theplas
Recipe# 3592
Yesterday

 by Tarla Dalal
This is the real thing - a healthy snack that is full of protein, calcium and fibre. You'll be amazed at how easily this traditional Gujarati dish can be made 'healthy' by skipping the oil that is considered so essential to cook them. They also make a great travelling snack, as they stay well for ....
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
Recipe# 42488
23 Mar 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Chilla, the Indian pancake, is so versatile that you can add any combination of ingredients to the basic besan batter to come up with something new that tastes different! This Lauki Chilla is one such version that you will definitely fall in love with. With the ....
Lauki aur Phudine ka Raita
Recipe# 3594
31 May 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
This tangy curd preparation makes a wonderful summertime treat when served chilled. Grated lauki contributes minimal calories and also blends perfectly with the 'minty' flavour of this raita. If you are fussy about milk, this raita is an ideal meal time feast to meet your protein and calcium requi ....
Quick Vegetable Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4617
24 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Quick Vegetable Broth provides lots of energy and nutrients while also being very soothing and pleasant, so much so that it sends a warm feeling through you, relaxing your nerves as you take every spoonful. This tasty, colourful and easy-to-cook soup i ....
Vegetable Kebab
Recipe# 38790
23 Sep 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Appetising, cocktail-sized snack made from bottle gourd, potatoes and onions, with a generous sprinkling of piquant onion masala mixture. Serve vegetable kebabs hot, with tea or at a cocktail party, and bask in the compliments.
Pav Bhaji Made with Doodhi
Recipe# 42483
22 Mar 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
The moment we decide to make Pav Bhaji, the first ingredient that we take out is the potatoes! However, this recipe will jolt you out of this belief. This unique bhaji is made with doodhi and without potatoes at all. Coupled with the usual veggies like tomatoes, onions, cauliflower, carrots, pea ....
Sambar Recipe, South Indian Homemade Sambar Recipe
Recipe# 1557
07 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Sambhar is a definite part of South Indian meals. Sometimes, they make it even more than once a day – for breakfast and later for lunch or
Lauki Kofta Curry (  Healthy Heart)
Recipe# 5567
23 Aug 11

 by Tarla Dalal
These koftas are prepared with lauki in a larger proportion, in comparison to potato, to minimize the caloric value of the dish. Also, koftas are not deep-fried, but are simmered and cooked in the curry itself. This makes a tasty combination with lachha soya paratha.
Lauki ka Raita, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33251
31 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Revel in the cooling effect and goodness of doodhi and protein-rich curds, in one single dish! While you might worry that using doodhi alone might result in a mushy raita, some smart moves make this version a lot more exciting. Onions, green chillies and ginger are cooked along with the doodhi t ....
Bharwa Lauki
Recipe# 6402
23 Mar 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Scooped containers of boiled bottle gourd are packed with a flavourful, soft paneer stuffing, and topped with tangy tomato gravy. Known for its good health quotient, bottle gourd becomes all the more desirable in this Bharwa Lauki recipe, as it combines tastefully with protein-packed paneer and Vita ....
White Stock ( Used For Soups )
Recipe# 33982
01 Mar 16

 
by Tarla Dalal
White stock not only helps in giving a nice taste to the dish but also when simmered gives an excellent aroma. . . Make sure you do not chop your ingredients too finely. Just halve or quarter them, so the water can reach the inside of the vegetable as well as the outside. White stock is used in r ....
Doodhi Halwa, Lauki Halwa Recipe
Recipe# 33375
21 Mar 16

 
by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi Halwa tops the chart of all-time favourite Indian mithai. Whether you have it cold, right out of the fridge, or warm it up and have it plain or with a topping of ice-cream, Doodhi Halwa is sure to charm you with its rich texture and enticing flavour. ....
Vegetables in Coconut Curry, Karwar Style Valval Recipe
Recipe# 34564
14 Dec 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Vegetables in Coconut Curry or Valval is a classic mixed vegetable preparation from the Western coastal region, where coconuts grow in plenty and are used abundantly in the cuisine. Here, an assortment of colourful and juicy veggies is flavoured simply with green chillies and cumin seeds and coo ....
Doodhi Pachadi / Spicy Doodhi Raita
Recipe# 32869
31 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Pachadis are the south Indian equivalent of raita, and commonly there are two types of this accompaniment. The ones made with colocassia as the base are usually spicy, while the ones made with curds as the base are are normally bland. However, here is a unique ....
Corn and Celery Chowder
Recipe# 33958
11 Jun 12

 
by Tarla Dalal
A classic English soup that will warm your senses! the word ‘chowder’ essentially originates from new England and refers to the way in which fishermen threw their catch and other ingredients into a large pot that cooked until a hearty broth was ready. Today chowder is an extremely popular soup in th ....
Hyderabadi Lauki Kheer with Mini Rasgullas
Recipe# 41548
10 Mar 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a traditional Hyderabadi delicacy, which is served at weddings and other grand functions. This unique kheer is made with lauki but you will never be able to guess that when you taste it! Cooked with milk and mawa, and garnished with nuts, the lauk ....
Doodhi Kofta Curry
Recipe# 7541
21 Nov 07

 by Tarla Dalal
Grated pumpkin retains its crunchiness in these crisp koftas simmered in tangy tomato gravy.
Lauki Halwa, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 41178
07 Oct 16

 
by Tarla Dalal
A traditional mithai that everybody has a reason to like—some for the taste, some for the goodness of doodhi and milk, and some for the warm feeling it instils on a rainy day. You will get all of it in this diabetic version of the Lauki Halwa, min ....
Wholesome Khichdi
Recipe# 39568
15 Mar 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is perhaps the most popular, comforting and homely of rice dishes, enjoyed by Indians the world over. While there are various versions of khichdi, known by various names, every community has some way of preparing this wholesome combination of rice and moong dal, which is nutritious, energisi ....
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