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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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Recipe# 583
23 Nov 14
 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 ....
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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 ....
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Recipe# 3594
26 Nov 12
 
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 ....
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Recipe# 4617
02 Apr 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 is a low-cal treat brimming with the goodness of ....
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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.
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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 ....
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Recipe# 39678
05 Apr 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 ....
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Recipe# 553
23 Nov 14
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is another tea-time snack that is sure to please you. “muthi” means fist in gujarati, and the dish is named such because the mixture is shaped into cylindrical rolls using the fist. One thing to remember while making doodhi muthia is that bottle gourd has high water content. This water itself i ....
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Recipe# 1557
15 Mar 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
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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.
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Recipe# 33251
16 Sep 16
 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 ....
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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 ....
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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 ....
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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. ....
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Bottle Gourd
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