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168 bottle gourd recipes


Last Updated : Nov 18,2018




Bottle Gourd recipes, 218 Lauki, Dudhi Recipes

bottle gourd recipe collection. Indian lauki 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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Bottle Gourd and Onion Soup
Recipe# 2114
24 Apr 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
This soup will soothe your soul with its aesthetic flavour and soothing consistency. White sauce, potatoes and bottle gourd work together to give this soup a creamy texture, while onions and pepper give it a mild but rejuvenating flavour. Serve the Bottle Gourd and Onion Soup hot and fresh top ....
Bottle Gourd, Carrot and Beetroot Halwa, Microwave Recipe
Recipe# 35098
27 Jan 16

 by Tarla Dalal
We would all have tried carrot, bottle gourd or beetroot halwas sometime or the other. Let’s make something all the more special now, by combining all these together into one wonderful, colourful treat. With a nice orange-pink hue, a fantastic grainy texture and a mind-blowing flavour, this Bo ....
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
Recipe# 42488
22 Oct 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 ....
Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable)
Recipe# 40541
02 Dec 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi is a very tasty and versatile veggie, which absorbs the flavours that it is cooked with. Unfortunately, many people tend to think that doodhi is bland. Here is a lip-smacking recipe that will change your mind. Supported by an apt combination of spice powders and pastes, bottle gourd mor ....
Bottle Gourd and Cauliflower Soup  (  Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 38834
17 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Months eight and nine are really a time to experiment with your child’s food. Start introducing more ingredients, with varied flavours and textures, so that the child will get used to variety. Cosseted babies brought up on just one or two staple foods will be troublesome to handle in the long ....
Carrot and Bottle Gourd Soup with Rice and Cheese Balls
Recipe# 39134
28 Jan 14

 by Tarla Dalal
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The carrot and bottle gourd soup with rice and cheese balls is as exotic as a soup can be! this wholesome soup of carrot, bottle gourd and potatoes is quite sumptuous and can served as an appetiser or in a larger bowl as a snack in its own right. That said, the innovative twist to this soup lies in ....
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 ....
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.
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
Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 553
17 Oct 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 ....
Doodhi ka Halwa
Recipe# 2027
05 Apr 18

 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! I know some busy-bees who would stop over at a sweetmeat stall, have a cup of halwa and a samosa in lieu of a meal, an ....
Bharwa Lauki (  Rajasthani Recipe)
Recipe# 3867
19 Nov 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
There are two ways to look at lauki. Only the pessimist would think it to be plain and boring; the optimist always looks at it as a wonderful ingredient that absorbs the added flavours very well. Once again, lauki proves its mettle in this recipe, with a grand stuffing of mixed nuts and paneer enhan ....
Bharwa Lauki
Recipe# 6402
07 Nov 18

 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 ....
Mixed Vegetable Handvo, Non Fried Snacks
Recipe# 33316
25 Oct 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 ....
Sambhar ( How To Make Sambhar, South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32735
20 Aug 13

 by Tarla Dalal
This is one South Indian dish that needs no introduction, and probably the most versatile of them all. Each family uses the ingredients in various proportions. You can also try varying the quantities depending on your preference. The vegetables added to sambhar (or any kuzhambu) are referred to as ‘ ....
Amritsari Gobi Mutter
Recipe# 7547
17 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower and green peas, the popular duo, feature in a rich, white gravy that is so flavourful you would hardly notice the absence of onions and garlic! While cabbage gives a crunch and flavour akin to onions, bottle gourd acts as the main ingredient in the gravy, giving it volume and a creamy te ....
Buckwheat Pancakes, Kuttu Pancake Diabetic Snacks
Recipe# 22269
18 Mar 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes are favorites across the world. In this Indianised version, the not-so-common buckwheat combines with sour low-fat curds and bottle gourd to make iron and fibre-rich pancakes. Have it along with Green Chutney or
Doodhi Theplas
Recipe# 3592
24 Sep 18

 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 ....
Faraali Idli Sambhar ( Faraali Recipes)
Recipe# 32542
20 Feb 14

 by Tarla Dalal
The famous southie snack can be converted into a healthy and delicious faraal snack by making the idlis with sanwa millet and the sambhar with boiled vegetable purée. Serve with peanut curd chutney for an added dash of innovativeness.
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 ....
Baked Doodhi Kofta Curry
Recipe# 6404
03 Jun 16

 
by Tarla Dalal
Make a note of the tomato gravy used in this recipe, as it is a versatile base that combines well with a wide range of veggies and koftas. However, serving the gravy with these special doodhi koftas gives it a healthy twist because they are steamed and not deep-fried. The Baked Doodhi Kofta Curry is ....
Swadisht Vegetable Cutlet
Recipe# 3558
11 Jun 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Cutlets with a teaspoon of oil? Well, here you go. You will fall head-over-heels in love with the amazing flavour and perfect texture of this Swadisht Vegetable Cutlet. Made with an assortment of veggies like carrots and bottle gourd, this ....
Dal Moghlai ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5292
05 Apr 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Serve this flavourful dal with steaming hot rice for a wholesome and zero cholesterol meal.
Lauki ki Kheer, Doodhi Kheer Recipe
Recipe# 5594
01 Feb 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Who does not like to dig into kheer, the all-time favourite desi dessert! But, if that lovely treat has left back a stain of guilt in your heart, then perhaps you can try this kheer with a difference! A reasonably healthy way to satisfy your sweet ....
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