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EASY Lauki Recipes Collection | Bottle Gourd Recipes by Healthy Recipes by Homemakers [Indian SUMMER RECIPES]

I posted this challenge in our Facebook group to post lauki recipes for summer in India. We have had some amazing healthy bottle gourd recipes from the groupies. Take a look at the healthy recipes shared by homemakers here. 
Share your lauki recipe and experiments this week!Did you know bottle gourd is one of the healthiest veggies around? But the humble veggie never gets its share of love for its bland taste - do you know how to make lauki delicious? Share your lauki recipes under this thread. Let's help each other relish this immensely hydrating vegetable. I AM SHARING my lauki recipes here. I try to include lauki in almost all of my curries and stir fries. Please share tips and tricks to enjoy the goodness of lauki. Are you ready? Selected entries will go into our jumbo blog post on Mercuryimp under your name. Bloggers can post their links. Are you ready? Let's get started.

Lauki Bharta Recipe by Parshotam Kaur

2cup grated louki,
2 onions finely chopped,
 2-3 tomatoes chopped,
1piece ginger grated,
1sp coriander powder
 1 green chilli
1/2sp red chilli powder
1-2tbsp oil /ghee
 garam masala
1/2sp haldi (optional)
chopped coriander leaves
1/2sp jeera,
1-2sp cream /malai (optional)

How to make lauki bharta by Parshotam Kaur

Heat oil /ghee in a wok, crackle jeera, add cloves, onions fry till light pinkish add grated ginger sauté add coriander pd, haldi mix add tomatoes & gr chilli, salt.

Cook covered on slow flames check after 5mins stir
Cook till tomatoes turn mushy now add grated louki mix every thing cover the wok and cook till it turns soft raise the flames to medium & fry stirring continuously (add cream if you want) till oil appear sprinkle garam masala switch off the heat.
Transfer to a bowl garnish with coriander leaves.
Enjoy lauki bharta with roti.

Lauki Recipe of Chutney by Deepti Aggarwal

Who doesn't like Aam ki meethi chutney? In Deepti's words,
But if unfortunately, u miss making it ,then worry not. Dear Lauki hai na....

Lauki ki khatti meethi chutney ingredients

500gm lauki
About 180gm jaggery accordingly
3spoon imli paste/tamarind
1/2spoon kalaunji (black nigella seeds)
Black salt
1/4spoon pepper powder
1/2spoon char magaj (melon seeds)
Red chilli powder (optional)
lauki ki khatti meethi chutney by Deepti Aggarwal

How to make lauki ki chutney

Grate Lauki
Cook in a thick bottomed wok.
Add salt to hasten cooking.
Keep stirring in between.
When it gets tender, add jaggery along with other ingredients.
Keep stirring
When it thickens and reaches desired consistency, turn off d flame.
Let cool completely.
Store in airtight bottles.
As I have added Jaggery and imli, so color is dark. Adding sugar will keep color light.

Lauki ke Laddu recipe by Deepti Aggarwal

Lauki recipe of laddu ingredients

500gm fresh lauki
One ltr full cream milk
Sugar to taste
Three tbsp milk powder
Three tbsp condensed milk
Cardamom seeds
Desiccated coconut
Char magaz
Almonds, halved
Almond powder
lauki laddu recipe by Deepti Aggarwal

How to make bottle gourd recipe of laddoo

Grate n boil Lauki.let it cool.
Boil milk. Let it simmer to half. Add milk powder. Mix properly. Add Lauki n condensed milk. Cook on high flame till it remains half.add cardamom n other dry fruits except almond halves. . Keep stirring in between to avoid sticking to d bottom. Add sugar.keep stirring. Add Let it dry completely. Wen cooled, shape into balls. Press almond halves one on each. Enjoy any time of the year.

Lauki halwa recipe by Deepti Aggarwal 

Ingredients of bottle gourd halwa recipe

lauki halwa recipe by Deepti Aggarwal
500gm fresh lauki
One ltr full cream milk
Sugar to taste
Three tbsp milk powder
Three tbsp condensed milk
Cardamom seeds
Desiccated coconut
Chopped pistechews
Char magaz
Almond slivers
Almond powder

Grate n boil Lauki.let it cool.
Boil milk. Let it simmer to half. Add milk powder. 

Mix properly. 
Add Lauki n condensed milk. 
Cook on high flame till it remains half.
Add cardamom n other dry fruits . 
Keep stirring in between to avoid sticking to d bottom. 
Add sugar.keep stirring. Add Let it dry completely.
Garnish with almond slivers, chopped pistachios n crushed dry rose petals.

Lauki with wadian by Satinder Wadhwa

lauki recipe punjabi vadi by Satinder Wadhwa

Heat little oil in a pressure cooker. 
Break 1or 2 vadis n saute it. 
Remove it. Heat some oil...add jeera..add chopped tomatoes. 
Saute it well. 
Add salt,haldi pd,dhania pd,little red chilli pd. 
Add onions, chopped ginger, chopped lauki n fried vadis. 
Saute well.
Add some water 
pressure cook it for about five minutes.
When pressure is released adjust the consistency of the liquid in lauki. 
Garnish with green coriander leaves n serve with roti or rice.
You may make it without vadis too in the same way.Lauki raita is also made very often at home.But I pressure cook the grated lauki to soften it. I m lucky all my children n grandkids too have this veggie without any hassel.

Easy bottle gourd sabji ideal for kids tiffin by PV Iyer

Very simple but flavourful. This sabji is prepared mainly when your stomach is not well or when recovering from illness. But this is my family favourite so i make it very often, whenever I get very fresh n tender louki. My husband asks me to make this sabji when he is back from long tour and he is bored with restaurant or masalewala food. I remember when I was newly married and I made this MIL said to flavourful this is without adding any masalas! So do try it guys😊😊

Lauki recipe south Indian ingredients

2 tsp Coconut oil
Pinch of hing
Pinch of turmeric powder
Soak 2 tbspn moong dal in water
2 green chillies chopped
Few Curry leaves
1 large bottle gourd peeled and chopped
Salt to taste

lauki south indian recipe by PV iyer

Heat oil add jeera, chillies, hing, turmeric,

Drain water from moong dal and add it too stir these well.
Add curry leaves and bottle gourd and mix.
Cover and cook.
Add salt in the end as the sabji shrinks to almost 1/4 and you may end up adding more salt.
Garnish with chopped coriander.

Lauki Pav Bhaji Recipe by Satinder Wadhwa

Lauki Pav Bhaji Ingredients

Potatoes chopped
2 medium
Lauki chopped 1
Cauliflower chopped 11/2 cups
Carrots chopped 3
Boiled peas 1/4 cup
Capsicum chopped 1
Onions chopped 2 large
Fresh tomato puree of 6 medium tomatoes
Ginger garlic paste 1tablespoon
Pav bhaji masala powder to taste
Salt, degi mirch to taste
Oil 1 tablespoon
how to cook lauki in pav bhaji by satinder wadhwa

Method to make lauki pav bhaji recipe

Boil washed and peeled chopped potatoes, lauki, cauliflower and carrots in a pressure cooker with 3 cups of water till soft. When cool mash it well.
Heat oil in a wok.. Fry onions till golden brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry well.
Add tomato puree, peas and capsicum and fry well.
Add all dry spices stir all together.
Mix in boiled and mashed veggies and saute very well.
Add some water to get the required consistency .
Cover and simmer for 10---15 minutes.
Serve hot with a dollop of butter.
Slit each Pav and roast with a little butter.
Enjoy ..
You may even add 1 small beetroot and boil with the veggies. It lends a beautiful color and makes it more nutritious. I did not have.. So did not add.

Lauki Juice Recipe by Geeta Sachdev

fried banatey hain hum and khatey bhi hain ..lekin kabhi kabhi ek meal skip bhi ker saktey hain and juices or soups bhi le saktey hain ...jaisse maine aaj kiya ..☺☺ ..koi zaroori nahi it's optional lekin ye healthy juice try zaroor kariega

Lauki /bottle guard n Cucumber juice benefits

Contains essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C Vitamin B, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Iron, Folate, Potassium and Manganese,”
The vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre in lauki and Cucumber keep the body well-nourished and curb unnecessary appetite, especially if you drink its juice in the morning on an empty ...

lauki juice recipe by Geeta Sachdev

Drinking freshly squeezed bottle gourd n cucumber juice mixed with some lime juice is one of the best natural remedies to treat urinary tract infections.

Dal and mix veg idlies with lauki by Geeta Sachdev

For the batter ingredients

1/2 cup yellow moong dal (dhuli dal)
1/2cup other mixed dhuli dals like arhar ,chana urad and masoor
1/2cup grated lauki /bottle guard
1/2cup finely chopped beans and capsicum
{1tbsp oil ,1tsp mustard seeds ,few chopped curry leaves ,salt and lil garam masala for cooking of these veggies }
{1tbsp besan
2tbsp dahi
1-1/2tsp sugar
Lemon juice of 1 sm lemon
Grated ginger of 1/2inch p
Salt and green chillies per taste
A pinch of heeng/asafotida
1/2tsp haldi
1tbsp oil
1-1/2tsp fruit salt /eno for idli batter }
For tempring
1tbsp oil
1/2tsprai /mustered seeds
1/2tsp til/sesame seeds
A pinch of heeng
Green chillies ..slit and remove seeds dhania ..decicated nariyal..curry leaves. 1tbsp each.
lauki idli recipe by Geeta Sachdev

How to make lauki dal idlis 

Soaked all dals together in sufficient water for over night or 4 to 5 hrs ..
Combine dals green chillies and ginger blend in a mixture using little water to make a paste of pouring consistency..
In a pan heat oil crackle rai /mustured seeds then add beans and capsicum cook for 2 mins add lauki fry and cook till soft add salt and garam masala put off the gas..
Transfer the dal paste to a bowl add salt sugar heeng haldi besan curd and lemon juice with cooked veggies mix well to make a smooth batter
Just before steaming sprinkle fruit salt with 1tbsp water and mix lightly
Pour the batter into a greased microwave idli maker
Microwave it for 5 to 6 mins or till the idlies are cooked keep aside
To check insert a tooth peak in a piece of idli after 5 mins if peak comes out clean then idlies are ready otherwise cook it fr 2 more mins...after done give it 2 mins standing tym
Separate all pieces with knife from the idli maker
Heat the oil in small non stick pan add rai when crackle add lill heeng g chillies and sautey on medium flame for 30 seconds
Tadka is ready
Pour the tempring over the prepared idlies and spread it evenly
Sprinkle coconut and dhania on top
serve hot with green chutney nariyal chutney or sauce per choice

Lauki wid arhar or tuar dal recipe by Mili Jain

1/2kg Lauki cut in cubes
1bowl arhar dal
1onion grated
2tomatoes choppes
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1 chopped green chilly
1tsp desk ghee
Salt to taste
1/2tsp red chilli powder
1/2tsp garam masala powder
1tsp coriander powder
1tsp haldi powder
1tsp cumin seeds
Pinch of hing
Chopped coriander leaves

lauki recipe bharta by Mili Jain

Wash dal 2-3 times ND keep aside.
Now heat cooker put ghee in it now add cumin seeds nd hing let it spullter.
Now add grated onion ND ginger garlic paste ND roast it till brown. Now add tomato puree ND all the spices nd dry them till ghee separates.
Now add dal ND Lauki ND roast it an time
Now add water accordingly ND close the lid of cooker nd cool till 2-3 whistle. Now sprinkle chopped coriander ND njoy wid Roti or paratha.


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