Lauki Manpasand Recipe - Bottle gourd cooked with moong badi and spices.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi), Oil

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course_Veg

Lauki Manpasand

Lauki Manpasand Recipe - how to make Lauki Manpasand


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) 1 inch pieces1 kilogram

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Moong badi 1/2 cup

  • Whole dry red chillies 3

  • Onion chopped 1 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoon

  • Curry powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Tomatoes 1/4 inch pieces 2 medium

  • Green capsicum 1/4 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat one tablespoon oil in a pan and sauté the moong badi for two to three minutes.

Step 2

Drain and set aside. Add the remaining oil to the pan and heat.

Step 3

Add whole red chillies and onion and sauté for two minutes.

Step 4

Add lauki and salt and mix. Cover and cook for two minutes.

Step 5

Add turmeric powder, coriander power, cumin powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, ginger and tomatoes.

Step 6

Mix well and continue to cook two to three minutes.

Step 7

Add moong badi and half a cup of water. Mix, reduce heat, cover and cook till the lauki is done.

Step 8

Add green capsicums and coriander leaves. Mix and cook for a minute. Serve hot.

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