How to make Bharwan Lauki with Kadhi -

Khoya adds a shahi touch to this stuffed bottle gourd served with kadhi

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Medium bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Bharwan Lauki with Kadhi

Bharwan Lauki with Kadhi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Bharwan Lauki with Kadhi Recipe

  • Medium bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) 1

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Amaranth (rajgira) flour 2 tablespoons

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) 100 grams

  • Medium potatoes boiled and peeled 2

  • Khoya 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Green cardamoms 4-5

  • Cinnamon stick 1 inch

  • Fresh cream 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Peel bottle gourd, cut into thick roundels and remove seeds from the center to shape like doughnuts.

Step 2

Grate cottage cheese and potatoes into a bowl. Add khoya, salt and 1 tsp crushed peppercorns and mix well, mashing lightly.

Step 3

Stuff the bottle gourd roundel centres with the cottage cheese-khoya mixture.

Step 4

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cloves, cardamoms and cinnamon and sauté for a minute. Place stuffed bottle gourd roundels in the pan, cover and cook till the underside turns brown.

Step 5

Take yogurt in a bowl, add amaranth flour, salt and remaining crushed peppercorns and mix well. Add 1 cup water and whisk well to make a smooth batter.

Step 6

Uncover the pan, flip the bottle gourd pieces, cover and cook till the other side is similarly done.

Step 7

Pour the yogurt mixture in another non-stick pan, and cook, stirring continuously, till the mixture thickens. Add fresh cream and mix well. Simmer for a minute.

Step 8

Put some of the kadhi on a serving plate, arrange the stuffed bottle gourd roundels over it and serve immediately. Serve the remaining kadhi as required.

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