Lauki aur Kachchi Kairi ki Subzi

Boring bottle gourd made interesting with the addition of raw mango and a few Indian spices. Serve this with hot chapatis. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Lauki aur Kachchi Kairi ki Subzi

Main Ingredients Medium bottle gourd (lauki), Medium raw mango (kachchi kairi)
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 1 medium bottle gourd (lauki), peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 medium raw mango (kachchi kairi) peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • Chopped fresh coriander leaves to garnish


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and sauté till the colour changes. Add bottle gourd, raw mangoes, turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat for 7-8 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat till tomato turns pulpy.
  3. Transfer subzi into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.