Quick Doodhi Ki Sabzi

Bottle gourd or doodhi or lauki is not a vegetable which many like. But it is very nutritious being rich in essential vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. Here is a quick and healthy sabzi to enjoy your weeknight dinners. It is also known to be cooling and great to have during hot summer months.

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Quick Doodhi Ki Sabzi


Main ingredients Bottle gourd, Onions, Tomatoes, Red chilli powder, Turmeric powder, Green chillies, Ghee, Fresh coriander leaves, Cumin seeds, Garlic
Cuisine Indian
Course Main course vegetarian
Prep time 10-15 minutes
Cook time 10-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Veg



  • 300 grams bottle gourd (doodhi)
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 green chillies, slit
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish
  • Paranthas to serve


  • 1-2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds                          
  • 10-12 garlic cloves, crushed


  1. Peel the bottle gourd and cut it into 1 inch pieces. Put them into a pressure cooker.
  2. Add onions, tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, green chillies and ghee and mix. Cover and cook under pressure on medium heat for 3 whistles.
  3. Open the cooker once the pressure has reduced completely.
  4. To make the tempering, heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and let them change colour. Add crushed garlic and sauté till golden brown.
  5. Add the pressure cooked mixture and mix well. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  6. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot with paranthas.