How to make Lauki Aloo Matar -

Lauki can be tasty too - cook it with potatoes and green peas and enjoy the unique taste

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) (लौकी / दूधी), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Lauki Aloo Matar

Lauki Aloo Matar 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lauki Aloo Matar Recipe

  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) cut into medium cubes 1

  • Potatoes cut into medium cubes 2 large

  • Green peas 1 cup

  • Oil 2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onions grated 2 medium

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 tablespoon

  • Tomato puree 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds and onions and sauté till lightly browned.

Step 2

Add ginger paste and ¼ cup water, mix well and cook till dry.

Step 3

Add coriander powder, cumin powder and tomato puree and mix well. Add turmeric powder and mix. Add red chilli powder, potatoes, bottle gourd and ½ cup water and mix.

Step 4

Add green peas, salt and coriander leaves. Mix well, put the lid on and cook till 2-3 whistles.

Step 5

Open the lid when the pressure reduces completely and serve hot.

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