How to make Lauki Kiwi Masala -

This unusual combination of bottle gourd and kiwis turns out to be quite a delicious sabzi.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) (लौकी / दूधी), Kiwi (कीवी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Lauki Kiwi Masala

Lauki Kiwi Masala 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 : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lauki Kiwi Masala Recipe

  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) peeled and cut into small cubes 500 grams

  • Kiwi peeled and cut into cubes 2

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 4

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let the seeds splutter.

Step 2

Slit green chillies into two.

Step 3

Add asafoetida, ginger and sauté well.

Step 4

Add green chillies and sauté further. Add bottle gourd and toss. Add turmeric powder, salt and toss again. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes.

Step 5

Add kiwis and mix well. Toss and cook for a minute.

Step 6

Add chopped coriander and toss again.

Step 7

Serve hot.

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