lauki curry recipe | bottle gourd curry recipe | easy lauki curry recipe

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easy lauki curry recipe - soothing and cooling bottle guard curry made with coconut milk and yogurt.

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lauki curry recipe with step by step photos – lauki or bottle gourd or opo squash is one veggie that i often cook in the summers. having a high water content, cooling, nutritious and easy to cook… i don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen in the heat.

lauki curry recipe

here the bottle gourd curry is made with coconut milk and yogurt. so triple cooling for the body. the curry is soothing and very light on the tummy.

this lauki curry is my mom’s recipe. she often makes this one during the summers along with cooling curries like kokum curry, kadhi, avial and coconut milk or yogurt based stews or curries. few more lauki curry recipes on the blog are:

this bottle gourd curry goes best with some steamed rice with a side vegetable salad or pickle. you can either make the coconut milk at home or get a ready one. mom makes the curry with milk yogurt whereas i have substituted with cashew curd. the ingredients are simple and which can be found easily in an indian kitchen.

if you are looking for more lauki recipes then you can also check lauki ka halwa, lauki raitalauki theplalauki kheer and lauki paratha recipe.

lauki curry recipe below:

lauki curry recipe
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lauki curry recipe | bottle gourd curry recipe

easy lauki curry recipe - soothing and cooling bottle guard curry made with coconut milk and yogurt.

course main course
cuisine indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 20 minutes
servings 4
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

main ingredients for lauki curry:

  • 1.5 to 2 cups chopped lauki (bottle gourd or ghia or opo squash)
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • ½ cup curd (yogurt or dahi or any vegan yogurt)
  • 2 to 2.5 cups water
  • 1 sprig curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 green chili - chopped (hari mirch)
  • salt as required

for tempering lauki curry:

  • 1 or 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard (rai)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (jeera)

how to make recipe

making lauki curry:

  1. rinse and peel the lauki and cut into small bite size pieces.
  2. add the lauki pieces, salt, yogurt , curry leaves, green chilies and water in a pan. you can even mix the curd with water first very well and then add lauki, salt, curry leaves and green chilies. 

  3. stir and cook for 12 to 15 minutes till the lauki is cooked without a lid.

  4. add the coconut milk and simmer for a minute. don't cook much as the coconut milk would otherwise curdle.

for tempering lauki curry:

  1. heat oil in a small pan. add the mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.
  2. add the cumin and fry for some seconds.
  3. pour this tempering along with the oil on the lauki curry.
  4. stir and serve the bottle gourd curry hot with steamed rice.

how to make bottle gourd curry or lauki curry recipe:

1: rinse, peel and chop the lauki (bottle gourd) into small pieces.

lauki or bottlegourd or opo squash

2. add the lauki, salt, yogurt, curry leaves, green chilies and water in a pan. mix very well. you can even mix the curd with water first very well and then add lauki, salt, curry leaves and green chilies.

lauki curry preparation

3: stir and cook for 12 to 15 minutes till the lauki is cooked.

cooking lauki curry

4: add the coconut milk and simmer for a minute. don’t cook much as the coconut milk would otherwise curdle.

adding coconut milk to lauki curry

5: prepare the tempering with the spices and then pour over the curry.

lauki curry tempered with herbs

6. stir and serve the bottle gourd curry hot with steamed rice.

lauki curry recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. HI Dassana,
    i really like your site. And i made quite a few recipes from here which all turned out really well!! I tried this recipe with a little bit of skepticism but was surprised …… it was soo good to eat! My yoghurt curdled … but we didnt mind 😛 😛

    • thanks a lot arpita. this lauki curry is tasty. while making any recipe with curd, always use full fat curd or whole milk curd. if the curd is made from toned milk, then it will split in the gravy. in this recipe you can use fresh or sour curd.