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Dudhi bhopla bhaji recipe with step by step photos. Easy Goan recipe of lauki sabzi made with minimal ingredients. This is a simple, home style dudhi bhaji or sabzi recipe. Lauki is also known as bottle gourd or opo squash or ghiya or dudhi.

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The dudhi sabzi recipe comes from my mom and would be a regular sabzi made at least once a week at home. the sabzi is mildly spiced with green chilies. Fresh grated coconut gives a nice sweet taste which accompanies the bland taste of lauki very well.

I prefer to make Goan bhaji recipes as they are quick to make and flavorful too. I have shared many such simple recipes with various veggies like:

These bhajis or sabzis can be easily paired with some chapatis or can be served as a side dish with dal-rice along with a raita or salad.

You can even serve dudhi bhaji for breakfast with chapatis or parathas. If you like lauki/bottlegourd then do try this recipe.

Since bottlegourd/lauki has many health benefits, its good to include it in your meals. Few more Lauki recipes on the blog are:

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dudhi bhopla bhaji

Dudhi chi bhaji recipe - easy Goan recipe of lauki (bottle gourd or opo squash) sabzi with coconut and other spices.
4.6 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine Goan
Course Main Course
Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 1.5 tablespoons oil
  • 400 grams lauki or 2.5 cups of chopped lauki (dudhi or bottle gourd or opo squash or ghiya)
  • cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped (hari mirch)
  • ½ cup chopped onion or a medium sized onion
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • salt as per taste

Instructions
 

chopping dudhi

  • First rinse the dudhi (lauki) very well in water. Then peel it.
  • Chop the dudhi. Avoid chopping in small pieces. You will need about 2.5 cups of chopped lauki.

making dudhi bhaji

  • Heat 1.5 tablespoons oil in a pan. Keep the flame to a low.
  • Add 1/2 cup chopped onion. Saute and stir the onions for 2 to 3 minutes on a low flame.
  • Then add a generous pinch of asafoetida and mix well.
  • Now add a tablespoon of chopped green chilies. Again mix and stir well.
  • Saute the onions till they look translucent.
  • Then add the peeled, chopped dudhi (lauki or bottle gourd).
  • Sprinkle salt as required and mix well.

cooking dudhi bhaji

  • Cover with a lid, cook dudhi bhaji for 14 to 16 mins on a low flame or sim. Do check at intervals of 4 to 5 mins and then give a stir.
  • After getting cooked, you will see that the dudhi pieces has softened, changed their color and texture. If the dudhi pieces still looks firm, then cover and cook, till they become soft.
  • Once the dudhi has softened and cooked well, add 1/3 cup of fresh grated coconut.
  • Stir and mix well.
  • Cook dudhi sabzi for 2 to 3 mins on a low flame.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Serve dudhi bhopla bhaji with chapati or as a side dish with your meals.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
dudhi bhopla bhaji
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Sodium 543mg24%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Vitamin E 3mg20%
Vitamin K 1µg1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 7µg2%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 40mg10%
Phosphorus 31mg3%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Preparation to make dudhi bhaji recipe

1. Firstly rinse 400 grams lauki (bottle gourd or opo squash) very well in water and then peel it.

lauki to make lauki sabzi recipe

2. Then chop the lauki. avoid chopping in small pieces. You will need about 2.5 cups of chopped lauki.

lauki to make lauki sabzi recipe

Making dudhi bhaji

3. Heat 1.5 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Keep the flame to a low.

oil for lauki sabzi recipe

4. Add ½ cup chopped onions.

onions for making lauki sabzi recipe

5. Saute and stir onions for 2 to 3 minutes on a low flame.

onions for making lauki sabzi recipe

6. Then add a generous pinch of asafoetida/hing.

hing for lauki sabzi recipe

7. Mix well.

preparing lauki sabzi recipe

8. Now add 1 or 2 green chilies (chopped).

making lauki sabzi recipe

9. Mix and stir well.

making lauki sabzi recipe

10. Saute the onions till they become translucent.

onions to make lauki sabzi recipe

11. Add the chopped lauki (dudhi or bottle gourd).

lauki for lauki sabzi recipe

12. Sprinkle salt as required.

salt to make lauki sabzi recipe

13. Mix very well.

making lauki sabzi recipe

Cooking dudhi sabji

14. Cover the pan with a lid. Cook dudhi sabji for 15 to 16 mins on a low flame.

making lauki sabzi recipe

15. Do check the dudhi sabji at intervals of 4 to 5 minutes and stir.

preparing lauki sabzi recipe

16. After getting cooked, you will see that the lauki pieces has softened, changed their color and texture. If the lauki pieces still looks firm, then cover and cook, till they become soft.

lauki sabzi recipe

17. When dudhi has cooked well and softened, then remove the lid and add ⅓ cup of fresh grated coconut.

preparing lauki sabzi recipe

18. Stir and mix well.

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19. Cook dudhi ki sabji for 2 to 3 minutes on low flame without the lid.

lauki sabzi recipe, dudhi bhaji recipe

20. Switch off the flame. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and Serve dudhi bhopla bhaji with chapatis or as a side dish with your meals.

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6 Comments

  1. This is an awesome recipe. I even added coriander powder and amchur powder to this just before adding the coconut. Turned out so well…!!

    1. thanks amruta for the feedback. these spice powders can work in this recipe.

  2. hello ma’m I tried this recipe and it came out very well. your recipes are very inspiring and I have tried a lot of them and each time it was a hit in my home. thanks for the wonderful recipes. keep doing the great work:-):-)

    1. pleased to know this, thanks dhanya for your kind words and positive feedback.

  3. Hello
    Your recipe are too good..everyone in my house loves your recipes…I want to ask something from you…
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