How to make Kashmiri Lauki -

The simple lauki cooked in the Kashmiri way.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) (लौकी / दूधी), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Kashmiri

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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For more recipes related to Kashmiri Lauki checkout Lauki Aloo Matar, Bharwan Lauki with Kadhi, Lauki Kiwi Masala, Lauki aur Wadiyon ki Sabzi . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Paneer Tikka Masala Sarson ka Saag Achari Besan-Cook Smart Aloo Aur Lehsun Ki Sabzi

Kashmiri Lauki

Kashmiri Lauki Recipe Card


Kashmiri food carries with it a delicious nip of all things hot and spicy.  It is a rich tapestry of Indian, Iranian, Afghani and Central Asian styles of cooking. 
Kashmiri cuisine has some vantage ingredients: that is dry ginger, fennel, red chillies, curds and mustard oil. Even though it is dominated by non-vegetarian fare, the vegetarian delicacies manage to carve a niche for themselves.  One of the typical ingredients in a lot of Kashmiri delicacies is the Kashmiri ver which is a doughnut-shaped cake of ground spices with a strong and pungent aroma. And yes how can one forget the scent of saffron, which forms an important part of this cuisine. 
Riffling through the books of history one discovers that it was the invasion by Timur in 15th century that left a legacy of Kashmiri cuisine. With time there was an influx of skilled workers as also cooks from Samarkand whose descendants came to be known as Wazas or the master chefs of Kashmir. Wazwan is a unique concept in the world of Kashmiri cooking. Other influences are that of the Muslim and Rajput styles of cooking. A fantastic blend of all these is witnessed in the ultimate formal Muslim banquet called the Wazwan.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kashmiri Lauki Recipe

  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 550 grams

  • Yogurt whisked 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 tablespoon

  • Fennel seed (saunf) powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Combine yogurt, salt, gram flour, fennel powder and red chilli powder in a bowl.

Step 2

Whisk well and add two cups of water. Mix well.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add asafoetida and cumin seeds and when the seeds change colour, add bottle gourd and sauté for four to five minutes.

Step 4

Add yogurt mixture and mix well, cover and cook for eight to ten minutes.

Step 5

Add garam masala powder and mix well. Serve hot.

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