Lauki ka Bharta

Today’s Lunch recipe Lauki ka Bharta. A perfect vegetarian recipe that everyone will love. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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-Lauki (Bottle gourd) 2 & ½ kg

-Water as required

-Sarson ka tel (Mustard oil) 2-3 tbs

-Adrak (Ginger) chopped 1 & ½ tbs

-Lehsan (Garlic) chopped 1 & ½ tbs

-Pyaz (Onion) finely chopped 1 Cup

-Tamatar (Tomatoes) finely chopped 3 medium

-Hari mirch (Green chilli) chopped 1 & ½ tsp

-Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste

-Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) ½ tsp or to taste

-Zeera powder (Cumin powder) ½ tsp

-Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp

-Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tsp

-Lemon juice 1-2 tbs

-Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped



-Fire roast bottle gourd on direct flame until its charred from all sides.

-Place charred bottle gourd in a large bowl,cover & let it rest for 5 minutes.

-Add water & remove charred skin from bottle gourds,clean them with the help of knife then rinse thoroughly with water.

-Remove the head & chop finely with the help of knife & set aside.

-In a wok,add mustard oil and bring it to smoke point.

-Add ginger,garlic & mix well for a minute.

-Add onion & sauté until translucent.

-Add tomatoes,green chilli & mix well.

-Add salt,red chilli powder,cumin powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,mix well & cook for 1-2 minutes.

-Now add chopped bottle gourd & mix well.

-Add lemon juice,fresh coriander,cover & cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes then cook on medium flame for 1-2 minutes.

-Garnish with fresh coriander & serve!


Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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