Tangy bottle gourd / Lauki tamatardar/Churakka tomato curry

Bottle gourd is a light vegetable generally recommended to patients.  This dish can be prepared without tomatoes also. 

Recipe source: Vidhu Mittal cookbook


Bottle Gourd  – 500 gm

Tomatoes grated – 2 nos

Ghee  –   1 tsp

Asafoetida  – a pinch

Cumin seeds   – 1/2 tsp

Ginger chopped  – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder  – 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves chopped – 2 tbsp


Peel bottle gourd and cut into 1 inch cubes.

Heat one tsp ghee in a pressure cooker for 30 seconds,  add asafoetida, cumin seeds, ginger, turmeric powder, and bottle gourd . Mix well. Add one cup water and salt. Pressure cook for one whistle. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Let it cool. Now add grated tomato and cook till semi thick without covering it with a lid. Add coriander leaves and mix . Serve hot.

20 thoughts on “Tangy bottle gourd / Lauki tamatardar/Churakka tomato curry”

  1. I make bottle gourd with moong dal, but your's looks yummier and easy too!! you are right, anytime for bottle gourd it is the ghee which gives that extra taste than any refined oil!!


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