Lauki Bharta | Bottle Gourd Mash

The flesh inside is spongy and it is not only rich in minerals, iron, protein, but it is also rich in fiber and is also helps in digestion. Of course it also helps in losing weight.

Lauki bharta is a unique dish. I have used ginger and garlic in this dish, which is effective in fighting infections, but some people don’t add for preparing bharta.

Lauki Bharta | Bottle Gourd Mash
Lauki Bharta | Bottle Gourd Mash
Prep time             :   10 minutes
cooking time       :   15 minutes
Total time            :   25 minutes

Servings  : 4

Cuisine     : Indian
Category   : side dish


1 Cup grated lauki (Bottle Gourd)
0.5 Cup chopped onion
2-3 Finely chopped Green chillies
1 Tablespoon finely chopped ginger and garlic
0.5 Teaspoon cumin seeds
0.5 Teaspoon turmeric powder
0.5 Teaspoon chilli powder
0.5 Teaspoon garam masala powder
1 Tablespoon oil
Salt to taste.


  1. Heat oil in a pan and splutter cumin seeds.
  2. Add chopped onion, finely chopped ginger-garlic, finely chopped green chillies and salt. Sauté till it turns golden brown.
  3. Now add the dry ingredients turmeric powder, chilli powder, and garam masala powder and Sauté.
  4. Add grated lauki and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.


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