Monday, February 05, 2007

Sukha Lauki Aloo Bhaja

1. Lauki (BottleGround) – 1 piece medium size (Chopped into medium size cubes pcs)
2. Potato - 2pcs medium size boiled ( Cut in to medium size pcs)
3. Onion - 1/2pcs medium size (chopped finely)
4. Garlic - 2tsp (Chopped)
5. Ginger Paste - 1tsp
6. Turmeric Powder - 1/4th tsp
7. Coriander powder - 1/2tsp
8. Cumin Powder - 1/2tsp
9. Chilli Powder - 1/4th tsp
10. Oil - 2tsp
11. Salt to taste
12. Cumin Seeds - 1/4th tsp or u can use PANCH FORAN.
13. Red chili - 1pc

1. Cook for 6 minutes Lauki with water in microwave.
2. Heat oil in Kadhai (WOK) or Pan. add cumin seeds and red chili.
3. Add onion, garlic paste, coriander powder, turmeric powder and fry for 2 min on medium flame.
4. Add boiled potato pieces and boiled Lauki pcs and fry it on medium flame and if needed covered with lid for 3-4 minute.
5. Add cumin powder, salt, ginger paste, red chili powder and fry it on medium flame till it fully cooked and tender.
6. Remove it from flame.
7. Serve Hot with any type of paratha or roti


  1. This recipe did not work for me. The lauki wasnt cooked by m/wing it for 3 mins. The entire dish took too long to get cooked properly. This recipe needs refinement.

  2. This recipe worked out great for me, my husband liked it too. Though after microwaving it took lil more longer to cook ....but that's nothing when compared to amazing combination of potatoes and lauki....nice job priya and thanks !!!! i will try it again for sure

  3. i would rather fry lauki n aaloo first and then cook the dish on low heat for longer time, rather thsn boiling it

  4. Yes you can fry lauki n aaloo first and then cook the dish on low heat for longer time, rather than boiling it and I think it would taste better also but I bet frying (instead of boiling) will take more oil. For people looking to avoid oil, I will go with Priya's way of cooking this recipe.