(Bottle gourd/ Lauki in Tomato)

A simple, light and delicious recipe made with tomatoes, can be eaten with puri or roti or can be had just like that as a soup. We can easily substitute kaddu with any other vegetable like potato, turai.

1 cup Kaddu/ Lauki/ Bottle Gourd, cut in quarters
2 tomatoes
1 inch ginger
1 green chili
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
handful curry leaves
a pinch hing
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
2 cups water
coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Grind tomatoes, ginger and green chillies together.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker,add hing, mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them splutter. Add the curry leaves
  3. Reduce heat, add the coriander powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder. Cook for a minute taking care not to burn them.
  4. Add the tomatoes. Cook till the oil separates.
  5. Add the kaddu salt and water.
  6. Close the cooker, and cook till done about 2 whistles.
  7. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and boil or add water according to the required consistency. This is a very watery gravy but you can thicken it by boiling away the excess water.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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SASHREE said...

Hi medhaa,dats really a gr8 one dear..a very simple n good recipie.nice pic..by da way i redirected my blog address to sailu's feed site...i donno y no response from dat side..??is dis da way to redirect??

Dhivya said...

simple and delicious one medhaa!love to have with chappathi

Uma said...

looks so simple yet delicious.

Divya Vikram said...

looks really yummy Medhaa

Cham said...

Love the colour and looks delicious too :)

ms said...

really simple and versatile recipe medhaa!

Medhaa said...

Thank you so much everyone.

kamala said...

Looks very easy and yummy recipe medhaa

Meera said...

Delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing.

ANJALI J. said...


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