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Lauka ko Tarkari

posted Jul 25, 2012, 5:11 PM by Weall Nepali

Bottle Gourd Curry

Lauka is called calabash in English and it is widely known as the bottle gourd. Many people love Lauka curry. For them this is a new way to cook Lauka. And for them who never tried it or did not like it before, try this way, you may like it.

lauka ko tarkari
How to make Lauka Ko Tarkari 




Lauka -1 
Potato- 2 
Curd – 1 cup 
Cumin powder-1 teaspoon
Coriander powder-1 teaspoon
Red chili powder-1 teaspoon
Salt-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder –1/2 teaspoon
Bay leaf – 3 
Onion – 1 
Tomato puree -1tablespoon 
Oil -2 teaspoon
Fenugreek seed- ½ teaspoon
Thyme seed -1/2 teaspoon


Finely wash and cut your lauka and potato in the shape you desire

Cut onion into desired shape (I prefer small pieces)

In a bowl add all the vegetables 

Add curd salt and other spices mix well (it smells really good)

Let it marinate for whole night

In the morning heat a pan 

Add about ½ table spoon oil and add fenugreek seed and thyme seed

When they turn golden brown add the marinated mixture cover it 

Stir and cook mixture for about 15 minutes in low flame (I prefer cooking it in pressure cooker with one whistle)

You know the lauka is done when thick gravy forms and smells really good

This type of lauka tastes good with roti !