Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable)

Doodhi is a very tasty and versatile veggie, which absorbs the flavours that it is cooked with. Unfortunately, many people tend to think that doodhi is bland.

Here is a lip-smacking recipe that will change your mind. Supported by an apt combination of spice powders and pastes, bottle gourd morphs into a delicious Doodhi Subzi, which is sure to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

Serve with Phudine ki Roti and your favourite Raitas / Kachumber for a healthy and satisfying meal.

Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable)

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Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable) recipe - How to make Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  2. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the doodhi, sugar, ginger green chilli paste, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Add the coriander-cumin seeds powder, coriander and lemon juice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy72 cal
Protein0.4 g
Carbohydrates8.6 g
Fiber3.1 g
Fat4 g
Cholesterol0.1 mg
Sodium3.7 mg


Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable)
 on 18 Sep 21 10:52 PM

Tasted like south Indian sorakaya (lauki) pulusu.
Tarla Dalal
20 Sep 21 03:34 PM
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Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable)
 on 12 Oct 20 10:22 PM

Such a fabulous way to use the bottle gourd. The dish works very well stewed with pan seared chicken; a very comforting dish for the fall. If you, like me, are not familiar with the bottle gourd as an ingredient, then this is the perfect way to get acquainted. I will be seeking out a good market to find bottle gourd now in the NYC area!
Tarla Dalal
13 Oct 20 09:30 AM
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Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable)
 on 20 Jun 20 06:21 PM

Simple yet tasty and obviously healthy.
Tarla Dalal
01 Jul 20 09:45 AM
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Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable)
 on 02 Dec 15 03:04 PM

i dont like bottle gourd much but this recipe is like wow. I loved it. It is lemony in taste. And doodhi does not actually taste like doodhi. It tastes really really nice. Also the cumin seeds have a very strong and delicious flavour.