Zeera Lauki (Bottle gourd with Cumin Curry)

Bottle gourd (Lauki) is a rich source of nutrients like fiber, iron and Vitamin C. This vegetable is indeed healthy and can be used in many vegetarian and non- vegetarian dishes.

Today’s special “Zeera Lauki” is simple and easy to cook with minimal ingredients handy at home.


  • Lauki (Bottle gourd) 500 gm chopped
  • Tomato 2 medium chopped
  • Zeera (Cumin) seeds ½ tsp
  • Haldi (Turmeric) ¼ tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp or according to taste
  • Red chili powder ½ tsp
  • Red chili 1-2
  • Oil 1 tbsp


  • Heat oil in the kadhai (Fry pan) and add zeera (cumin) seeds with red chili and let it crackle
  • Now add Lauki, salt, haldi, red chili powder and mix well
  • Cover the kadhai with a lid and let it cook for 5 minutes in low heat, keep stirring in a little while
  • Check if the Lauki is soft then add tomatoes and cook in low heat
  • In 5-10 minutes the tomatoes would turn soft
  • Mix the tomatoes well with Lauki and remove from the heat
  • Serve hot with Parathas!!