Lauki Badi Sabzi

Lauki Badi Sabzi

Lauki or bottle gourd is one of those vegetables which I started to like now, usually I settle myself with lauki dal a easy and quick way to include bottle gourd in our diet and sometimes the simple lauki sabji which does well with rice or roti.   I had half of bottle gourd with me I decided to add badi along to make a sabji, a wonderful combination results in a tasty side dish perfect for again rice or roti, sambar, rasam, dal.  If you don’t have badi/wadi with you replace it with soya chunks/meal maker something similar to lauki soya sabzi I posted before but this will be dry version, just remember to boil and squeeze water from soya chunks before using it.  So let’s check out our recipe of the day….

Ingredients for Lauki Badi Sabzi [Serves 3-4]

Bottle gourd/Lauki – 1 medium size [2 1/2 cups chopped]
Badi/Wadi – 1/2 cup
Tomato – 1 [ 1/2 Cups chopped]
Green Chilies – 5-6
Minced Ginger-garlic – 1/2 tbsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Seeds Powder – 1 tsp
Milk – 2 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Cilantro – 1 tbsp [chopped]
Water – Around 1/2 cup if required


1. Wash, peel, de-seed and chop bottle gourd in small pieces.  I make small pieces so it’s gets cooked faster and also I don’t like to bite on large pieces !
2. Wash and chop green chilies, tomato and cilantro.  Freshly mince garlic and ginger.

3. In a wok heat 1 tbsp oil add badi/wadi and sauté until golden brown in medium to slow heat, don’t do in high heat as it may get badi burnt.  Transfer into a bowl and keep aside.

~ As these badi is small & soft it will get cooked quickly so I didn’t soak them in water, if you going to use big or hard types badi/wadithen after frying in oil soak them in hot water until required to use in sabji/curry.

4. In the same wok add remaining oil, cumin seeds and allow to splutter. Add ginger garlic and green chilies & sauté until golden brown,  add chopped bottle gourd/lauki mix well.

5. Cook in medium flame for 8-10 minutes or until bottle gourd becomes soft, add turmeric and coriander seeds powder and mix.
6. Add tomato and cook for 2 minutes or until tomato gets mashed.

7. Now add fried badi/wadi, stir gently let it cook for a minute, add salt and stir.

8. Add milk and stir gently, cook for another 2 minutes until curry becomes dry and oil separates.  Garnish with cilantro and off flame.

Our lauki wadi sabzi is ready ...

Have a nice day ~~