Stuffed Lauki

I know I know you might wonder how come I have made my new recipe post here. You know I am not able to make up my mind in blogspot purely because of the image size restrictions. The image gets cropped to a certain size itself unless I calculate it manually which I google’d and found on the web and change some html. I hate doing that every time. If there is any other way, I would love to know about it and welcome your suggestions. Having said that, have you ever had entire roasted lauki (doodhi) stuffed with yummy potato & spices? Here is an entirely new recipe for you to try and I promise that it tastes too good.

Whole roasted lauki with aloo stuffing

Recipe: (for 4 people)

1 medium size lauki
4 medium size aloo
1 medium onion
1 tsp of ginger garlic paste
Red chili powder as per taste
2 tsp dhania powder
1 tsp garam masala powder (optional)
1 tsp amchur powder
1 green chili finely chopped or per taste
Salt per taste
3 tsp oil

Peel the skin of lauki. Cut away the ends and then insert a knife. Go around and scoop out the center for stuffing and save it. Follow the same procedure on the other end also until the entire center is scooped so that the lauki looks hollow like a cylinder. Blanch the whole lauki in hot water for a few minutes until a little tender. Boil and mash aloo. In a pan add 2 tsp oil and add the onions, ginger garlic paste and saute. Add the scooped out lauki, sprinkle some water, cover it with a lid and let it cook. then add the aloo and spices and mix all well together. Let it cool and then stuff this filling inside the lauki. In a non-stick pan add the remaining oil and place this stuffed lauki, cover it with a lid making sure you turn it every side after crisping and when the skin turns golden brown. You can also bake it in the oven. Slice it and enjoy it with roti.

Stuffed lauki with aloo stuffing

This entry was posted in Lauki(Bottle Gourd), Vegetables and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

27 Responses to Stuffed Lauki

  1. PRG says:

    went through your blog ..very interesting I say… Shall I give a link in my blog….

  2. parita says:

    Wow whole stuffed lauki sounds wonderful, never stuffed lauki before, nice click too!!

  3. Sonu says:

    Hi…it’s totally new to me. Sound interesting.:)

    • 365DaysVeg says:

      Thanks a bunch Sonu. Yea, it was the first time for me too and we all loved it and I hope the same from you.

  4. Vaishali says:

    Priya, I just love this dish. The idea of a lauki stuffed with aloo sounds perfectly mouthwatering. I am always buying bottle gourd but once I get it home I usually end up making the same old subzi. I have to try it this way the next time. Beautiful.

  5. Vaishali says:

    The deadline for IAVW British is July 31, so you still have over a week. Looking forward to seeing what you cook up! 🙂

  6. Mythreyi says:

    All your recipes are great and nice pics too…

  7. Dolon says:

    Very nice & interesting recioe … I make stuffed potato & bell papper ,but never stuffed lauki .. Will surely try next time ….

  8. Harry Vijayakumar says:


    This is Harry. This is the only way I could find to contact you. Looking forward to talking to you.


  9. Riya says:

    Wow..What an idea Sirji(Madam ji)!!!

  10. Riya says:

    Hi tried this recipe today and my first attempt with lauki. But I have a question, scooped out lauki is just seeds right? Plz don’t mind if this question is silly 🙂

    Also, the skin was a bit hard for me to scrap/peel.Is that normal or my lauki is matured?

    • 365DaysVeg says:

      Riya, Glad that you tried the recipe. The skin can be peeled by a knife. Yes it is a little thick, so run your knife to peel the skin until you see the white flesh. As for as scooping is concerned, just scoop enough so that there is room to stuff. And no, it’s not a silly question by any means. I am sorry that I was not so clear in my recipe post. Will try to do a better job. btw, your name is one letter short of mine 🙂

      • Riya says:

        Hi Priya
        Oh don’t be sorry.All your pictures speak up for themselves 🙂

        Well, y’day also my hubby was all praise for my new attempt though I couldn’t reach ur standard(bench-mark).So I have made it a point that if it has to be a new recipe, then it would definitely be yours.Cheers!!

      • 365DaysVeg says:

        So you knew my name 🙂 Check out my next recipe which I will be posting in a day or two.

      • Riya says:

        No Priya.I just went thro’ previous comments and from Vaishali’s comment, I found ur name :-))

      • 365DaysVeg says:

        Sweet 🙂

  11. Priya says:

    Was googling a recipe for poha and found your blog. U have such interesting, unusual recipes like this one. I look forward to trying some of them.

  12. Krishnaveni says:

    I have tried this recipe and came out very well…. Thanks for the recipe..:)
    U have very good collection of recipes… sure I will try some other recipes too…..

  13. Amit Sharma says:

    Great recipe… turned out to be very well. Had cooked as a Sunday surprise for my wife 🙂

    • 365DaysVeg says:

      Amit, thanks so much for sharing your comments. I am happy that your wife was pleasantly surprised… wow, you must be a good cook and have a passion for cooking

  14. Ruchi says:

    Interesting…was totally bored up by making same old Sabji….will try soon…thanks for sharing n encouraging new ideas….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s