Bottle Gourd Thoran Recipe

South Indian recipe of Lauki/ash gourd/ghia with mustard seeds and spiced coconut
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Recipe / food styling / photography by - Sunayana Gupta





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Bottle gourd thoran is a very healthy and traditional South Indian preparation of ash gourd. This can be easily made for a quick lunch or dinner and relished with phulkas and rice along with a dal or curry on side. Ash gourd also known as ‘Lauki’ or ‘Ghia’ in most places is a power house of minerals.  In this recipe we have added least amount of spices and cooked it with a simple seasoning of mustard seeds, curry leaves, lentils and freshly grated coconut.

Did you know, Ayurveda recommends the consumption of cooked lauki for better digestion. Besides, lauki juice is very useful for weight loss!



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Bottle Gourd Thoran

Bottle gourd thoran is a very healthy and traditional South Indian preparation of ash gourd. This can be easily made for a quick lunch or dinner and relished with phulkas and rice along with a dal or curry on side.

Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes

Category : Dry Vegetables
Cuisine :
Servings : 4 servings

Author : Sunayana Gupta

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Recipe Ingredients

  • Bottle gourd (Lauki/ghia) – 1 medium
  • Garlic (Minced) – 2-3 pods
  • Ginger (Chopped) – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – 5-7
  • Chana dal – 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dal – 1 teaspoon
  • Dry red chilly – 1
  • Red chilly powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Freshly grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – To taste
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

How to make Bottle Gourd Thoran

  • Peel the bottle gourd and cut in bite size pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add dry chilly, mustard seeds, curry leaves and lentils. Saute till the lentils turn pink and the spices give a nice aroma.
  • Add ginger, minced garlic and sauté till the raw smell goes.
  • To this add the bottle gourd pieces and red chilly powder. Give a nice stir. Sprinkle some water and cover the pan with a lid. Simmer on low to medium flame for 10 -12 minutes.
  • Season with salt and add freshly grated coconut. Mix and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat.

Bottle gourd thoran is now ready. Do not miss to check our serving suggestion given above.





About Sunayana Gupta

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