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lauki mangodi sabzi
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lauki mangodi ki sabzi

Lauki Mangodi ki sabzi-Bottle gourd cooked with dried lentil nuggets /Vadi - a specialty from Uttar Pradesh
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: lauki, lauki mangodi sabzi, mangodi
Servings: 4 person
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 600 gms Bottle Gourd / Lauki
  • 3/4 cup Moong daal mangodi
  • 1 cup Tomato / Tamatar
  • 2 Green chili/hari mirch
  • 1.5 tsp Ginger / Adrak
  • 3/4 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 4 tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya
  • to taste Salt / Namak

Tempering/ tadka/waghar

  • 3 tbsp Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee *
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 2 Dried Red Chilli, Whole


  • Wash ,peel and chop the bottle gourd in small pieces.
  • Heat ghee in the pressure cooker and add cumin,whole red chili and the mangodi and saute on medium heat till become golden in color.
  • Now add green chili ,tomato and asafoetida and the spices- salt,red chili powder,turmeric,coriander powder and mix well.
  • Add water to cover the vegetable mix( approx. 1 inch above the level,or you can add more or less water as per your preference)
  • Now pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles or till it cooked well and bottle gourd become soft.
  • Open the cooker and add chopped ginger and give it a boil.
  • Add lemon juice and fresh coriander and mix well.
  • Serve hot with chapati or jeera rice.