Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lauki Muthia Curry / Bottle Gourd Steamed Cake Curry

As I am hosting January's Veggie/ Fruit A Month- Bottle gourd event, I am sharing third bottle gourd recipe of this month..we all are having lots of bottle gourd in one form or the other and no body is complaining..what a relief. I have been making different kinds of dishes with bottle gourd and my DH and daughter are relishing them. In most of the dishes I have disguised bottle gourd and its working..yay.

After making bottle gourd steamed cakes I was left with lots of leftovers so I made a curry with yoghurt gravy, something like gatte ki subzi ( check for that recipe at mharo rajasthan). I made the curry with loads of spring onions and it was super delicious.


Leftover bottle gourd steamed cake/ lauki muthia- Around 15 pieces
Yoghurt- 1/2 Cup beaten
Spring Onions- 3 
Tomatoes- 2 big (grind and make a paste)
Paste of 2 green chillies and 1 inch ginger piece
Oil- 2 Tbsp
Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds- 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida- A pinch
Red Chilli powder- 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder- 1 Tsp
Salt- To Taste
Water- 1 1/2 Cup


Heat oil in a wok and add asafoetida, mustard and cumin seeds. Once the seeds splutter add in spring onions, ginger and green chilli paste and sauté. Now add in tomato paste along with turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and fry till the mixture is cooked nicely. Now add in well beaten curd and keep stirring till the mixture comes to a boil. Add in water and bring mixture to boil. Keep Check seasoning and add in the muthias/ steamed cakes and let it boil again so that all the flavours are soaked in by the steamed cakes. If the curry is too thick then little more water can be added to thin the gravy. Serve the curry hot with any Indian flat bread like naan, rotis or parathas.

Sending this to my own event veggie/ fruit a month- bottlegourd, brainchild of Priya.
Linking to Cooking with leftovers- kitchen chronicles, an event by Kalyani hosted by Veena.
Also linking to Let's cook with leftovers at Simply Food.


  1. che meraviglia, complimenti! un bacio :)

  2. Wat a super tempting curry, definitely a leftover magic..

  3. Wonderful way of using leftover muthiyas. Makes a good side dish for rotis.
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  4. A very innovative and delicious use of leftover muthias.

  5. Mow I know what to do without he bottle gourd sitting in my fridge and my husband is a true rajasthani so he is going to love it the gate ki curry style :)

  6. Delicious! Wish you a very happy new year Raji.

  7. Unique and innovative recipe. Looks yummy and delicious.

  8. delicious,healthy and flavorful curry....yum...yum...

  9. YUMMO..Thanks for the recipe..This looks mouthwatering..I have bookmarked it..


  10. very inviting curry !! looks delicious !! Thanks for letting me know about the event !! will send you my entry !!

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  11. yummy and delicious!....looks very good!

  12. very delicious curry, liked the recipe..

  13. Delicious curry Raji! Photography - great ! :) Hope you had a great start year 2012!

  14. oh looks delicious :) haven't bought lauki in a while!

  15. Such a delicious & inviting curry!!!
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  16. Awesome pictures!! A friend of mine asked me recently for recipe for yoghurt gravy, so I'll send her link to your curry. :)

  17. Aha those cakes can make their way to a main course too. That's so amazing. Great recipe dear.

  18. beautiful pictures & the narration makes me drool... :-)

  19. What a way to use up leftovers! This is a beautiful and scrumptious curry, and love your photos :)

  20. Simply loved your dark toned first image and that chopped spring onion bunch. You rock!

  21. thank you very much for being my follower! I'm your follower too.
    It's a pleasure to read your blog! read you soon! kisses :)

  22. The first photo is awesome and I'm a sucker for dark toned images.Lovely!

  23. Looks DELICIOUS, Raji! and happy hosting dear!

  24. Wow what an innovative way to use up muthias. Thanks for sending it to let's cook with left overs event at


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