• Prep Time 30-40 minutes
  • Cook Time 25-30 minutes
  • Serving For People
  • Difficulty Intermediate, Medium

Recipe Description

Description: Perfect Vegetarian recipe for Lunch, Cook with chef Harpal Singh, Shahi Bharva Lauki Recipe, Royal Stuffed Bottle Gourd Recipe.


Lauki (bottle gourd )  – 1

Turmeric powder  – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1 tsp

For fillings

Oil – 2 Tbsp

Ginger Chopped  – 1 Tbsp

Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Green Chilli Chopped – 2

Boil potato mashed- 1 big

Green Peas crushed – 1 cup

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp

Coriander Powder-  1 Tbsp

Red Chili Powder – 1/2 tsp

Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp

Potatoe Boiled –  1 large

Paneer Grated – 1/2 cup

Khoya –  2 Tbsp

for gravy

Oil – 3 Tbsp

Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Ginger chopped – 1 Tbsp

Garlic chopped  – 1 Tbsp

Onions chopped – 2 large

Tomatoes chopped – 2 large

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp

Red Chili powder-  1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 Tbsp

Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

Yogurt – 1/4 cup

Khoya – 1/4 cup

Salt to taste

Red Chili powder – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder a pinch

Grated Paneer for Garnish



Step 1: Peel the Bottle Gourd

Step 2: cut into half and remove the center part of it.

Step 3: Add Turmeric powder in a boiling water.

Step4: add salt, add Bottle Gourd and let it boil till its get soft.

Step5: Cover it and cook for 6to 8mins

step 6: chop the scooped out part of  Bottle Gourd and keep it aside.

Step 7: Remove the  Bottle Gourd, keep aside in bowl.

Step 8:To prepare filling, add oil in a pan, add ginger chopped, cumin seeds saute it, add green chilli.

Step 9: Add the scooped out part of the Bottle Gourd

Step10: Add green peas, salt, turmeric powder, Corainder powder, Red chilli powder, Cardamom Powder, Boil potato, paneer, add khoya grated.

Step 11: Mix it well, fill the filing in a Bottle Gourd and keep aside.

Step12: For gravy, add oil in a pan, add cumic seeds,  saute till the cumin is brown.

Step13: add ginger, add garlic, Saute till it gets brown.

Step 14: Add onions, saute till onions gets brown

Step15: Add tomatoes

Step 16: Add Salt, Turmeric powder, Red chilli Powder, Corainder powder, cumin powder, saute for 3to 4mins

Step 17: Add Yogurt, add khoya

Step 18: Remove the gravy in a bowl and keep aside.

step 19: Add the Bottle Gourd to a pan and grill

Step 20: add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder,

step 21: Flip and cook on both the sides.

Step 21 Add the gravy

Step 22: cut it into half

Step 23: Remove and plate the Bottle Gourd

Step 24: spread gravy on top, add paneer to garnish.

Step 25: Microwave for 1 minute.


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Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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