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Ghiya ki Sabzi

By: Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

Bottle gourd dish

Filed in Main Dishes

Serves 4 people

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Its so healthy. Ghiya has some amounts of Vitamins C and B complex and also a few protein varieties which you always want your children to have.


  • 1 medium size chopped in cubes Ghiya (aka Lauki/bottle gourd/Doodhi)
  • 1 Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 tsp. of Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. ginger (minced)
  • 1 small can of diced tomatoes and 1 tsp. of tomato sauce or paste
  • 1 tsp. of Red Chili powder
  • 1 tsp. of Turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1 tsp. of coriander powder/dhaniya powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup of chopped Cilantro/dhaniya leaves
  • Veg Oil



  1. Take non stick pan and add 3 tsp. of Veg Oil.
  2. Add cumin seeds.
  3. When cumin seeds splutter add onions and ginger.
  4. When onion turns golden brown add chopped ghiya and put the lid on for for atleast 5 minutes.
  5. When Ghiya turn little bit softens add tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  6. Add chili, turmeric and coriander powder.
  7. Stir by adding 1 cup of water and simmer it for five more minutes.
  8. Now add Salt.
  9. Let  Ghiya to cook for five minutes.
  10. Garnish with Coriander Leaves and serve with Hot Roti’s or Parantha. 

Latest Comments

By Srinidhi Laxman on 7/30/2010 4:33:00 AM

Hi chitra, easy and great recipe. I always had a mind block in cooking doodhi. Turned out really well. Thanks

By rinki on 11/13/2008 3:15:00 AM

i like ghiya very much, pls post more recipes of ghiya, you this recipes is very good and easy to cook

By Kavita on 9/9/2008 10:17:00 PM

Ur recipe looks impressive and this is same what my mother use to cook for me...thanks a lot Chitra


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