Bottle Gourd Kadhi

Bottle Gourd Kadhi

A light quick and simple kadhi. This is a thin and light consistency compared to the Punjabi version. It is traditionally made with vegetables in the south over pakoras. 


  • 1 1/2-2 tbsp of refined oil
  • 1/2 kg curd (used home made curd)
  • 1 1/2 tsp of besan (chickpeas flour)
  • 1/2 of a big bottle gourd (cut into big cubes with the skin)
  • 1 onion (chopped into big cubes)
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • Few slitted green chillies to taste
  • 6-10 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp whole cumin 


For the curd :

  • Add salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and besan to the curd and whip it in a mixer grinder or juicer to get a smooth consistency and keep aside .

For the bottle gourd :

  • Put the cut bottle gourd in a pressure cooker with 1 cup of water and pinch of salt 
  • Place the lid and weight of the pressure cooker and cook on medium heat for 1 whistle then lower the flame completely and cook for 5 minutes .
  • Switch off the heat and set aside to allow the pressure cooker to release pressure.
  • Carefully open once all the pressure has been released
  • Keep aside and do not drain the water .

For the kadhi :

  • Warm the oil in a kadhai or pan 
  • Add the mustard seeds and whole cummin
  • When it starts spluttering, add the chopped ginger, slitted green chillies and the chopped onions cubes and stir for a few minutes
  • Lower the heat and slowly add the curd to the kadhai stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
  • Mix in the 1/2 tsp turmeric powder followed by 6-10 curry patta leaves
  • Add 1/2 cup of water slowly while continuously stirring the kadhi
  • Add the cooked bottle gourd and the remaining water in the cooker, to the kadhi 
  • Taste the kadhi for salt and add as desired 
  • Let the kadhi cook for 5 minutes.
  • Switch of the flame and serve with rice 

If you are on the new reboot programs, this recipe is also in the app.

Under "sim's family recipes"


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published