Lauki (Indian Bottle Guard) with Flax Seeds

Lauki with Flax seeds

A wonderful healthy recipe of Indian bottle gourd and flax seeds.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian Cuisine.
Servings 2


  • 1/2 Lauki /Indian bottle gourd(finely chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp Flax seeds(dark or light)
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1/2 Tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 Tsp Oil of you choice
  • Salt according to the taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice (optional)


  • Peel Bottle Gourd or Lauki .Chop it very fine .
  • Take a pan .
  • Add oil to it .When its hot enough ,add fenugreek seeds and green chili.
  • Add Lauki /bottle gourd and do not let the fenugreek burn while crackling.
  • Add Salt and turmeric at this time .
  • Stir it nicely and cover with a lid.
  • Cook it on the medium/Low flame for 7-8 minute.Stir it few times in between.
  • Remover the lid once it cooked and water is dried up .Keep it on low flame.
  • Meanwhile take a small pan and heat it .
  • Once its hot enough add flax seed to it for dry roasting. Roast it till the aroma is released .It will take 2-3 minute depending on your pan's size.
  • Now grind this in a grinder or mortar pestle . Its not needed to be super fine ,but if you prefer that way ,you can certainly do it.
  • Mix this flax seed powder with cooked Lauki.
  • Pour lemon juice over it and mix well.
  • Your Flax seed Bottle Gourd /Lauki is ready to eat. Enjoy this healthy side with Rice ,dal .roti or paratha.

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