Bharwa Lauki Recipe - Stuffed Bottle Gourd

Delicious and perfect for your weekday meals, made with lauki and stuffed with paneer Bharwa Lauki Recipe can be served along with Tawa paratha and a raita of your choice. You can also pack it in your Lunch Box.

Madhuri Aggarwal
Bharwa Lauki Recipe - Stuffed Bottle Gourd
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Bharwa Lauki is a stuffed gravy dish which is prepared with the combination of creamy gravy and stuffed paneer bhurji. You can give this recipe a try as it is an easy way to make your family eat a regular vegetable with a twist and this recipe will definitely change your view to Bottle gourd. Who knows it may beat any of your favourite recipes? 

Serve the Bharwa Lauki along with Lahsuni Palak Dal, Palak Raita and Phulka for an everyday meal.

If you like this, you can also try other Stuffed Recipes like

  1. Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe
  2. Paneer Stuffed Bhindi Recipe
  3. Bharwa Bhindi Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 1 Bottle gourd (lauki)
  • 2 Onions , chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 4 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 3 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • For Paneer Bhurji(stuffing)
  • 1 cup Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) , cumin seeds 
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , finely chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh cream

How to make Bharwa Lauki Recipe - Stuffed Bottle Gourd

  1. To begin making the Bharwa Lauki Recipe, we will first prepare the stuffing of Paneer Bhurji.

  2. In a deep pan, heat a tablespoon of oil and add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Now add the chopped onions and sauce it till they become soft and transparent.

  3. Once it is done, add the capsicum, crumbled paneer, salt, coriander powder, red chilly flakes and mix it properly. Cook it for 1-2 minutes more and set it aside to cool down.

  4. The next step is to make the stuffed Lauki.

  5. Firstly, peel the bottle gourd and boil it in a large vessel with a tablespoon of salt and let it boil till the gourd is properly cooked. The vessel should be big enough to hold the full gourd.

  6. Now let the gourd cool down. Once it is done, cut the ends of gourds to remove the pith inside it using a long spoon or a fork. 

  7. Heat 2 tablespoon oil on a pan and place the hollow gourd on it. Cook it till the skins turns brown and it crisps up. Keep turning the gourd until it is golden brown from all the sides.

  8. Now fill the paneer bhurji in the bottle gourd and slice it into 1 inch thick slices. After cutting it into thick slices, place the slices back on the pan to cook. Cook them till the both the sides turn brown.

  9. The final step is to make the creamy gravy.

  10. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add the chopped onion till they become soft.

  11. Now add the chopped tomatoes and sauce till they are properly cooked. Once it is done, add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt to taste, the leftover bhurji and the pith of the gourd that you  have kept aside. Cook them properly.

  12. Once their starts separating, use a hand blender and make a paste of the mixture in the pan itself. Now add 1 cup of water and let it cook for a couple of minutes.

  13. Add sugar, kasoori methi and slices of the gourd and boil it till the gravy thicken and garnish it with the chopped coriander leaves and cream.

  14. Serve the Bharwa Lauki along with Lahsuni Palak DalPalak Raita and Phulka for an everyday meal.