Lauki Yakhni Recipe - Bottle Gourd In Yogurt Gravy

Lauki Yakhni, a delicious Bottle Gourd curry which is cooked in yogurt gravy. Serve this delicious curry along with Tawa Paratha and Aamras for your everyday meals.

Karthika Gopalakrishnan
Lauki Yakhni Recipe - Bottle Gourd In Yogurt Gravy
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Lauki Yakhini Recipe is a yogurt based gravy. This gravy is different from other gravy as they don't contain garlic or onion. Lauki Yakhini Recipe Kashmiri dish where yogurt serves as the main ingredient. The gravy gets its flavor through cardamom and cloves. The dish is not too spicy and has very mild flavors. You can also try Yakhini with bitter gourd and cauliflower.

Serve Lauki Yakhni Recipe along with Aamras and Tawa Paratha for an everyday meal. You can also pack this for your Lunch Box.

You may also like to try other Lauki recipes, try them at home and enjoy with your family:

  1. Lauki Bharta Recipe
  2. Lauki Kofta Recipe
  3. Lauki Tamatar Ki Subzi Recipe

Cuisine: Awadhi
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Cast Iron Tawa/ Flat Skillet
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

35 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 1 Bottle gourd (lauki)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 2-3 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 3-4 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Mustard oil
  • Salt , as required

How to make Lauki Yakhni Recipe - Bottle Gourd In Yogurt Gravy

  1. To begin with the Lauki Yakhini Recipe, let's first cut lauki (bottle gourd) into small cubes.

  2. Heat half a tablespoon oil in a tawa. place the lauki in the tawa and let them fry until they are tender and brown. Once done keep them aside. 

  3. Add some more oil in the same pan and add cloves, cinnamon stick, carom seeds and saute until nice aroma comes out of it.

  4. Now bring down the flame and add water, bring the water to boiling point. 

  5. As the water boils add the lauki pieces, dry ginger powder, fennel powder, asafoetida and combine them well.

  6. Now take the yogurt in a bowl and whisk them and add to the Lauki (bottle gourd)

  7. Cook in medium flame until the curry becomes thick saucy consistency. Add required amount of salt and simmer the curry for a minute.

  8. Taste the gravy and if you feel it needs some more salt add them. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

  9. Serve Lauki Yakhni Recipe along with Aamras and Tawa Paratha for an everyday meal. You can also pack this for your Lunch Box.