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Lauki Ki Vadi | Besan Lauki Ka Nashta

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Lauki Ki Vadi | Besan Lauki Ka Nashta

Simple veg snack using bottle gourd.

  • Suitable for vegetarian

Easy Steamed Snack just like Kothambir Vadi.

  • 40 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



Lauki Ki Vadi 


For Badi

Bottle gourd, grated (लौकी) – 3 cups

Salt (नमक) – to taste

Asafoetida (हींग) – ½ tsp 

Cumin, pounded (जीरा) – 2 tsp 

Coriander seeds, pounded (कुट्टा धनिया) – 2 tbsp

Ginger, chopped (अदरक) – 1 tbsp

Green chilli, chopped (हरि मिर्च) – 1-2 nos 

Turmeric (हल्दी) – ½ tsp

Chilli powder (लाल मिर्च पाउडर) – 1½ tsp 

Garam masala (गरम मसाला) – ½ tsp 

Sesame, roasted (भुना तिल)  – 3 tbsp (optional)

Coriander, chopped (ताज़ा धनिया) – ½ cup  

Kasoori methi leaves (कसूरी मेथी) – 1 tbsp

Lemon, medium (नींबू) – 1 no

Rice flour (चावल का आटा)  – ¼ cup 

Gram Flour (बेसन) – 1 cup

Water (पानी) – 1-2 tbsp (if required) 

Oil (तेल) – for basting

Oil (तेल) – for frying 

Fried green chillies (तली हरि मिर्च) – handful

Chaat masala (चाट मसाला) – to taste


Note the square mold used is 7”x7”x2” (inches)



To prepare lauki vadi, start by peeling the lauki and cutting it into large chunks. Then, grate it using the larger side of the box grater. After grating, add salt, hing, kuta jeera, kuta dhaniya, chopped ginger, turmeric powder, chopped green chillies, chilli powder, garam masala, roasted sesame, chopped coriander, kasoori methi, lemon juice, rice flour, and besan.


Mix everything together with your hands for 2-3 minutes. This will allow the water from lauki to come out. Once it is ready the mixture will resemble a thick pouring paste. I am using a square mold 7inchesx7inches and of 2inches height to steam this vadi. Lightly gease the mold with oil and pour the mixture in it. Spread it evenly and then place it in a steamer for 18-20 minutes.


Once done the mixture should firm up. Carefully remove the mold from teh steamer and then run a knife along the sides to loosen it. Then upturn the mold on to a chopping board to remold it. Cut into equal size squares once it is still warm.
Heat a pan and pour some oil. Gently fry the lauki vadi on medium heat till crisp on all sides. You can also deep fry them. Once fried sprinkle chaat masala on top generously and serve it with fried green chillies.

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