Lauki (Bottle gourd) Tikki

Lauki tikki sounds so unusual right? But it tastes absolutely spot on. Serve it to your family and even your guests and everybody will absolutely love it.

Honestly I like most people found lauki (bottle gourd ) to be a borring vegetable but this recipe has certainly changed my perspective, and I’m pretty sure that it will change your perspective too.

You serve these tikkis with tomato ketchup, mint chutney, salsa,tomato – onion salad, tawa pulao, or with plain rice and dal. You can also serve it as an evening snack with tea or coffee.

Let’s begin :-


  • Bottle gourd – 1
  • Soaked channa dal – 1 cup
  • Cinnamon small – small piece
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Whole Pepper – 5
  • Dry red chilli – 1
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Mint leaves – handful
  • Corriander leaves – handful
  • Chaat masala – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Bread crumbs – accordingly
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as per your taste
  • Water – as per your requirement


  • Peal the bottle gourd and cut it into small pieces, omitting the center part of it.
  • Then in a pan add the chopped bottle gourd, soaked channa dal, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, dry red chilli, chopped Ginger and garlic pieces, chopped green chilli pieces and water.
  • Close the pan with a lid.
  • Let it cook till all the water is absorbed and till the dal is cooked.
  • Let it cool down completely.
  • Grind it in a mixer, until it becomes a smooth paste.
  • Transfer the mixture in a bowl and add salt, Chaat masala, garam masala, chopped Corriander leaves and mint leaves and bread crumbs.
  • Mix it gently.
  • Roll the dough into small balls.
  • Shallow fry / Deep fry and serve hot.

Tips and tricks:-

  • Make sure that there is no moisture in the dough.
  • You can certainly adjust the spice level by adding more or less chillies according to your preference.

Make sure to like and comment your opinion in the comments section below as it always encourages me.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Wonderful after-school snack! Looks so delicious that nobody could feel it is made using bottle gourd.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much, I made it the other day and nobody was ready to agree that I had used bottle gourd

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Jyo says:

    Definitely a WINNER recipe Shifa๐Ÿ‘

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much Jyo for your appreciation ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sandhya says:

    What a yummy recipe Shifa! The tikki looks mouthwatering!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. You made bottle gourd so tasty that everyone would love to give it a try!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet compliment ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 2 people

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