Everyday home food need not be mundane and boring.. the bottle gourd (doodhi) has been given a yummy           twist with a bit of vegan cream.


  • 2 cups ½ inch pieces of bottle gourd


  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1/ 2 tsp methi seeds
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1 green chilli
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tbsp cashew cream
  • Rock salt to taste
  • 1 onion, finely chopped


  1. Steam bottle gourd with sufficient water in a deep pan for 5-6 minutes.
  2. For tempering, heat a pan, roast mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal, urad dal, methi seeds, dried red chilli, green chilli, asafoetida till fragrant.
  3. Add turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. Set aside onion adding salt till it starts to leave water, add this to another hot pan and roast till it starts to change the colour.
  5. Mix cashew cream with some water and set aside.
  6. Add tempering and cashew mixture and cook for 2 minutes.

Serves 4

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