Lauki Ki Puri -- Bottle gourd Fritters

Lauki/bottle gourd can be called as summer squash from india. It is used as coolant in summer and we make curry, Dal cha, puri's and even we cook along with lamb, it tastes great in any form. If you have checked my previous post Dal Cha using courgette, where Lauki is replaced with courgette.
Coming to todays post it is a tea time snack or a starter. This is mouth watering snack which is crispy on the edges and soft in the middle. I personally love this snack which my mom used to make when we have lot of stock of gourds at home. Its easy to make and it will be wiped up when you serve. You can add other veggies like carrots, cabbage and so on but i like this all alone.
I tried making a video for this but it was a disaster attempt because holding a camera with hand and doing with other hand is a hard task. Some how managed to have a small clip. Next time if i record something then i should make use of some helping hand or buy a tripod to hold the camera. ha ha ha. 

Level: Moderate 
Total time: 30-45 mins
Makes: 12-15
1 cup = 240 ml


Lauki/Bottle gourd: 200gm (1 1/2 cup grated)
Rice Flour: 1/2 cup
Chilli paste: 1/2 teaspoon
Grated Ginger: 1 teaspoon
Cumin Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon(to taste)
Oil for frying 


Wash Lauki and grate it and discard the center part which contains seeds.
Add rest of the ingredients except oil. And knead it to a dough. If the dough is too sticky then add rice flour (2-3 tablespoons). The dough will be sticky but we will be able to make small dough balls.
Take a plastic paper, rub oil on it and place the dough ball and make a circle shape using your fingers. 
Check here for the video making.
Heat up the oil, it should be on medium heat. Lift the plastic paper and slightly peel off the fritter and place it in oil and fry both sides golden brown.  


  • Make sure the oil be on medium heat all through frying.
  • You can make the fritters on the left palm and flatten it using your right hand fingers. But i personally prefer the plastic surface for making the fritters, as it is easy to lift the fritters from the surface and drop in to the oil.
  • Lauki will leave water so no need of adding any water to form a dough.

Wanna try....let set go....


  1. my mom used to make them, oh man! miss them so much. Now i am craving them.

    1. even its mine childhood favourite dear..they are just mouthwatering


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