How to Make Lau’er Bakol Bhaji/Frying Bottle Gourd Skin #273

Bottle gourd/Lau is one such vegetable whose every part is used in cooking… When you make bottle gourd curry/lau ghonto, save the skin of the bottle gourd (Lau’er Bakol) for stir frying them. It tastes amazing with plain rice/roti. This is a vegetarian/vegan recipe and good for health.

Things you need

  1. Bottle gourd skin / Lau’er Bakol (2 cup, chopped)
  2. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds/ Nigella seeds
  3. 2 tbsp vegetable oil/ mustard oil
  4. 4 green chilies
  5. 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  6. 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  7. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  8. Salt


No prior preparation is required for this dish.


  1. Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds/Nigella seeds.
  2. Finely chop the skin of bottle gourd. And stir fry with salt and turmeric powder.
  3. If the fry becomes too dry, add a splash of water and cook for few more minutes with lid on.
  4. Once it is cooked through, sprinkle sugar(optional) and chopped coriander leaves.

Lau’er Bakol Bhaji is ready. Have it with roti/plain rice.

Roti with lentil soup(dal), potato fry, bottle gourd skin fry(Lau’er Bakol Bhaji)

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