17th June 2024

Goan Dudhi Bhaji

Goan Dudhi Bhaji

A simple way to cook the bottle gourd, this vegetable can be eaten with chappatis or served as a side dish with rice. The Goan dudhi bhaji is a vegetable that is eaten by Goans very regularly, healthy and simple.

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 10 Mins.

Cooking Time: 18 to 20 Mins.


  • Tender Bottle Gourd – 1 piece (600 gms.)
  • Onions (finely chopped) – 2 small
  • Tomato (finely chopped) – ½ small
  • Green Chillies (slit) – 2
  • Coconut (grated) – 1bsp.
  • Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp.
  • Turmeric – ½ tsp.
  • Sugar – 1 tsp.
  • Oil – 2 tsp.
  • Salt 1 tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Peel the outer skin of the gourd and cut it into 2 cm. rings. Cut the rings into small pieces.

Step 2:     Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and when they splutter, add the onion and sauté for a minute or two till light pink on medium heat. Next add the tomatoes and sauté for a further 2 minutes.

Step 3:     Add the chopped gourd and mix well. Put in all the other ingredients except the coconut and mix well. Cover the pan with a deep lid and put some water on the lid. Cook the gourd on low heat for 12 to 15 minutes.

Making of Goan Dudhi / Bottle Gourd Bhaji
Making of Goan Dudhi / Bottle Gourd Bhaji

Step 4:     Later check if the gourd is tender and sprinkle the coconut on it and keep it covered for another 2 minutes before serving.

Making of Goan Dudhi / Bottle Gourd Bhaji

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