Bottle Gourd Squash with Tomato and Fenugreek Leaves

Lauki Methi

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660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

Fenugreek’s perfumed bitterness is a perfect match to the juicy pieces of tender squash in this easy-to-make curry. Because of its subtle tastes, I often find myself using fewer herbs and spices when I cook this squash.


  • pounds bottle gourd squash (see box)
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric


  1. Cut off and discard the stem and heel ends of the squash. Peel the squash with a vegetable peeler and cut it in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and the surrounding spongy mass with a spoon or a melon baller, creating firm-fleshed, pale green squash “boats.” Cut the squash boats into 1-inch pieces and place them in a medium-size bowl. Add the turmeric and toss to coat t