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Stuffed OPO Squash/Doodhi/Bottle Gourd

OPO Squash Stuffed with Paneer mixture.

Paneer Stuffed Lauki/Squash/Bottle Gourd is a classic side dish made by stuffing the bottle gourd with a mixture of paneer, onions, tomatoes and spices and then served with a rich and creamy tomato based gravy. Oh! Imagine a dish which is stuffed with paneer and served on a bed of creamy, classic, and spicy gravy. So YUMMY! Do try this healthy dish and comment on how you like it.


Nutrition Information of Key Ingredients

*Note: Nutrition information may vary slightly. Nutritional information is negligible for all other ingredients


Serving size: 3

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 minutes


  1. OPO Squash/Lauki/Bottle Gourd - 1 small size

  2. Oil - 2 tsp

  3. Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp

  4. Onions - 100 gms

  5. Tomato- 200 gms

  6. Ginger Garlic - 1.5 tsp

  7. Paneer - 100 gms

  8. Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp

  9. Chilli Powder - to taste

  10. Salt to taste

Method of preparation

Step 1 - Steam the Lauki/OPO squash/Bottle Gourd/Doodhi

  1. Peel the Squash

  2. Slit it in the center making sure you do not completely cut it

  3. Steam until cooked Al dente.

Step 2 - Make the stuffing

  1. In a wok, add oil, cumin seeds and wait for 30 seconds

  2. Add Onions and saute for 1 minute

  3. Add Ginger Garlic Paste and saute for 30 seconds

  4. Add Tomatoes and saute for 1 minute

  5. Add your spices (turmeric and chilli powder) and saute for 30 seconds

  6. Add the paneer and cook for 30 seconds

  7. Add salt to taste and mix well

  8. Set aside.

Step 3 - Stuff the Lauki/OPO squash/Bottle Gourd/Doodhi

  1. Remove the seeds from the center of the squash to make a hollow.

  2. Add the stuffing in the center

  3. Set aside

Step 4 - Make the gravy and plate

  1. Blend the remaining stuffing with little water

  2. Plate the stuffed squash

  3. Pour the gravy on top and side

  4. Cut into thick rounds and serve

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