Laau er Ghanto

Laau er Ghanto

Laau er Ghanto is a traditional Bengali dish prepared with bottle gourd and spices. It is a simple and tasty dish, which is great for weight loss. The dish goes well with plain rice and dal.


  • 1 medium size bottle gourd, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup urad dal bori, fried and crushed
  • 1 handful coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera powder
  • 1 or 2 bay leaf
  • 3/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 4 green chili slit
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  1. Heat oil. Splutter cumin seeds, onion seeds, fenugreek seeds, and bay leaves.
  2. Add chopped bottle gourd, little salt and turmeric powder and cook covered.
  3. Add cumin powder, salt and sugar.
  4. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves,green chili and Bori.
  5. Serve Laau er Ghanto with plain rice and dal

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