7 Creative Lauki Snacks For Your Late-Night Cravings
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Lauki, or bottle gourd, is one of the most infamous vegetables, and it is critically underestimated. Those who don't like lauki may find thousands of reasons to avoid it. On the contrary, those who’ve realised the health benefits it can provide may start a debate to defend lauki and make it a staple for the house.

Needless to say, lauki is indeed a health-packed treasure. Its nutrient content and countless health benefits speak for themselves. But eating lauki can be more interesting if you transform it into a delicious snack that you can never take your eyes off.

Yes, lauki can be made into lip-smacking snacks that you can nibble on whenever you like. And it is so easy to make, that you can make it a reliable option for when you're craving something late at night.

7 Lauki Snacks For Late-Night Munchies

1) Crispy Lauki Fingers

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Replacing the good ol’ potato fries, lauki is one of the most healthy alternatives that help you savour health benefits with a delicious taste. For making lauki fingers, lauki is chopped into long strands and coated in slurry and breadcrumbs to air fry until golden brown and crisp.

2) Lauki Vadi

Lauki vadi is popularly eaten in Gujarat and Maharashtra regions. It is a crispy lauki fritter made with besan, grated lauki, spices, ginger garlic paste, chilli, coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice. Traditional recipes use a deep frying method, but to make them healthy, you can either bake or air fry them.

3) Soya Lauki Bhurji

Soya bean nuggets and lauki can partner up to make a wholesome bhurji for you to savour when hunger pangs call. Just shred lauki and crumble-boiled soya balls. Make a quick stir fry of it with some cumin seeds, mustard seeds, spices and some salt, Stir it until most of the moisture is gone and you get the desired consistency.

4) Lauki Chips

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Baked lauki chips are so indulgent, you cannot stop at just one or two. Thinly sliced lauki when baked to crisp perfection and seasoned with salt and spices can be a nutritious treat to munch on in the middle of the night.

5) Lauki Paratha

Lauki paratha is a must-have for late-night dinners. It might seem somewhat time-consuming, but when made right, it can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes. Either you can fill masala lauki filling inside the dough balls or you can mix the lauki with dough while kneading. It tastes good both ways.

6) Lauki Cutlet

If you want to go one step further, the lauki cutlet can be an appealing recipe to make. All you need to do is grate lauki, and mix it with grated potato, onion, grated garlic, ginger, chopped green chilli, besan, cornflour, rice flour,  sooji, spices, herbs and some salt. Mix to a thick paste, make small tikkis, air fry until crisp and eat it all you want.

7) Lauki Pyaz Pakora

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The addition of lauki to crispy pyaz pakora can add a layer of nutritional content along with flavour. Grated lauki with onion, spices, besan batter and chillies can serve as a healthy late-night treat to pair with your movie sessions or just when you're craving something.

These lauki snacks are extremely easy to make and will change your perspective about lauki once and for all. Make these snacks at home and enjoy the delicious flavours with nutrition.