Don’t Like Lauki? Try This Amazing Snack By Chef Kunal

Gourds of any kind have been our least favourite and Lauki has topped the list. A majority of people find lauki or bottle gourd extremely boring because of its bland taste and squishy texture. No matter how we have it, it is very hard to love lauki and we know this. Though there are some dishes like lauki ha raita or dal lauki that might taste a little better but almost every dish of lauki is disliked by many. But Chef Kunal Kapur has transformed lauki into something so delicious that will blow your mind. Even if you hate lauki, this lauki snack will force you to change your mind. 

Chef Kunal Kapur has never failed to amaze us with his amazing cooking skills. He keeps sharing some of the most delicious and lip-smacking recipes with us. This time, he has transformed the boring lauki into delicious crispy fried lauki. Chef Kunal shared his Instagram post as “CRISPY FRIED LAUKI! This isn't just a snack; it's the ultimate snack! Watch till the end and see how lauki turns into a yummy snack.”. Just before you start looking for the recipe here and there, we have sorted this out for you. Here’s the recipe of this ultimately amazing lauki snack that you just cannot miss.

Lauki Lajawab or Crispy Fried Lauki


  • 1 large bottle gourd or lauki
  • 2 tsp salt 
  • ½ tsp kasoori methi powder
  • ½ tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp chaat masala
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ lemon
  • 1½ cups
  • Oil to fry

For Batter

  • ½ cup besan flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp kasoori methi powder
  • ½ cup water


  • Start by peeling the lauki and cutting its edge.
  • Slice the lauki into circles and make a hole in them.
  • Put the circled lauki pieces into a parat.
  • Now, add salt, black salt, kasoori methi, roasted cumin powder, chili powder, chaat masala, coriander powder, turmeric, and garam masala.
  • Mix well and add lemon juice.
  • Mix again and let it sit for the next few minutes.
  • Take a bowl and add besan to it.
  • Add chili powder, salt, kasoori methi powder, and water to bring it to the proper consistency.
  • Dip the sliced lauki into the besan batter and then into the bread crumbs. 
  • Fry until crispy and serve with your favourite chutney.