The Bangladeshi Kitchen

Lauer Khosha Bhaji – Fried Bottle Gourd Peel

Bengalis tend to not waste any food and will come up with innovative ways to make even the toughest food tender, delicious and appetizing. Here is a very simple recipe where we turn the peels of a bottlegourd into a tasty morsel.

Fried Bottle Gourd Peel

Fried Bottle Gourd Peel


  • 1 cup peels from bottlegourd
  • 1/4 tsp nigella
  • 1 tbsp mustard paste
  • 1-2 dry red chilli peppers
  • 1/2  tsp turmeric powder/paste
  • 1 tbsp mustard paste
  • salt to taste

1 cup peels from bottlegourd1/4 tsp nigella1 tbsp mustard paste1-2 dry red chilli peppers1/2  tsp turmeric powder/paste1 tbsp mustard pastesalt to taste


  • Add the peels, salt and 1/4 of the turmeric into a pot of boling water
  • Boil for 10-15 minutes
  • Drain and set aside
  • Heat the oil over high heat in a pan
  • Add the nigella and dr chilis and let splutter for a few minutes
  • Add in the boiled peels and fry for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the remaining turmeric and cook additional 10 minutes, stirring occassionally
  • Add mustard paste and salt to taste
  • Stir and cook until the peels are tender

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