Stuffed Sponge Gourd Recipe.

Stuffed Sponge Gourd Recipe.

Preparation time 20 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Total time 40 minutes

Servings: 4 People

Type of recipe Lunch and dinner

Author: Asmi Kadam


·       ¼ th Kg Sponge Gourd ( Ghosala )

·       2 to 3 chopped Onions

·       1 teaspoon Kolhapuri kanda lasoon masala/ red chili powder

·       ½ teaspoon Turmeric

·       Salt

·       Oil

·       Chopped Coriander

·       Curry Leaves

·       2 Crushed Garlic Cloves

·       1/3 teaspoon Asafoetida

·       For preparing masala:

ü ½ cup grated dry Coconut

ü 4 to 5 dry red Chillies

ü ¼ th cup of roast Peanuts

ü 6 to 7 Garlic cloves

ü 1 tablespoons Sesame seeds

ü 1 teaspoon Cumin Coriander powder


For preparing masala, roast grated dry coconut, dry red chillies, peanuts, garlic and sesame seeds one by one. Transfer it into mixture jar and add 1 teaspoon cumin coriander powder. 

Grind this in fine powder.

Now heat a vessel on a medium flame. Pour 1 tablespoons of oil. Add chopped onions. Fry till onions cook. Now add Kolhapuri kanda lasoon masala, turmeric, grated Masala and salt. Mix it well. Cook for one minute. Then add chopped coriander. Mix it.

Now the mixture is ready for stuffing the sponge gourd.

Now clean the sponge gourd in a water. Remove their skin with the help of peeler. After removing the skin wash the sponge gourd once again. Now cut the sponge gourd in two pieces and make a cuts like shown in the picture. Fill the stuffing in the sponge gourd pieces.

Now heat the vessel on a medium flame. Pour 1 tablespoons of oil. Add crushed garlic, curry leaves and asafoetida into the oil. Once garlic change the colour add fill sponge gourd into the tadka. Mix it well. Add very little water into this. Slow the flame. Put the lid on vessel and allow to cook the stuffed sponge gourd for 10 minutes. Check in between and turn it at another side. Once the sponge gourd cook properly add the remaining mixture of masala into the subzi. Don’t keep much water. Cook the subzi till water fully observed. Mix with the help of spatula. Cook for another 5 minutes.

Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot with Chapati or Roti.

Thank you.

Have a wonderful day.

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