Dudi gobi palak sabzi (Bottlegourd,Cauliflower and spinach Curry)

Dudi Sabzi 6


This sabzi is packed with full of healthy veggies bursting with flavour and deliciously warming dish. Cauliflower is too dense and thick a vegetable to cook properly in a wok from raw, so it’s precooked first. Serve this curry with steamed basmati rice or toasted chapati or pita bread to catch all the savory sauce.

Health Benefits:

Bottle gourd is rich in dietary fiber with very low content of fat and cholesterol. Approximately 96% of bottle gourd is water and is therefore a great thirst quencher. Apart from the iron content it is also rich in vitamin B and vitamin C. it also contains sodium, potassium, essential minerals and trace elements.

Yields-3-4 servings
Preparation time-20 minutes
Cooking time-20 minutes


  • Diced bottle gourd-2cups
  • Cauliflower florets- 3 cups (blanched in hot water for 5minutes)
  • Spinach-1bunch (cleaned and chopped)
  • chopped onion-1medium
  • chopped tomato-1medium
  • Grated ginger-1tsp
  • Minced garlic-3cloves
  • Green chillies-3
  • Red chillies-2
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Cumin powder-1tsp
  • Ground cinnamon-1/2tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-2tsp
  • Lemon juice-to taste


  • Chopped coriander/pomegranate


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, red chillies saute for few seconds.
  • Add onion, green chilles, and saute untilonions are translucent, add tomatoes and saute until mushy.
  • Add turmeric, cumin powder and saute for a minute.
  • Now add cauliflower, bottle gourd and cook until tender.
  • Once cauliflower and bottlegourd are tender add chopped spinach, salt, ground cinnamon simmer
  • As it cooks and coated well turn off the flame and drizzle some lemon juice.

Dudi Sabzi 7

Serve hot with

Oats and Flaxseed rotis (Zero Oil)

Oats flaxseed Chapati final

Herbed Lacha Paratha

Paratha Herbed final3


Naan final


  • Alternatively Frozen Cauliflower florets can also be used.
  • I retained the skin of the bottle gourd- you can peel the skin and use it.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on March 16, 2015, in Indian, Side dish. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. I am always drawn to cauliflower recipes and now I am also interested in squash of all kinds too. Opo squash is not available now but I will certainly look for it or substitute something else 🙂


  2. Thank you for the recipe Chitra, can you substitute bottle gourd with squash in this recipe?


  3. Intersting combo C:-) looks delicious


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  5. Now that sounds yummy


  6. Now I feel hungry and it’s still 4 hours until lunch time 🙂


  7. How much of this recipe would you say is warming versus thirst quenching? It doesn’t have to exact. I am just getting into herbs and their healing benefits. I am curious as to how you figure your recipes.


    • Bottle gourd acts as thirst quencher. This veggie can be consumed as juice early in the morning, which is also good for diabetes. Veggies I choose based on their health benefits and the time of the year they are available…Hope this help


  8. Lovely and healthy combo.. Never heard this combo before..yummy

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