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Lauki Gosht (Bottle Gourd and Meat Curry)

Sarah- Hi! I’m back with the another South Asian recipe Lauki Gosht (Bottle Gourd and Meat Curry). It’s one of my favorite recipes to make in the summer. In 1999, when I visited Pakistan, I still remember my paternal grand mother used to make it for me every other day so I made my mother asked my grand mother for this recipe that I’ll be sharing with you today.


When cutting bottle gourd for this specific curry you need to first peel the skin off and discard the stem at top. By using a chopping board cut the bottle gourd in halves to make vertical slits; now combine all the vertical slit together and make horizontal slits to get cubed. Basically, you want to cut the bottle gourd in medium to large cubes because you don’t want to loose it’s shape and melt in your curry.


I usually store it in the fridge for a day or two uncut. However, if I pre-cut it then I usually store it in a ziplock bag for a day or two in the fridge. If I want to freeze it then I put in the ziplock bag of course I pre-cut.


I think my grand mother secret ingredient is the tamarind concentrate paste. Most people don’t put tamarind concentrate paste in this curry, but I think it enhances the taste. The tamarind concentrate paste will give a mild tangy flavor.


Goat meat is really good for you! It’s low in calories. Goat meat is rich in protein. It has low cholesterol and saturated fats. It’s high in potassium. It’s filled with iron and low in calories. Bottle gourd is low in calories so it helps with weight loss. It’s rich in fiber, vitamin C, iron, and magesium. Bottle gourd is low in sodium, and cholesterol. Lastly, It’s gluten-free.

Lauki Gosht is ideally paired with plain white basmati rice. I hope you give this recipe a try. If you have any questions about our recipes, techniques, or you just want to say hi! Please feel free to message us.  As always, if you try any of our recipes be sure to tag us on instagram @twoclovesinapot. Find us on Pinterest too @twoclovesinapot. Please subscribe to our newsletter. We value honest feedback.

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Instant Pot Lauki Gosht (Bottle Gourd and Meat Curry)

Instant Pot Lauki Gosht (Bottle Gourd and Meat Curry) is a perfect summer dish. It is usually paired up with white basmati rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: bottle gourd, gosht, instantpot, Lauki, meat curry
Author: Sarah Mirza


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 lbs goat meat
  • 1 bottle gourd (Lauki) peeled and cut
  • 1 medium onion finely sliced
  • 3 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • salt as needed
  • 2 dry long red chili peppers
  • 1 tsp tamarind concentrate paste
  • 1 green pepper finely chopped
  • water
  • mint to garnish
  • fresh lemon juice as per your taste


  • Turn on the Instant Pot to high sauté mode. Add in olive oil, once it's heated pour in the onion and sauté it till the onions for translusent.
  • Add in the meat and ginger garlic paste. mix everything for 2 minutes.
  • Add in coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, dry long red chili peppers, and one one cup of water mix well.
  • Put the Instant Pot lid on, and press the pressure option and time it for 20 minutes.
  • Vent the steam out, carefully open the lid, and mix well.
  • Add the bottle gourd and add one cup of water; put the Instant Pot lid on, press the pressure option and time it for 6 minutes.
  • Vent the steam out, carefully open the lid, and mix well.
  • Add tamarind concentrate paste, green pepper, and mix well!
  • Garnish with mint leaves and squeeze fresh lemon juice.


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11 months ago

5 stars
Love this recipe , thank you for sharing the secret ingredient it does makes go from great to AMAZING!

10 months ago

Thanks for sharing the intsant pot version! It made it so quick and easy to make this tasty recipe!

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