What is it called in different languages?
English: bottle gourd
Tamil: chorakkai
Telugu: sorakaya
Kannada: sorekai/ halu gumbala
Bengali: lau
Hindi: lauki/ ghia
Oriya: lau

About bottle gourd: The scientific name of bottle gourd is Lagenaria siceraria. It is one of the healthiest veggies which is full of water (92%) and minerals. Bottle gourd juice is beneficial for diabetic patients as it stabilizes the blood sugar level and maintains blood pressure. It is a rich source of vitamin C, K, calcium.

– Cools your body
– Aids in weight loss
– Treats urinary tract infections
– Cures stomach related infections
– Protects heart health
– Relieves stress
– Enhances liver functioning
– Good for diabetic patients

– You can make juice –
– Can make soup –
– You make keer (sweet recipe) –
– Can make pulav –
– You can make manchuria –
– Can make curry –
– You can make chutney –
– Can make paratha –
– You can make cutlet –
– Can make dosa –
– You can make fry –
– Can make barfi (sweet recipe) –