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Lau chingri recipe Bengali
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Lau Chingri

Bottle gourd slow-cooked with spiced shrimps makes for a perfect, quick, and easy weekday meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Keyword Lau chingri, Shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 70kcal


  • 1 Bottle gourd lauki , small
  • 250 grams Shrimps
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • 2 green chilies slit


  • Marinate the shrimps with salt and turmeric powder for 10 minutes then lightly fry them in mustard oil for 2 minutes.
  • To the same pan add cumin seeds and bay leaf.
  • Saute them for few minutes and add bottle gourd.
  • Add salt, sugar, turmeric powder, green chilies.
  • Cover and simmer till the bottle gourd loses all its moisture and is cooked thoroughly.
  • Add the shrimps and simmer for five more minutes. Serve Lau Chingri along with Steamed Rice.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg