Bangladeshi Bottle Gourd with Tangra Fish Curry / Lau Tangra

Lau Tangra

Lau Tangra

Simply cooked this bottle gourd with Tangra fish curry remining us the regular taste of Bengali food , Bottle gourd make our stomach cool . “Lau” or kadhu is the Bengali name of bottle gourd ,


500 g. bottle gourd ( Lau)

200  g. tangra fish

50 g. shredded onion

30 g. chopped garlic

10 g. ginger paste

01 tsp turmeric powder

01 tsp cumin powder

01 tsp dry red chili powder

01 tsp coriander powder

01 tbsp. salt

04-05 pcs green chili

02-03 pcs dry red chili

02 pcs bay leaf

Oil for cooking

For marinate the fish

01 tsp turmeric powder

01 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cumin powder

01 tbsp. oil


  1. Peeled the bottle gourd and cut by dice  .
  2.  Clean and wash the tangra fish then keep in a marination bowl .
  3. Marinate the tangra fish with salt, turmeric powder , chili powder and oil then keep it 15 minuets for rest .
  4.  Make a pan medium high heat then put oil and pan fry the tangra fish one by one side  . Be careful when flip the fish other wise it can break .
  5. Again, make the pan medium high heat add the dry red chili, bay leaf, cumin seeds on the pan and let them splatter . Put oil on the pan then add shredded onion , stir well and wait for onion become brown color . After onion become brown color add garlic paste, ginger paste, green chili , after that season the onion with turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, chili powder and salt . When oil will separate from gravy  add the bottle gourd and mixed well with gravy  cook for about 10 minuets with cover by using lid . Add some hot water if you like more gravy .
  6. Add pan fried tangra fish on bottle gourd curry and Cook gently until gravy become thick . Adjust with salt  before finished cooking , if you want you can use coriander leaf for garnishing  . Serve the lau tangra with any type of rice dish or roti .


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