Bottle gourd also is known as calabash gourd, white flower gourd, doodhi, dudhi, ghiya, lauki. It belongs to the gourd family- cucurbitaceae and is a running or climbing vine. The fruit is harvested young and used as a vegetable. It has light green smooth skin and white inner flesh. Usually, the round fruits are called calabash gourd and the slender long fruits are called bottle gourds.