Lauki (bottle gourd) kofta curry


For making kofta:

  • Lauki (bottle gourd): 500 gm
  • Besan (chick pea flour): 2 tablespoon
  • Ginger: 1 teaspoon (chopped)
  • Green chilly: 2-3 no. (Chopped)
  • Fresh coriander leaf: 2 tablespoon (chopped)
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Oil: for deep frying

For making gravy:

  1. Onion: 2 no. (Medium size)
  2. Tomato: 2 no. (Medium size)
  3. Ginger: 1teaspoon (paste)
  4. Garlic: half teaspoon (paste)
  5. Red chilly powder: 1 teaspoon
  6. Turmeric powder: half teaspoon
  7. Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  8. Cumin seed: half teaspoon
  9. Bay leaf: 2 no.
  10. Cinnamon: 2 inch stick
  11. Black cardamom: 1 no.
  12. Clove: 3 no.
  13. Curd: 2 table spoon
  14. Butter: 20gram (optional)
  15. Oil: 3tablespoon


  1. Peel and grate the Lauki.
  2. Squeeze out the water. Store the water in a separate bowl.
  3. Combine all ingredients of making kofta in a bowl, and mix well to make dough.
  4. Shape it in small ball.
  5. Chop onion and tomato and keep aside separately.


  1. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep fry the kofta (ball) till it turns golden brown in color from all sides. Keep aside.
  2. Take a fry pan. Put 2 spoon of oil in it.
  3. Add chopped onion and fry it till become golden brown.
  4. Add chopped tomato and fry it. When it becomes messy, Keep aside fried onion and tomato.
  5. After cooling grind the fried onion and tomato (paste).
  6. Put 1 table spoon of oil heat it till smoke comes, add cumin seed, bay leaf, cinnamon, black cardamom and clove. Fry it for few seconds, take care, it should not burn.
  7. Add ginger, garlic paste in it. Fry this for one minute.
  8. Add fried onion and tomato (paste). Stir it.
  9. Add salt, turmeric powder, chilly powder, and coriander powder, stir it.
  10. Add whipped curd and fry it in lower flame. (2-3 minutes)
  11. Add butter (optional) and fry it for 2 minutes.
  12. You can add the extracted water from the Lauki and 1 cup of water and boil the gravy. Lower the flame and boil it about 2-3 minutes.
  13. Add fried kofta and cover it. Put off the flame.
  14. You can serve it after 5 minutes.
  15. Garnish with chopped green coriander.


  1. Just before serving, heat the gravy and place the kofta in it.
  2. Lauki kofta is ready to serve with roti or rice.

Lauki kofta curry is ready to serve.

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