lauki kofta with curry

How to prepare Lauki kofta with curry

Lauki Kofta with curry recipe consist bottled gourd kofta dipped in a flavourful tomato based gravy, this dish gives a nice colour also. It’s a delicious curry-based dish and can be easily served with roti, paratha or rice! . Lauki kofta with curry recipe is made from deep-fried grated bottle gourd with tomato & spices-based sauce.

Total ingrediants for kofta and gravy

Bottle Gourd – 300 gms ( 1 cup grated) 

Chickpea flour – 1 cup ( 100 gms) 

Tomatoes  – 3 ( 250 gms)

Green chili – one

Green coriander – 2 to 3 tbsp ( finely chopped ) 

Dry fenugreek leaves – 1 tsp 

Green chili – 01 (finely chopped)

1 tsp (paste) – Ginger

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp 

Asafoetida – 1/2 pinch 

Turmeric powder – half tsp 

Carom seeds – less than 1/4 tsp 

Red chili powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1.5 tsp 

Garam masala – 1/4 teaspoon

Oil – for frying and gravy

Serving 3 – 4 (9 koftas)


Take a grated bottle gourd and press out its juice. Keep juice aside, if want to use it in gravy (optional).

Then add 1 cup chickpea flour. Spices as per taste such as green chili, ginger paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, carom seeds, green coriander & salt.

Further mix well. Then keep the dough aside to puff up.
Moreover heat oil in a kadhai, then put koftas to frying.

So flip and fry them, until golden brown from all sides.

Then take them out and add them to a tissue paper for soaking extra oil. After a few mins remove the tissue.

For gravy

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a Kadhai, and add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds to it. Then add asafoetida, 1/2 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp coriander powder, and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder to it.

Slightly roast them.

Then take tomatoes & green chili and turn them into a paste. Furthermore, add it to the Kadhai. Add red chili powder. Stir well and roast until oil separates from it.

Therefore add dry fenugreek leaves and cook for few mins.

Add 2 cups water. Mix well.

Put ingredients such as salt, garam masala & green coriander.

Add leftover lauki juice (optional).

Cook for a few mins.  Add koftas to the gravy.

Cover and cook again for a few mins.

Finally serve hot & enjoy!

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