Lauki Ke Kofte Recipe

lauki ke kofte recipe
lauki ke kofte recipe

AuthorShaliniCategoryDiabetic, Dinners, Heart-Healthy Recipes, Low Calorie, Low Carb Recipes, Low Cholesterol Recipes, Low Fat, Lunch, Main Dishes, Vegetarian, Weight-Loss RecipesDifficultyIntermediate

Lauki or bottle gourd is extremely healthy for body and this sabzi will be liked by all

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins



Lauki Ke Kofte Recipe



  • 1 bottle gourd
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 4 tbsp gram flour (besan)
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 green chili (finely chopped)
  • Salt to taste


  • 2 large tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 1 medium sized onion (roughly chopped)
  • 1 green chili (chopped)
  • 1 inch ginger (chopped)
  • 4-5 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cashews


  • 1 tsp cumin (jeera)
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tsp coriander (dhaniya) powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • Water (as required)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Preparation steps For Lauki Kofta

  1. Rinse a bottle gourd/ Lauki thoroughly. Peel it and grate it. Squeeze the grated bottle gourd and keep the juice aside as it will be required for the gravy.
  2. Add gram flour (besan), spice powders and salt to the bottle gourd. Mix it well and form small round balls.
  3. Heat some oil in a frying pan.Fry the balls until they turn golden-brown in color.
  4. Keep the fried balls aside on a tissue paper so that the extra oil gets absorbed.

Preparation steps For Gravy

  1. Make a smooth paste of tomatoes, onions, green chilies, ginger, garlic and a few cashews.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry cumin in it. Now add the paste to it. Cover the pan partially letting some steam escape as the oil will splutter after adding the paste to it.
  3. Remove the lid when the mixture becomes thick and stir the mixture occasionally.
  4. Add spices like turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder to the mixture.
  5. Let the mixture cook for 3-4 minutes until the mixture starts leaving oil.
  6. Add the bottle gourd juice and water to the mixture. Stir and simmer the gravy for 10-12 minutes.

How To Cook Lauki Ke Kofte

  1. Add salt and stir. Add the fried koftas to the gravy.
  2. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.


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