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Bottle Gourd/Lauki Kofta

Kofta in the simplest form means balls made from minced meat or meatloaf.There are different varieties of kofta that can be made -Veg or Non veg.

I make this Veg Kofta’s whenever I don’t have meat at home.It’s always good to enjoy more veggies in your meal.You can add as many vegetables you want to add in this veg kofta like beans capsicum carrots and make Veg Kofta -recipe in my previous post.

Lauki /Bottle Gourd is not liked by many people so the best way to eat this disliked veggies is to make kofta from them which is dipped in tomato spices curry

So here goes the Recipe –


For making Kofta

  • Gram Flour /Besan 500 gm
  • Dry spices- Coriander, Red chili, turmeric and cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Refined oil to shallow fry the kofta
  • Bootle Gourd /Lauki Grated finely
  • Cornflour -3 tablesppon


  • Beans 125 gmDry spices- Coriander, Red chili, turmeric and cumin powder
  • Tomato Puree-125 gm
  • Garlic Ginger paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Cream 2 tablespoon


For making kofta

Finely Grate the lauki/Bottlegourd and add chopped onions to this

Mix all the ingredients for kofta


Deep Fry this Kofta in oil and keep them aside

Fry the kofta on medium heat as they need to be cooked form inside otherwise they will turn red and will not be cooked from inside


For Making Gravy

Heat oil in pan, add cumin seeds, chopped chilli , ginger garlic paste


  • After 7-8 seconds add the chopped onion and chilli mix well till onion turns pink
  • Add the dry spices and cook for 4-5 seconds
  • Now add the tomato pureeCook this for 5 minutes. Add salt and Garam masala

Add the cream and mix well DSCN1745

Let this simmer  for 5 minutes


Add the kofta and turn off the heat.

Lauki kofta

Serve this chappati or rice

Lauki Kofta