Lauki Kofta Curry | How to make Lauki Kofta Curry

By Meena C R  |  29th Sep 2015  |  
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Lauki Kofta Curryby Meena C R
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About Lauki Kofta Curry Recipe

Lauki Kofta Curry

Ingredients to make Lauki Kofta Curry

  • For Kofta: 500 gms - Lauki/bottle gourd (Peeled & Grated)
  • 4 tbsp - Besan | chick pea flour
  • 1/2 tsp - Dhania | coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Haldi | turmeric Powder
  • A pinch - Hing | asafoetida Powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Adrak | ginger finely chopped
  • 2 - Green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tblsp - Fresh Dhania | coriander finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - salt | To taste
  • oil for frying
  • For Gravy: 3 - tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 2 - onion roughly chopped
  • 1 - Potato boiled and peeled
  • 1 tsp - jeera | Cumin Seeds
  • 2 - lavang | Cloves
  • 2 - Green chillies
  • 1 tsp - Adrak | ginger finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - Chole masala
  • 1/4 tsp - Garam masala
  • 1 tsp - Gur | jaggery grated
  • 1 tblsp - oil
  • To taste salt
  • For Garnish:
  • 1 tblsp - Fresh Dhania | coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tsp - Yogurt

How to make Lauki Kofta Curry

  1. For Kofta: Gently squeeze the grated lauki and remove as much water as possible. In a mixing bowl, add squeezed lauki, besan, salt, adrak, green chili, hing, haldi, dhania powder and fresh dhania.
  2. With a spoon, gently combine all the ingredients. Shape them to kofta of any shape as you desire.
  3. In a wide bottomed pan, heat oil for deep frying. When the oil starts to bubble a bit, reduce the flame to low.
  4. Drop a kofta gently into the oil. Depending upon the size of your pan, you can make 5 to 6 koftas at one go. Fry the koftas till they become golden brown from all sides. You need to gently flip the koftas in this process. Set on napkin.
  5. You need to fry the koftas in multiple batches. For this quantity we got 10 koftas, fried in 2 batches.
  6. Preparing Gravy: In a non stick pan heat oil, add jeera and lavang. When jeera crackles, add onion and saute for 2 minutes.
  7. Add adrak , green chili and tomatoes and saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Switch off the gas and transfer to a plate to cool.
  8. Grind along with boiled potato to a smooth paste. If required add very little water.
  9. In the same non stick pan, add this smooth paste and add water to adjust gravy consistency.
  10. Add grated jaggery, chole masala and garam masala and let it blend with the gravy.
  11. When the gravy comes to a boil, switch off the gas after 2 minutes.
  12. Add Luaki kofta into the gravy and let the kofta absorb the flavours of the curry. The kofta will swell up a bit.
  13. Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with finely chopped dhania leaves and yogurt. Serve hot along with any Rice | Biryani | Pulav | Roti | Paratha.

Reviews for Lauki Kofta Curry (15)

Asha Chavan2 years ago


M D2 years ago

Nice and yummy great recipe

Karishma Desai3 years ago


Veena Kalia3 years ago

easy and yummy

smita Johnson4 years ago


Suchitra Shah4 years ago

Healthy n easy to make thanks

tomoshi shome4 years ago


azima tanzeel4 years ago

yammy dish

Rashmi Baveja Berry4 years ago


aahna krishna4 years ago

superb :D however if we do not like sweetness can we skip adding the jaggery??

Verma I P4 years ago

Wah ......lajawaab! Looks amazing....ingredient wise and method wise also appears to be delicious!

Namu Manandhar4 years ago

Looks very yummy :D

Noopur S4 years ago

Excellent dish! Hope this WINS the FIRST PRIZE!

Raviram Singhania4 years ago

The gravy seems interesting! Love the pic...looks so DELISH!

Sojitra Pradip4 years ago


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