How to make Lauki Kofta Curry -

A simple recipe, with which cooking becomes not only less tedious but also healthier as the kofta are steamed rather than fried. Go ahead give it a try.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd, Gram flour

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Lauki Kofta Curry

Lauki Kofta Curry Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Lauki Kofta Curry Recipe

  • Bottle gourd grated and soaked in water 1 cup

  • Gram flour 1/4 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespo to deep fry

  • Medium onions chopped 2

  • Fresh tomato pureer 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Squeeze the grated bottle gourd to remove all the moisture and put it in a mixing bowl. Add gram flour, 1 teaspoon red chilli powder and salt and mix well to make a batter.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, drop small portions of the batter into hot oil and deep-fry till light golden. Drain the kofte on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan, add onions and saute till they turn a light golden.

Step 4

Add tomato puree, mix and saute till the mixture thickens.

Step 5

Add remaining red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder and mix well.

Step 6

Add salt, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 7

Place the kofte in a serving bowl and pour the gravy over them. Sprinkle a little garam masala powder and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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