Lauki Kofta

Rinse, peel and grate bottle gourd (lauki) on a plate. Add gram flour, red chili powder, garam masala powder, finely chopped green chilies and salt.

Mix well and shape small sized round or oval balls from the mixture. To know more, swipe up!

Heat oil in a kadai and shallow-fry or deep-fry prepared koftas in hot oil.

Fry koftas till evenly golden from all sides.

Drain fried kofte on kitchen paper towel, so that the extra oil is absorbed.

For the gravy, blend tomatoes, onions, green chilies, ginger, garlic and cashews to a smooth paste.

Remove extra oil from the kadai in which koftas were fried. Keep some oil and heat it. Sauté the cumin seeds in it first and then add the prepared paste. To know more, swipe up!

When the mixture thickens, add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder.

Stir and cook the masala for 3 to 4 minutes or till the mixture starts to leave the oil.

Add the strained lauki juice and water. Stir and simmer lauki kofta gravy for 10 to 12 minutes more.

Pour gravy in a serving dish, add fried lauki kofta, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. For more recipes, visit