Lauki Kofta Recipe - Bottle gaurd, lauki kofta stuffed with tamirind and served in tomato gravy

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi), Salt

Cuisine : Awadhi

Course : Main Course_Veg

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Lauki Kofta

Lauki Kofta Recipe - how to make Lauki Kofta


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) 750 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Gram flour (besan) 5 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tamarind seeded or with seeds 12 piece

  • Oil to deep fry

  • For gravy

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Onion chopped2 medium

  • Turmeric powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Tomato puree 5 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves 2 tablespoons


Step 1

For the koftas, peel and grate the bottle gourd. Squeeze to remove excess water.

Step 2

Add the salt, gram flour, red chilli powder and mix well. Divide the mixture into twelve equal portions.

Step 3

Stuff one piece of tamarind into each portion and shape them into round koftas.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the koftas, in small batches, for two to three minutes, or until golden brown and crisp on the outside.

Step 5

Drain on absorbent paper and set aside. Heat three tablespoons oil in a non stick pan, add the onions and sauté until light golden brown.

Step 6

Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Continue to sauté on moderate heat for one minute, stirring continuously.

Step 7

Add the tomato puree and two tablespoons water and continue to sauté till the oil surfaces.

Step 8

Add two cups of water and bring to a boil. Add the salt, lower the heat and simmer for five minutes. Keep the gravy hot.

Step 9

Add half the coriander leaves and mix well. While serving arrange the koftas on the serving plate, pour the gravy over them. Serve garnished with remaining coriander leaves.

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