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. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

New Update
Lauki Kofta Curry

Main Ingredients Bottle gourd, Gram flour
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Lauki Kofta Curry

  • 1 cup Bottle gourd grated and soaked in water
  • 1/4 cup Gram flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespo to deep fry Oil
  • 2 Medium onions chopped
  • 1 cup Fresh tomato pureer
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  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.
  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.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan, add onions and saute till they turn a light golden.
  4. Add tomato puree, mix and saute till the mixture thickens.
  5. Add remaining red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder and mix well.
  6. Add salt, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  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.