Lauki ke kofte…Healthy way

Lauki , Doodhi or Bottel Gourd is a famous vegetable in India that can be eaten by all from toddlers to oldies, from healthy to sick and from fatties to lean.In summers its regular consumption will keep you refreshed if you are out in the sun for long hours. Here I am presenting a spicy kofta curry recipe made in less oil.


For kofta

Grated Lauki : 1 medium bowl

Grated Ginger : 1/4 tsp

Coriander Powder : 1/2 tsp

Garam Masala : 1/4 tsp

Dried Mango Powder[Amchoor] : 1/4 tsp [as per taste]

Red Chilli Powder : 1/2 tsp [as per taste]

Salt : 1/2 tsp [as per taste]

Asafoetida : A pinch

Gram Flour [roasted]: 2 tbsp

For Curry

Onion Paste : 2 tbsp

Ginger- Garlic Paste : 2tsp

Tomatoes Pureed in a grinder : 2 medium

Sabzi Masala [ any  available in market ] : 2 tsp

Red Chilli Powder : 1/2 tsp [ as per taste]

Salt : 1 tsp [ as per taste]

Asafoetida : A pinch

Full Cream Milk : 1/2 cup

Water: 2 cups

Mustard oil : 1 tbsp


Cook grated lauki in a vessel for 2-3 min on a low flame without water.It will become soft.Let it cool.


Then add all the powder spices , salt, grated ginger and gram flour to it.After applying a little oil on your hands make flat balls.Heat tawa spread/brush 1-2 tsp oil  on it. Cook flattened balls from both sides till it gets brown.


For curry heat oil in a wok.Add asafoetida and immidiately add ginger garlic paste and onion paste.Cook for 2 min and add pureed tomatoes and red chilli powder.Again after 2 min add sabzi masala and salt.Add 1/2 cup milk and cook till the masala starts leaving sides of wok.


Add 2 cups water.Bring it to boil , simmer the flame and let the curry cook for 4-5 min.Add the tawa cooked balls in this gravy.Cook for 2 more min.Serve hot after garnishing with fresh green coriander.Relish it with chapaties or rice.



2 thoughts on “Lauki ke kofte…Healthy way”

  1. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I tried it and my Koftas turned out to be delicious. It is a great way of consuming lauki without having to deal with the not so likable lauki taste 🙂 I am looking forward to trying your next recipe. Keep posting!!


    1. Hi Nidhi,iam glad that u tried my recipe. I will keep posting more and wish you try at least some of them if not all and keep updating me about your likes and dislikes.Enjoy your food😊


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