lauki kofta recipe | lauki ka kofta | how to make bottle gourd kofta curry

lauki kofta is ideal curry made from deep-fried grated bottle gourd with tomato and onion based sauce. This soft kofta made with grated lauki, gram flour and spices. I shared an easy method of lauki kofta curry, which can be served with roti or paratha for a complete meal. It is quick, easy to make and liked by all age group.

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Recipe card for lauki kofta

Nehas Cook Book
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course curry
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


For kofta

  • 250 grms grated Lauki bottle gourd
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp dry mango powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ cup gram flour

For gravy

  • 1 medium size onion
  • 2 medium size tomatoes
  • 2 green chilli
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves
  • ½ inch cinnamon
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup curd
  • ¼ cup + ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves



  • peel and grated lauki. add salt squeeze well.
  • Then add ginger-green chili paste, spice, and besan. Mix well and prepare round shape kofta.
  • Deep-fried kofta on medium flame and keep aside

For lauki kofta curry

  • In a mixer jar, add tomato, onion, and green chili. Grind into a smooth paste.
  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and green cardamom. Sauté for a minute.
  • Then add grinded tomato-onion paste and cook till oil separates from sides.
  • Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • Then add curd and mix well with the gravy.
  • Now add leftover lauki water to adjust the consistency of water.
  • Mix well and boil. Add lauki kofta and cover and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Then add garam masala, kasuri methi, and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Serve lauki kofta curry with roti, paratha or rice.


  • Salt help to excess water from lauki and avoid turning into black.
  • Squeeze out all water from lauki helps to make crisp kofta.
  • Add kofta at the time of serving.

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