Lauki Koftas

Lauki Koftas veg


Prep: 20 minutes


Cook: 15 minutes


Method: Moderate


Course: Main Course

Main Course

Type: Indian

These koftas are not deep-fried so they are quite healthy


  • Bottle gourd (lauki), grated 2 cups
  • Gram flour (besan) 4 tbsps
  • Green chillis, finely chopped 2 tsps
  • Ginger, crushed 1½ tsps
  • Garlic, finely chopped 2 tsps
  • Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped 2 tsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Oil 2 tbsps
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Large onion, chopped 1
  • Medium tomatoes, finely chopped 2
  • Cumin powder ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp


  • Take bottle gourd in a bowl, add gram flour, 1 tsp green chillies, ¾ tsp ginger, 1 tsp garlic, 1 tsp coriander leaves, salt, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp red chilli powder and ¼ tsp turmeric powder and mix well. Add a little water and mix till you get a smooth batter.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, onion, remaining garlic, tomatoes, remaining green chillies and remaining ginger. Mix and saute till fragrant.
  • Add remaining coriander powder, remaining red chilli powder, remaining turmeric powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder and mix well. Add 1 cup water, mix and cook till the gravy thickens slightly.
  • Heat oil on another non-stick pan. Pour equal quantities of batter on it to make small round cutlets. Cook on medium heat, turning sides, till both sides are evenly done and golden.
  • Transfer the cutlets in a serving dish, pour the gravy over them. Garnish with the remaining coriander leaves and serve hot.