Recipe: Lauki Kofta


For Koftas:

  • 1/2 Cup Besan
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Lauki, grated
  • Tamarind
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

For Gravy:

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  • 3 Tbsp Lauki Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 5 Nos Tomato, pureed
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder

Procedure :

  • Grate Lauki and squeeze out the excess water and keep that water in a separate bowl to use in gravy. Now keep the grated Lauki in a deep bowl.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder and besan to it. Mix the ingredients well. If it is watery then add little more besan for a thick consistency of the mixture.
  • Apply oil on your palms and make flat ball to stuff 1 piece of tamarind in each ball.
  • Cover the stuffing properly and make round shaped ball. Repeat this process with rest of the balls.
  • Now deep fry the balls on medium heat till golden brown and crisp.

For Preparing Gravy:

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the chopped onion to it. Stir fry until onion is well cooked.
  • Now add salt and turmeric powder. Stir well and cover the saucepan with a lid for 4-5 minutes. Keep checking the mixture to avoid overcooking.
  • Now add red chilli powder and coriander powder. Mix well adding the Lauki water. Again cover the saucepan and cook further for few minutes.
  • Then pour the tomato puree along with coriander leaves and stir fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add fresh water and bring it to boil on medium heat. Stir in between occasionally.
  • Add the fried koftas to the gravy and cook for few more minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and transfer the Lauki kofta curry in a serving dish. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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