Lauki kofta

Its hard to believe how tasty this dish really is. The best part is that most people could not even tell that they are having lauki. Make it and test the hypothesis. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Lauki (Bottle gourd) ½ kg
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 2-3 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chili) finely chopped 1-2
  • Adrak lehsan (Ginger garlic) freshly grated ½ tbs
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 2 tbs
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) ½ tsp
  • Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) ½ tsp
  • Besan (Gram flour) sifted ½ cup
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) 2 medium
  • Pani (Water) ¼ cup
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) ¼ tsp
  • Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chili powder) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) ½ tbs
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) roasted & crushed 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil 3-4 tbs 
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped ½ Cup
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Tomato paste 1 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Hari mirch (Green chili) chopped 1
  • Pani (Water) 1 cup or as required
  • Hari mirch (Green chili) chopped
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped


Grate bottle gourd in a bowl and squeeze excess water completely with the help of the hands.

Add onions,green chili,freshly grated ginger garlic,fresh coriander,red chili powder,salt,cumin powder, black pepper powder,gram flour,mix until well combined and let it rest for 5 minutes.

Take a mixture and make balls of equal sizes.

In frying pan,heat cooking oil and fry balls on medium flame until golden brown & set aside.

In blender jar,add tomatoes and blend to make a tomato puree & set aside.

In a bowl,add water,turmeric powder,black pepper powder,garam masala powder,red chili powder, coriander powder,roasted & crushed cumin seeds and mix well to create spice mixture & set aside.

In pot,add cooking oil,onions and fry until light golden.

Add cumin seeds and mix well.

Now add prepared spice mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add tomato puree and mix well.

Add tomato paste,salt,mix well and cook until oil separates.

Add green chili and mix well.

Add water and bring to boil,add in the lauki koftay,cover partially and cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes.

Add green chili,fresh coriander & serve!


Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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