Lau / Lauki Kofta Curry (Bottle Gourd Kofta Curry)

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Lau / Lauki Kofta Curry (Bottle Gourd Kofta Curry)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 45 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 0 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder

  • 2-3 nos dry red chillies

  • 3-4 nos green chillies chopped

  • 1 tsp cumin powder (jeera)

  • 1 tsp coriander powder (dhaniya)

  • 2 tbsp kasuri methi

  • 1/2 cups yogurt

  • 1 nos tomato finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp oil of your choice

  • 1 pinch salt (according to taste)

  • salt (according to taste) 500 gms

  • 2 tbsp corn flour


  • Soak the kasuri methi for 10 minutes, drain water and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 table-spoon oil in a pan and add the chopped bottle gourd, salt, black pepper and stir well. Cook it until the bottle gourd is mashed and the water gets evaporated.
  • Remove it from the flame and add poppy seeds and corn flour. Mix well and make small balls. In my preparation, I made 14 balls in total.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a pan and deep fry the kofta balls. Fry them until the balls turn brown. Remove them from the oil and keep aside.
  • Now, heat 2-3 table-spoon oil in a pan and add dry red chillies and chopped green chillies. Sautè until the dry chillies turn black.
  • Add chopped tomato, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt and mix well. Stir till the tomato becomes soft enough.
  • Add yogurt and again stir well. You can add 1/2 cup of hot water if the gravy is becoming too thick for you. Cover the lid and bring it to boiling point.
  • Now, add kasuri methi and mix well.
  • Now, slowly pour the kofta balls into the gravy, mix well with the gravy and cover the lid.
  • Cook it in lower flame for 7-8 minutes.
  • Remove it from the flame and your Lau / Lauki Kofta Curry is ready to be served.