Bottle gourd is a very unique vegetable and is liked for its simple and mild flavor. Lauki kofta called in Hindi or bottle gourd dumpling curry is the lightest of all kofta recipes when it comes to calories and I prefer it for the same reason!
For making the koftas
2 cups grated Lauki/ bottle gourd
4 tbsp besan/ Gram flour
1/2 tsp – garam masala
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1 green chilli finely chopped
salt as required
For making the curry
2 large tomatoes chopped
1 onion chopped
2 green chillies chopped
1 inch giner chopped
2 tbsp broken cashews
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
For tempering :
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
oil for frying
salt and sugar for taste
For making the dumpling:
Heat oil in a pan for frying. Peel and grate the bottle gourd. Squeeze all the liquid from the grated bottle gourd and keep aside, store the liquid as it can used for the curry. Add rest of the ingredients listed under making the kofta and mix well. If the mixture is too thick sprinkle little water and make them into round balls. Add this dough mixture gently into oil and fry until they are golden brown. Remove them from oil and put them on a tissue paper to drain out excess oil.
For making the Gravy-
Blend tomatoes, onions, green chilies, ginger, garlic and cashews to a smooth paste, add 1/2 cup of water while grinding. In another pan heat 3 tbsp of oil and add cumin seeds and allow it splutter. Add turmeric and the ground mixture into the pan, keep stirring for a minute. Add 1/4 tsp garam masala, red chilli powder and 1 tsp coriander powder, give it a stir. Cover the pan with the lid and allow it to boil for few minutes. Add the liquid that was reserved from straining and little water if required.
The consistency of the gravy should be thick and not runny. Before serving, put the bottle gourd fried dumplings in a serving plate, top it up with gravy and garnish with cilantro and serve with rice or roti.
15 thoughts on “Lauki kofta curry (bottle gourd dumpling curry)”
That curry gravy looks so good!
That curry is calling for me, it looks delicious! 😀
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I’ve made bottle gourd koftas, and they’re delicious! The color on yours is gorgeous!
Dumplings and curry! Please, sign me in. I have never eaten a curry that I did not enjoy it.
Deepti, this is a new recipe for me – never heard of bottle gourd dumplings before – your presenation looks wonderful and so very tasty with all those lovely spices and great colors!
Love to learn sometheing new when I come here for a visit!
Have a great weekend,
I don’t think I can find bottle gourds around here….but I LOVE the look of your dumplings!
Never mad a dumpling from bottle bourd before, sounds a healty and delicious vegan meals….
definitely gotta try recipe!!!
Love these lauki koftas. One of my favorite Indian meals to have. Thanks for sharing.
These dumplings look great, especially with the curry sauce…delicious!
Enjoy your week Deepti 😀
I’ve never had this kind of curry but I can clearly see that I’ve been missing out!
I love love your dumpling, they look so tempting to eat, probably they will not make it to the sauce in my kitchen 🙂
So lovely to this! I wish I had access to lauki, never seen it in this part of the world. Really craving your delicious curry now:-)
This looks really interesting.
Your creamy and beautiful kofta curry is beckoning me!!!
I want to soak a pita bread on that gravy!