Bottle gourd kofta curry

Bottle gourd kofta curry

Bottle gourd kofta or balls cooked in spicy gravy tastes amazing with chapathi, roti, nan or porotta. Check out the pretty simple recipe of bottle gourd kofta curry.


For the kofta

300 gms bottle gourd

2 green chillies (chopped)

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

4 tbsp split gram powder

¼ tbsp garam masala

1 tbsp coriander powder

½ tbsp chilli powder

Salt as required

For the gravy

1 ½ tomatoes

1 onion

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

¼ tsp cumin

¼ tsp turmeric powder

¼ tsp garam masala

1 tbsp coriander powder

¼ tsp chilli powder

Kasuri methi or dried fenugreek leaves

Sugar (optional)


Coriander leaves



Peel the skin of the bottle gourd and remove the pits

Grate the bottle gourd

Into it add finely chopped green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, split gram powder, garam masala, coriander powder, chilli powder and salt

Mix well and keep aside for at least 10 minutes

Heat oil in a pan

Make small balls from the kofta mix and deep fry in hot oil

Fry until the kofta is brown in colour

Keep these aside to be used later

Grind tomatoes and onion in a mixer jar

Heat oil in a pan and splutter cumin seeds

Roast the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala in the oil

Into it add the tomato-onion paste

Add the ginger-garlic paste and some salt as well

Sauté until all these are cooked well and turn dry

Now pour some water and mix well

Cook with the lid on until the oil begins to separate on top

Now add the fried kofta balls into the gravy

Mix for a minute

Add sugar if required

Sprinkle some dried fenugreek leaves and turn off flame

Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves.  

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