Monday, 16 November 2015

Bottle gourd Kofta Curry

Bottle gourd Kofta Curry. Whenever I search in google for some recipe with bottle gourd, I'll get to see lot of Kofta recipes. So, I was thinking to make this for a long time and I made this one fine day and it came out really well. I did not follow the exact recipe given on site as they have mentioned many ways to prepare it. So, here is my version...

Bottle gourd Kofta Curry

For making Kofta:
1. Bottle gourd - 500 gm.
2. Besan(chick pea flour) - 5 tbsp.
3. Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp.
4. Chili Powder - 1 tsp.
5. Onion - 2 Nos.
6. Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.
7. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
8. Salt to taste
For making gravy:
1. Onion: 2 nos.
2. Tomato: 3 nos.
3. Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp.
4. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp.
5. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
6. Coriander powder - 1 tsp.
7. Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp.
8. Grated Coconut - 1 Cup.
9. Tamarind Pulp - 2 tbsp.
10. Green Chili - 1 no.
11. Curry leaves - 1 string
12. Oil - 3 tbsp.


1. Peel and grate the bottle gourd.
2. Add little salt to the bottle gourd and set aside.
3. After 15 mins, squeeze out the water from the bottle gourd.
4. Take a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients listed for making
kofta and mix well to make dough.
5. Make small balls to prepare kofta.
6. Steam the balls in a steamer or idli kadai.(If you like, you can
deep fry the balls in oil to make kofta)
7. Chop onion and tomato and add it to a mixer jar.
8. Also add ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder,
fennel seeds, coriander powder and green chili in the jar and grind to
a smooth paste.
9. Grind coconut into a paste separately and keep aside.
10. Heat oil in a pan and the onion, tomato paste and saute well till
the raw smell goes and the oil separate from the mixture.
11. Now, add the coconut paste and water.
12. Add the tamarind pulp and cook the gravy over medium flame for 10
13. Add steamed balls or fried kofta and cook for another 5 minutes.
14. Add the curry leaves and mix well. Put off the flame.
15. Bottle gourd kofta curry is ready to serve with hot rice or

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