Servings: 4

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 11

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ready In: 60 Minutes


  • 31/2 to 4 tbsp besan/gram flour
  • 2 tbsp broken cashews
  • ¼ or ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ or ½ tsp punjabi garam masala powder or garam masala powder
  • 4-5 garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • oil for deep or shallow frying the koftas
  • 1 medium sized onion, roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • salt as required
  • 2 cups grated lauki or ghia/bottle gourd or opo squash
  • sugar as required and optional
  • 2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water or as required


  1. rinse and peel the lauki
  2. grate it.squeeze the grated lauki and collect the juice in a bowl or mug
  3. keep the juice aside.mix all the ingredients for making the koftas with the grated lauki except oi.make small round shaped balls or patties and shallow or deep fry in oil till golden brown
  4. drain on paper tissues.blend all the ingredients mentioned under masala paste with little or no water to a smooth paste
  5. don't add too much water as then the whole mixture splutters while frying.remove extra oil from the frying pan in which the koftas were fried
  6. keep about 1.5 or 2 tbsp oil.heat the oil and first fry the cumin
  7. then add the masala paste.fry for 8-10 mins and then add all the spice powders.stir and continue to fry the masala paste till it starts leaving oil from the sides.add the juice and about 1 cup water to the paste
  8. stir and simmer for 10-12 minutes
  9. lastly add the fried lauki kofta.switch off the fire and let them be in the curry for a few minutes.garnish with coriander leaves and serve lauki kofta hot with rotis, naan or jeera rice.

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