Ghiya Ke Kofte

Many of us do not like to eat Ghiya (bottle gourd) ki sabzii.

However ghiya ke kofte is definitely a good choice to consume ghiya. This recipe tastes really good. It is very simple to prepare as well.

As now you must have understood that I have learnt most of my recipes from my mother. So, definitely this recipe also comes from her kitchen. 🙂



 For Kofta:

  • Ghiya (bottle gourd, lauki, doodhi) – 1 nos. medium sized (peeled and grated)
  • Chick Pea Flour (besan)  – ¾ cup
  • Malai  –  2 tsp
  • Salt  –  to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder –  ½ tsp
  • Ajwain  –   ½ tsp

For Gravy:

  • Onion –   2 medium sized (finely chopped)
  • Tomato –  2 medium sized (blended)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste –  1 tsp
  • Green Chilli –  2 nos (finely chopped)
  • Cumin Seeds –   ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder –  ½ tsp
  • Turmeric Powder  –  ½ tsp
  • Coriander Powder  –  1 tsp
  • Garam Masala  –   ½ tsp
  • Water –  2 glasses
  • Coriander Leaves  – Few (finely chopped)



For Kofta:

  1. In a bowl take grated ghiya, add besan, red chilli powder, ajwain, malai and salt. Mix them well.
  2. Make lemon sized balls and keep them aside.
  3. Heat oil in a non stick pan for deep frying. Fry the balls in the hot oil until brown all over. Keep the flame to medium hot and keep turning to cook evenly.
  4. Drain with good quality tissue paper and keep it aside.

For Gravy:

  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan and add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  3. Add chopped onions and green chilli. Saute for another two minutes.
  4. Add blended tomatoes. Mix well and stir continuously till the raw smell goes away.
  5. Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder and mix well.
  6. Add two glasses of water. Bring it to boil.
  7. Add Koftas to the gravy. Let it cook on high flame for another five minutes.
  8. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves.

Ghiya ke Kofte is ready!! 🙂 It goes very well with Indian breads such as roti, plain paratha or stuffed paratha and curd.

This recipe can also be served with Plain Rice or Jeera Rice.

Enjoy Eating!!Nancy 🙂

4 thoughts on “Ghiya Ke Kofte

  1. Commendable job N 2… I am not so fond of bottle gourd but I loved your kofta recipe, shall try. I am definitely benefiting from this blog…keep posting quick n healthy recipes..Kudos girls!!! 🙂

    • Thank You so much Vrishali for kind words and will try our level best to keep up your expectations!! 🙂 We will be posting few more recipes soon where in you can actually wisely use the vegetables which generally people do not like. Stay tuned!!:-)

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