Monday, July 30, 2012

Dudhi kofta/ghiya kofta with gravy

Hello all my friends! My today's recipe is bit lengthy and it requires some patience which sadly I seem to lack but well I had to make this correctly. Please excuse the quality of the pics as somehow I could not keep my hand steady. Today's menu is dudhi kofta. Hmmm, looks like your mouth started watering eh!  Lets start our koftas and gravy.

2 cups  Ghiya or Lauki (bottlegourd), peeled and grated.
1 large Onion (chopped)
1 large Tomato (chopped)
8-10 cashewnuts
3-4 large spoons of gram flour (besan)
2 tbsp Yoghurt/curd
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
3-4 chopped Green chilies
1 tsp whole Cumin seeds
1 tsp Coriander-Cumin powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red Chili powder
Salt (according to taste) 
Oil to deep fry 
Chopped Coriander leaves for garnishing


Squeeze water out of the ghiya; mix in salt, ginger and black pepper. Add  besan, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and coriander-cumin powder, mix well and give desired shape. I gave them bit oblong shape.
Deep-fry koftas to a golden brown and keep aside.

Put green chillies, onion, yoghurt,cashewnuts and tomatoes all together in a blender and make puree out of it.

Add 2 large spoons of oil in a kadhai/pan.
Add  ginger-garlic paste and stir for few mins then add  the puree to it. Continuously stir the masala for few mins..
Add the dry masala, i.e. red chili powder, coriander-cumin powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste.
Add 2 cups of water to make the gravy. Boil the gravy till its ready.
Add koftas into the gravy or pour hot gravy on the koftas.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Serve hot with chapati or rice.

Note: If you plan to serve later then add koftas in plate and pour gravy while serving. If kofta stick in your hands add more besan.

Hope you all like it. Over to you for feedback, friends…

I also got award from  Punitha at South India food recipes .
Thank you Punitha

I would like to share this award with  all my lovely blogger friends. 



  1. Congratulations Meena, on achieving the Sunshine Blogger Award. Dudhi Kofta with gravy looks tempting would definately give it a try over the weekend. Did try out the peppery potatoes once again and they turned out fabulous.

  2. Hi Meena ,

    Congratulations Dear....

    Koftas Looks YYummYYY !!!

    Neat presentation :))

    Keep on Dear...

  3. Congratulation Meena for the beautiful award!!see today I also make doodhi kofta very simmilar to your recipe:)very delicious and tempting..

  4. very delicious and interesting!!!

  5. 1st of all congrats on your award...I can understand how difficult it is to cook and click ..hmm we bloggers are multi taskers :-) Lovely dish to go with roti

  6. Congrats on the award and very yummy dish..

  7. Delicious kofta gravy Meena, Congrats on your award. wishing many more to come.

  8. this is another must try dish for me..fabulous..
    Tasty Appetite

  9. Long time since I made these koftas.. the gravy looks so nice.

  10. Hmm!!!!!!!!! Really yummy dish, me getting hungry again. I like ths gravy dish with simple prathas n rice.

  11. I have not tasted lauki kofta in my life ! would certainly try it.Thanks..
    I love suran kofta though :)

  12. this is a nice recipe! using lauki instead of potatoes in the kofta balls is much healthier!

    As for the ques asked on my blog, as long as it is microwave proof glass, you can use it. :)

    Do send your entries to Bake Fest Event & Giveaway! if you can. :)

  13. Yummy recipe ... and Congrats on your award..:))
    Enjoyed browsing through your blog..

  14. lovely and tempting recipe :)a new kofta dish to me actually !! regarding temperature setting in oven, u may have to keep at 190 deg Celsius...hope that helps :)

  15. lovely looking curry....Will try your version soon...


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