Low fat Lauki Kofta recipe

           Lauki or bottlegourd became extremely popular in India when The Yog Guru Ramdev baba advised people to include them in the diet as it helps in reducing weight.It was even available in the fruit juice centers menu card and not so popular vegetable became a part of every household. Lauki has great importance in the Indian ayurveda and has lot of health benefits. Especially having juice made with lauki helps in fat loss.

           I do include them in our menu quite frequently and have posted quite a few recipes with it sometime ago. Lauki parathas is one such recipe which is quite popular in this blog. Many readers have tried and enjoyed the recipe.

            My mom used to make koftas with bottlegourd and we just loved it. I thought of posting it in my blog as its made using the low fat way!!


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Low fat Lauki Kofta recipe Yum
Course side dish
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course side dish
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Gravy
  2. Onion- 1 large chopped
  3. Ginger- 1' Chopped
  4. Garlic- 1 clove chopped
  5. Green chillies- 1 chopped
  6. Tomato- 1 pureed (Can use store bought tomato puree)
  7. Turmeric powder- 1tsp
  8. Red chilly powder- 1tsp
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Dhaniya jeera powder /Coriander cumin seed powder- 1tsp
  11. Garam masala- 1tsp(I used everest tandoori chicken masala- works well for veg. dishes- gives a spicy flavour and a red colour to the gravy.)
  12. Oil- 1tsp
  13. Koftas
  14. Peel the bottlegourd and grate it. Squeeze out water from the grated bottle gourd. Now add rest of the ingredients except besan (mentioned under the kofta ingredients).Mix well and make small balls with it.Now roll the balls on besan and coat it with the besan properly.
  15. You can now deep fry the balls and keep aside. Alternatively, I used Aebleskiver pan to shallow fry the koftas.
  16. Add few drops of oil in each depression of the pan. Heat the pan. Now place each ball in the depression. After the bottomside gets cooked,flip and allow the other side to cook. The cooked balls should be golden brown in colour.
  17. Gravy-
  18. Blend the onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies to a smooth paste. Heat oil in pan. Add the ground paste. Saute for a few minutes and add rest of the spices. Now keep sauteing till the raw smell disappears. Now add the tomato puree. Mix well. Add a glass of water. Cook for few more minutes. You can add cream now for a rich flavour if you wish.
  19. Add the koftas to the gravy just befor serving.
Recipe Notes

   Serve hot with chapatis/rotis.

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50 Comments

  1. SpicyTasty

    I love this recipe, and the name says low fat am already loving it :-). Nice recipe and love to try it sometime.

     
  2. Wow Sowmya a very healthy lauki kofta.Bookmarking it as I don’t have to deep fry.Love it.

     
  3. Wow Sowmya a very healthy lauki kofta.Bookmarking it as I don’t have to deep fry.Love it.

     
  4. looks yummy n healthy too…simple recipe…will try this soon dear..

     
  5. This kofta curry looks very delicious and colorful.

     
  6. Sukanya Ramkumar

    This is really a creative idea, Kofta in paniyaram pan. So cool. Will try it next time. YUM!

     
  7. wow.love this. i too make paneer koftas few days back. They look exactly the same. Ur pictures is making me drool.

     
  8. Premalatha Aravindhan

    Hi sowmya,Kofta luks very delicious…Very nice presentation…Using Bottlegourd is too unique…Excellent recipe.

     
  9. Looks yum..not frying is always gud 🙂

     
  10. Wonderful and delicious

     
  11. Priya Yallapantula

    Love them dear. I am just dying to buy this appam pan 🙂

     
  12. The koftas look perfectly round yummy…

     
  13. GayathriRaj

    Hey thats really an awesome one….that last pic is vry nice and unbelievable….thats so tempting….

     
  14. Priya Suresh

    Kofta curry looks absolutely divine, even am trying to avoid deepfrying the koftas nowadays..awesome dish Sow..

     
  15. Pari Vasisht

    Hi. Love the lauki kofta and nice way of reducing the fat. I have a further low cal version as I steam my koftas, if u like the idea u can check it in my blog.http://cooking-goodfood.blogspot.com/2009/08/steamed-b-kofta-in-onion-tomato-gravy.html

     
  16. Suma Rowjee

    This is a great way of making low fat stuff, am tempted to try one of these days..

     
  17. hey nice recipe.I was about to post somewhat similar koftas using zucchini, thats the closest we can get to Lauki here.Shallow frying is a nce idea, let me try it out next time.I will post your link also for the shallow frying idea

     
  18. hey nice recipe.I was about to post somewhat similar koftas using zucchini, thats the closest we can get to Lauki here.Shallow frying is a nce idea, let me try it out next time.I will post your link also for the shallow frying idea

     
  19. My Little Space

    Oh Sowmya, these look so very inviting! Love it when you said serve hot with chapati or roti! yummm…. Hope you’re having a wonderful day!Cheers, Kristy

     
  20. Koftas are fried nicely. Loved the last pic.

     
  21. Sowmya Madhavan

    @pari- will check out your version..@ sumi- Thanks.i would appreciate that..

     
  22. Nayna Kanabar

    I love the versatile use of paniyaram pan.Koftas look delicious as does the gravy you have cooked them in.

     
  23. Preeti Kashyap

    This is how I make it..in an appam chetti! looks nice and healthy!

     
  24. Hamaree Rasoi

    Sowmya I had this recipe in my draft and was thinking of posting this week 🙂 I liked your idea of shallow frying. Gravy looks delicious….DeepaHamaree Rasoi

     
  25. Love the idea to use Paniyaram pan to make Koftas, looks perfect.

     
  26. Home Cooked Oriya Food

    lovely koftas and low fat too!

     
  27. rekhas kitchen

    Wow what a healthy version Sowmya sounds very interesting…..

     
  28. notyet100

    looks so delicious,,.

     
  29. Valarmathi

    Looks so tempting and delicious.

     
  30. Cool Lassi(e)

    This looks fabulous! I am not a big fan of country vegetables(bottle gourd, pumpkin, snake gourd etc etc)..but this one looks so tempting. I wouldn’t have guessed these koftas were made with bottle gourd if you didn’t mention that.

     
  31. I love low-fat recipes… and the koftas look really inviting 🙂

     
  32. Simple and delicious !

     
  33. Pretty crisp and attractive koftas!

     
  34. SpicyTasty

    wow sowmya!!wonderful idea..healthy and tasty recipe!!

     
  35. How wonderful to make low fat koftas..very nice sowmya..

     
  36. AdukalaVishesham

    very tempting dish… looks really good..

     
  37. Wow…U have got a great blog….and the low fat recipe post is really good…as ppl have bcome health conscious …Great space…and thanks for dropping in…Sry for the delayed response..was on a long vacation….glad to follow u 🙂

     
  38. Krishnaveni

    delicious curry. perfectly done. very nice sowmya

     
  39. Malar Gandhi

    Lovely idea, to fry these kofta with less oil:)

     
  40. Soma Pradhan

    I too make koftas this way..its a healthy version definitely

     
  41. Curry look creamy and delicious! Bookmarked!

     
  42. I too make koftas and we love it. This healthy version is definitely a must try.

     
  43. Dear Sowmyathanks 4 dropping in….Loved visiting ur awesome space..Nice collection of recipes…Adding u 2 my blogroll.Kofta Look Gr8 !!Got 2 try soon…regardsdeepti

     
  44. Taste of Mysore

    creative way of using pan..kofta curry is yummy

     
  45. hey sowmya, i tried your baked kofta version with minor tweaks, absolutely loved it. this sounds interesting too, never have used bottle gourd in koftas.

     
  46. Sowmya Madhavan

    @dershana- Glad you tried and loved it..

     
  47. Looks awesome and we can eat as much as we can with out guilt.

     
  48. Eomniscient

    Thanks for a great blog Low Fat, Easy weight loss tips

     
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  50. Sowmya Madhavan

    Thanks a lot Linda..your appreciation means a lot to me..

     

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