Ghia Ka Kofta (Bottle gourd dumplings in a tangy gravy)

Ghia Ka Kofta (Bottle gourd dumplings in a tangy gravy)

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Servings: 4
Calories: 455


  • 1.1 lb Bottle gourd lauki, peeled, grated, boiled for 5 minutes, drained
  • 1 3/4 oz Gram flour besan
  • 4 Green chillies chopped
  • 1 Ginger adrak, 1 inch piece, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

for the gravy:

  • 3 1/2 oz Ghee
  • 11 oz Onion paste
  • 2 tsp Garlic lasan paste
  • 2 tsp Ginger paste
  • 7 oz Tomato puree
  • 3 tsp Coriander dhaniya powder
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric haldi powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 3 1/2 oz Yoghurt dahi
  • Salt to taste


  • For the koftas, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Divide this mixture equally into lemon-sized balls and shape each into perfect rounds. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a wok (kadhai); carefully slide in the koftas one at a time. Fry until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain the excess oil on absorbent kitchen towels. Keep aside.
  • For the gravy, heat the ghee in a pan; add onion and garlic-ginger paste. Fry until light brown.
  • Add the tomato puree, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, yoghurt, and salt. Mix well.
  • Pour 2 cups water and bring the mixture to the boil. Boil uncovered until the gravy thickens.
  • Add the fried koftas and cook for another 10 minutes on low heat. Serve hot.
Calories: 455 kcal
Carbohydrates: 46 g
Protein: 10 g
Fat: 27g
Saturated Fat: 16 g
Cholesterol: 67 mg
Sodium: 217 mg
Potassium: 828 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 7 g
Vitamin A: 591 IU
Vitamin C: 36 mg
Calcium: 222 mg
Iron: 4 mg
Dishes Curries
Cuisine Indian
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