Paneer Lauki Kofta Curry Recipe



Bottle gourd and paneer is an innovative way of using the ingredient to make koftas which gives it a unique taste to the whole dish. The dish becomes healthy as well as tasty when it is eaten.

Lauki Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe (No Onion No Garlic Recipe) is a flavoured tomato based curry. The koftas are made by combining Lauki/bottle gourd and paneer with Indian spice and just pan fried to give a healthy touch to the dish. The koftas are then soaked onto the curry.

Prep in

25 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

70 M


4-5 Servings


For Kofta

  • 500 grams Bottle gourd (lauki) , peeled and grated
  • 200 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 cup Rajgira Flour (Amaranth Flour) , for binding
  • Salt , or rock salt to taste


For Kofta Curry

  • 2 cups Tomatoes , cubed
  • Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • Bay leaf (tej patta) , torn
  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Cardamom (Pods /Seeds) , pounded into powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt (Curd)
  • Salt , or rock salt to taste
  • 2 sprig Coriander leaves (Dhania) , finely chopped
  • Cooking oil , for cooking


How To Lauki Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe :

We begin making Lauki Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe (No Onion No Garlic Recipe) by making the kofta curry by heating the Kadai with oil and saute the tomatoes, green chillies with cumin seeds and little bit of turmeric powder and salt.

  1. Once the tomatoes are cooked and it becomes mushy set aside to cool.Then blend the mixture into a smooth paste.
  2. For making the Koftas, Keep all the ingredients ready, drain out the water from the lauki and mix it with other ingredients and make small sized kofta balls.
  3. In order to use less oil for the kofta you can fry the koftas in a Pan with a teaspoon of oil for each kofta and cook it for about 2 minutes.Once done keep it aside until the gravy is made.
  4. Heat a separate Kadai with little bit of oil and add the spices – cinnamon,cardamom pods and bay leaf. Then add the tomato paste with the rest of the spice powders into the curry and cook it for about 5 minutes.
  5. Once done add the yogurt , give it a stir and let it boil for 5 more minutes. Add the koftas after you transfer the gravy into a serving dish so that the koftas do not turn soggy.
  6.  your mouth-watering Lauki Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe is ready to serve.



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