Bottle Gourd Kofta Curry



1 large bottle gourd
4 new baby potatoes
3 large onions
1 1/2 inch stem fresh ginger
5 garlic cloves
2 green chillies
1/2 can chopped tomatoes
7/8 tbsps of chick pea flour
Veg oil for frying
2 tsps cumin seeds
11/2 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Fresh coriander


  1. Put baby potatoes on boil
  2. Peel bottle gourd and grate, put through a sieve, and retain juice separately. To the drained gourd, add 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp of salt, 1/4 tsp of garam masala, 1/4 tsp of garlic powder 8/10 tbsps of chickpea flour, 2 of the boiled and grated new potatoes (they help with the binding). Mix all ingredients into a medium consistency. The mixture should not be hard or solid and should be soft enough to mold into small balls. Tipwhen rolling mixture into balls, oil your hands to avoid sticking.
  3. Peel and chop onions coarsely and put in processor/ blender to bring to medium consistency
  4. Peel ginger, garlic cloves and chillies and blend until smooth.
  5. Blend chopped tomatoes into a smooth mixture


The dish is ready, add some freshly chopped coriander to garnish and enhance the flavour.