Aal Ke Kofte (Bottle Gourd Fritters In Spicy Gravy) Recipe

Pooja Thakur
Aal Ke Kofte (Bottle Gourd Fritters In Spicy Gravy) Recipe
840 ratings.

Aal Ke Kofte is a delicious combination of bottle gourd pakoras and spicy gravy. It is a perfect dish to make when you have guests at your home for dinner. Try this recipe and you will make it again and again.

Serve Aal Ke Kofte with Lauki Raita and Tawa Parathas for a perfect weekday meal.

You can also try other gravy based recipes such as

  1. Lauki Yakhni
  2. Arbi Dahi Wali Sabzi
  3. Nadru Ke Kebab


Cuisine: Rajasthani
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

60 M

Total in

75 M


4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 2 Onion , paste
  • 2 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 2 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • Salt , as required
  • Oil , as required
  • Water , as required
  • 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • For kofta
  • 250 grams Bottle gourd (lauki) , grated
  • 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • Salt , as required
  • Water , as required
  • Oil , as required, for deep frying

How to make Aal Ke Kofte (Bottle Gourd Fritters In Spicy Gravy) Recipe

  1. To begin making the Aal Ke Kofte recipe, firstly we will begin with preparing the koftas.

  2. Mix all the ingredients mentioned under ‘for koftas’ in a mixing bowl. Mix them properly. Add a little water to bring the mixture together.

  3. Once it is done, make round shaped pakoras out of it and deep fry them in a deep frying pan.

  4. When they turn brown from both the sides, take them out to on a kitchen towel to absorb the extra oil. Follow the same process for the reaming mixture and keep them aside.

  5. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add cloves, badi elaichi, tej patta and dal chini.

  6. After a minute add the ginger garlic paste and cook it tell the raw smell goes from the mixture.

  7. Once it is done add the onion paste and let it cook for 5 to 8 minutes.

  8. After 5 to 8 minutes, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and the required salt. Let it cook for 5 minutes.

  9. After 5 minutes, bring the flame to low and add the curd.

  10. Mix well and add the required amount of water. Mix well and let it cook till the gravy gets a little thick.

  11. Once it is done, add the fried kofta and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes more.

  12. After 2 to 3 minutes, switch off the stove and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.

  13. Serve Aal Ke Kofte with Lauki Raita and Tawa Parathas for a perfect weekday meal.