Besan Kofta Recipe

  • Jun 24, 2024
  • By Team Baclinc
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Tasty and healthy besan kofta recipe which can become your kids favourite who would otherwise not want to eat bottle gourd. Try this recipe at home or for your kids lunch box recipe and enjoy!




  • 1 bottle gourd
  • 1 cup besan
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • 1 inch ginger
  • ½ tablespoon of turmeric powder
  • ¼ tablespoon salt

For Gravy:

For garnishing:

  • Coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dry fenugreek (Kasuri methi)


    1. Prepare the kofta base: Peel the skin of bottle gourd and grate it well. Squeeze the water from the grated pieces and add 1 cup besan, 1-2 green chillies, 1 inch ginger, ½ tablespoon of turmeric powder and ¼ tablespoon salt and knead everything together. Make the dough into balls of small to medium sizes.
    2. Fry: Fry the balls in half a pan of oil. Set this aside.
  • Prepare the gravy: In a mixer take 1 onion,1 inch ginger, 5-6 cloves of garlic, 4-5  green chillies and 1-2 tomatoes, all chopped and grind it to a fine paste. Take this paste in a bowl and to it add 1 tablespoon Bhoj Masale garam masala, ½ tablespoon Bhoj Masale red chilli powder, 1 tablespoon Bhoj Masale coriander powder, ½ tablespoon Bhoj Masale turmeric powder and  ½ tablespoon salt and mix well.
  • Cook the gravy: Heat some oil in a pan and add ½ tablespoon of jeera and the prepared gravy and cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the Kofta: Add the kofta balls to the gravy and mix well.
  • Garnish: Garnish it with some chopped coriander leaves and 1 tablespoon of kasuri methi.
  • The besan kofta curry is ready to be relished!
  • Tips:

    • Mixing the masala with gravy before cooking them will help in the mixing of masala properly and helps in not overcooking/burning the masala.