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Bottle Gourd (Lauki ) Curry with Musurdal (Red Lentil) Kofta:Vegan and Gluten free Ayurvedic Recipe


Bottle Gourd (Lauki ) Curry with Musurdal (Red Lentil) Kofta:Vegan and Gluten free Ayurvedic Recipe

Bottle Gourd (Lauki ) Curry with Musurdal (Red Lentil) Kofta:Vegan and Gluten free Ayurvedic Recipe

Yesterday I had made the bottle gourd curry with Musurdal (red lentil) kofta.It was so delicious and filling, you can’t imagine that the curry of bottle gourd can be delightful so much! Bottle Gourd is very beneficial for our liver and it can slow our aging. For thousands of years  it ihas been used  in Ayurvedic  Medicine for various problem. Bottle gourd is believed to reduce high blood pressure, fatigue, constipation, jaundice etc. Besides this the red lentils are gluten free, nutritious and flavouful.


For the curry:

I lb (450 gm) Bottle gourd (diced in cube shape)
½ tsp cumin seed
1 red chili
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
½ tsp ginger paste
½ tbsp vegetable oil

For the Kofta:

½ cup Red lentil (soaked for one night and then finely pasted)
1 dash of salt
¼ tsp chili powder
½ tsp oil


For kofta:

Mix the ingredients of kofta except oil. Heat the oil in a nonstick pan and pour the batter of kofta in small quantity so that you can make 15 koftas in round shape. It will take only 10 minutes for shallow fry of koftas on medium flame.

For the curry:

Use the same nonstick pan and heat the ½ tbsp oil and add cumin seed,bay leaf and the red chili.saute for 2 minutes.

Then add the bottle gourd and the remaining spices and sauté for 5 minutes.

Add 2 cups of water and cover a lid .Slow cook for 20 minutes.

When your veggies are become tender add the koftas in the curry and serve with boiled brown rice or roti.

Note: You can enjoy the Koftas as snacks or use this for another veggie curry for a different flavor.

Nutritional Information:
5 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47.3
Total Fat 1.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 502.1 mg
Potassium 120.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.5 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 2.4 g
Vitamin A 21.4 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 4.4 %
Vitamin C 37.9 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 1.2 %


Author: roytanusree

Hi , My name is Tanusree Roy. I am an expert in Health and Nutrition niche . I have extensive experience in diet plan, nutrition advisory roles in various USA based nutrition and recipe based projects as a co-founder of Ennovation Consulting. I always enjoy cooking .I am the mother of two kids ,so my main concern is kids.

9 thoughts on “Bottle Gourd (Lauki ) Curry with Musurdal (Red Lentil) Kofta:Vegan and Gluten free Ayurvedic Recipe

  1. This sounds delicious! I know it is important from an Ayurvedic point of view, but if I can’t get a bottle gourd (or does it go by another name perhaps?), what is a reasonable substitute?

  2. Wow, you mixed koftas and bottle gourd, very interesting. Never tried it. Am thinking if I can make bottle gourd with mangodis?

  3. Just mouthwatering…looks delicious!

  4. Your Idea is great Namrata , Mangodis are oil free and great in taste …Please let me know how it will come . 🙂

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