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Dudhi Kofta (Bottle Gourd Fritters)

Dudhi Kofta (Bottle Gourd Fritters)

Dudhi kofta are a yummy and delicious gluten free fritters made using Dudhi/Bottle Gourd. They serve as a perfect snack or a starter.
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Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Besan, Bottle Gourd, Dudhi, Gluten Free, Gram Flour, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 1 Cup grated Dudhi/Lauki/Bottle Gourd
  • ½ Cup - or as required Besan (Gram flour)
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Asafoetida (Hing) **Please see Notes
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry


  • Grate the Dudhi and squeeze out the water.
  • Do not discard the water, it can be used for any gravy or one can drink it as is.
  • Heat oil in a wok. The oil should not be too hot, or else you will burn the koftas.
  • In the meantime in a large bowl, add in the remaining ingredients and mix everything.
  • The batter should not be too watery. If you need more besan add it. It should be able to coat all the grated dudhi well.
  • Once the oil is hot, drop a dollop size of batter in the oil.
  • Fry this on medium until golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve with some tomato ketchup or as is or use it in a gravy.


  • 1 teaspoon = 5 ml, 1 tablespoon=15 ml, 1 Cup=235 ml
  • Asafoetida (Hing) powder available in shops contains wheat and is not gluten free. Gluten intolerant people can either skip completely or opt for Gluten Free Asafoetida (Hing)
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