Non-fried Vegetable Kofta

If you love Koftas but avoid them because they are fried & oily, this recipe is a game-changer! Healthy & tasty non-fried koftas which you can relish as a starter or add to a gravy & devour.


  • ¼ Cup Shredded Doodhi (Bottle Gourd)
  • ¼ Cup Finely Chopped French Beans
  • ¼ Cup Finely Chopped Carrots
  • ¼ Cup Finely Chopped Cabbage
  • ¼ Cup Finely Chopped Coriander
  • ½ Cup Grated Paneer
  • 2 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • ½ Tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • ½ Tsp Amchur Powder
  • ½ Cup Besan Powder
  • Salt To Taste


Prep: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes

  1. Squeeze out all the water from the shredded doodhi (this is very important otherwise your koftas won’t retain their texture while being cooked).
  2. In a bowl combine all the ingredients of the koftas and mix thoroughly. Add the besan in batches what you are looking for is a soft texture that you can make kofta balls out of.
  3. Now roll out bite sized kofta balls, place them in a plate and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Heat a paniyaram pan and brush each pit with some oil.
  5. Once the koftas are refrigerated, roll them in some corn flour and cook them in the pan on either side until golden brown
  6. Serve these koftas as a starter with some green chutney or as part of a gravy for a main dish!