Grilled Kakori||Kebab

Grilled Kakori||Lauki Kebab Recipe.

Kakori kebab is mostly prepared with minced meat and grilled with some spices and seasonings.

It derived its name from the city of Kakori on the outskirts of Lucknow.

Mostly Kakori kebab is prepared with meat, fish, or vegetables roasted or grilled on a skewer.

Grilled kakori/kebab is one of my no oil no deep frying healthy vegetarian version of kebab recipe from my cook book.

I had used pencil to make finger shaped kebabs instead of using skewer, you can even use steel straws or pat them in round shape as per your choice. 

Grilled kakori or kebab is Indian snack recipe prepared with grated  bottle gourd/lauki, cornflakes, paneer, mashed potato, fresh bread crumbs and almond flour and other dry spices and masalas to enhance the taste of the kebabs.

Grilled lauki kebabs are grilled using microwave oven, you can even roast them in flat non stick pan instead of oven using little bit of butter/ghee or as required or you can even air fry them with your air  fryer.

Lauki kebab is crispy from outside and little bit soft from inside, tastes hot and sweet, kids will definitely love this to eat if served with their favorite ketchup or sauce, perfect snack recipe to enjoy on rainy days with your family and friends.

Try making Grilled kakori/kebab with bottle gourd with step by step instructions and preparation method along with the  pictures.

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Video recipe of how to make grilled Kakori/kebab

  • Cuisine – South Indian
  • recipe Type – Snack/Fritters
  • Type – Evening Snack/Dinner
  • preparation Time – 20 minutes.
  • Cooking Time – 20 minutes.
  • Total Time – 40 minutes.
  • Author – Nagajyothi.


  1. Grated bottle gourd – 1 cup
  2. Mashed potato – 1 cup
  3. Scrumbled Paneer/cottagecheese – 1 cup
  4. Crushed corn flakes – 1 cup
  5. Fresh bread crumbs – 1 cup
  6. Finely chopped onions – 1 cup
  7. Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  8. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  9. Salt – 1 tsp
  10. Aamchoor powder/Dry mango powder – 1 tsp
  11. Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  12. Garam masala/ Tandoori masala – 1 tsp
  13. Melted butter – 1 tbsp.

Step by step preparation method of how to prepare Grilled Kakori||Kebab.


To make grilled kakori or kebab,take a mixing bowl,add 1 cup of grated lauki/bottle gourd with skin (squeeze the water from lauki) 1 cup of mashed potato and 1 cup of crushed corn flakes.


Then add 1 cup of scrumbled/grated paneer/cottage cheese and 1 cup of finely chopped onions


Add 1 cup of almond flour, then 1tsp of cumin powder,1 tsp of red chilli powder and 1 tsp of salt.


Now add 1 tsp of ginger and garlic past


Now add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste, 1 tsp of  Amchoor powder or dry mango powder, and 1 tsp of garam masala into the the mixing bowl.


Then add 1 cup of fresh brown bread crumbs into the bowl (you can add bread crumbs of your choice)


Now mix all the ingredients all together with the help of your palm, make a soft dough.


Now to make kebabs/kakori, take a wooden pencil,hold it in your left hand, now take lime sizes of prepared mixture with your right hand, press the mixture dough into finger shaped kebabs around the pencil as shown in the picture.


Now gently pull the kebab with the help of your finger as shown in the picture to get a hole in the kebab, finish up making the kebabs one by one.


Now take grilled rack, grease it with melted butter with a brush, place the prepared kebab on the greased rack one after the other.


Now brush the kebabs or kakori with butter on both sides.


Now place the rack in preheated oven, grill for 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp, remove from the oven, keep aside for 5 minutes to cool down, place them on the serving plate.


Serve the prepared Lauki kebab or grilled Kakori with chopped onions and lemon or you can serve with tomato ketchup.

Health Benefits of Bottle Gourd.

  • Bottle gourd is rich in dietary fibre, both, soluble and insoluble, helps in curing constipation, flatulence and even piles. It is also easy to digest.
  • It promotes weight loss.
  •  The vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre in lauki keep the body well-nourished and curb unnecessary appetite, especially if you drink its juice in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • Its fat and cholesterol content is extremely low.
  • It also contains sodium, potassium, essential minerals and trace elements, which regulate blood pressure and prevent the risk of heart ailments.
  • High in sodium and potassium, bottle gourd is also an excellent vegetable for people with hypertension.
  • It is a suitable vegetable for light, low-calorie diets.
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