Lauki Kofta Curry!

Lauki kofta curry is a delicious main course dish which is made of bottle gourd balls and tomato gravy. Let’s proceed to the recipe.

PREPARATION TIME: 30 MINUTES
COOKING TIME: 25 MINUTES
SERVING: 4
CUISINE: NORTH INDIAN
COURSE: MAIN COURSE

INGREDIENTS

For Kofta

Bottle gourd (lauki): 2 cups (grated)
Gram flour (besan): 4 tablespoons
Carom seeds (ajwain): 1/4 teaspoon
Garam masala powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Red chili powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Salt: according to the taste
Corn flour: 1 tablespoon
Bread crumbs: 1 cup
Water: 1/2 cup
Oil: for deep frying kofta

For Gravy

Oil: 2 teaspoons
Cumin seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida: 1/4 teaspoon
Green chilies: 3 (chopped)
Garlic cloves: 5-6
Ginger: 1 inch
Ginger-garlic paste: 1 teaspoon
Onion: 2 large
Tomato: 2 large
Turmeric powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Red chili powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Salt: according to the taste
Water: 1 cup
Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon (chopped)

RECIPE

  1. First, rinse and peel bottle gourd. Grate it and squeeze all the juice. Keep that juice and squeezed bottle gourd in two different bowls and keep aside.
  2. Now take that squeezed bottle gourd and add garam masala powder, red chili powder, and salt. Rub carom seeds with the help of your palms, add, and mix them well.
  3. Now with the help of your palms make small round shaped balls and keep it on a plate.
  4. In a bowl add corn flour and water according to the ingredients and mix. Now dip every ball in corn flour paste and coat it with bread crumbs and place on a plate.
  5. Now put a pan on medium flame and heat oil. Add all the coated balls in hot oil and deep fry it on medium flame till they turn golden brown. Drain and place them on tissue paper and keep aside. Koftas are ready!
  6. In a blender take 1 roughly chopped large tomato, 1 roughly chopped large onion, 5-6 garlic cloves, 1 inch ginger, 2 tablespoons water, and blend them to a smooth paste.
  7. Now put a pan on medium flame and heat 2 teaspoons oil. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  8. Add chopped green chilies, asafoetida, ginger-garlic paste and saute them for 30 seconds.
  9. Now add 1 finely chopped large onion and suate them till they turn translucent. Add that paste and saute again for 3-4 minutes. Now add 1 finely chopped large tomato, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and that bottle gourd juice. Mix and cook them on simmer flame till oil has started coming out from sides.
  10. Add 1 cup water and salt. Mix and boil for 4-5 minutes. Turn off the flame and add prepared koftas and gently mix them. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or naan.
  11. Lauki kofta curry is ready!

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