Lauki Kofta

Home made Lauki kofta

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Lauki Kofta

Home made Lauki kofta

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By Mala Shenoy

Published On: 24 Jul 2014

Rating: 3
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25 Minutes
Served : 3
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  • For The Lauki Koftas :
    Lauki / bottle gourd : 1 medium size
    Besan / bengal gram flour : ¾ cup
    Potatoes boiled and mashed : 3 nos
    Green chillies chopped (optional) : 1-2 nos
    Red chilli powder : ½ tsp
    Chaat masala : 1 tsp
    Freshly chopped coriander leaves ; few
    Salt : to taste
    For The Gravy :
    Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
    Onions grated : 3 - 4 medium size
    Garlic ginger paste : 1 tsp
    Tomatoes grated : 3 nos
    Turmeric powder : ½ tsp
    Coriander powder : ½ tsp
    Cumin powder : ½ tsp
    Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
    garam masala : ½ tsp
    Oil : 3 - 4 tsp
    Salt : to taste

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1

Strain the juice out of the grated bottle gourd and preserve it to add in the gravy.

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Step 2

Combine all the ingredients together and transfer it into a non-stick pan and stir it over medium heat till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.

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Step 3

Remove and cool slightly. Divide this mixture into 12 to 16 equal portions and roll into koftas.

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Deep fry on a low flame till the koftas turn golden brown.

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Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.

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Step 8

When they crackle, add the onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.

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Add the ginger - garlic paste and sauté for 1 more minute.

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Add the grated tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, jeera powder, red chilli powder and salt and cook till the oil separates from the masala.

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Add 2 cups of water to the gravy and bring to a boil (you can add the bottle gourd juice as well).

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Add the fried koftas to the curry and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

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Step 17

The koftas tend to crumble if you boil them too much in the gravy. So you can add them just before you're ready to serve the curry.

Step 18

Serve hot with roti.

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