Lauki Kofta 

Last Updated : 09 Nov 2017

Somya Gupta

Recipes 10
  • Servings
  • 4
  • Cook Time
  • 20min
  • Prep Time
  • 15min

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INGREDIENTS:

  • FOR KOFTAS - Grated lauki/ bottlegourd - 250 gms
  • Besan/ gram flour - 1 /2 cup
  • Salt/ namak – as per taste
  • Red chilli/ lal mirch powder and fennel/ saunf as per taste
  • Asafoetida/ heeng - a pinch
  • FOR GRAVY - Malai/ cream - 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds/ jeera - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Tomato/ tamatar puree - 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Curd/ dahi - 1 cup
  • Whole garm masala - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric/ haldi, red chili/ lal mirch powder, coriander/ dhaniya powder, garam masala and salt/ namak according to taste
  • Ginger/ adarak and green chili/ hari mirch paste - 1 teaspoon
  • Chopped coriander leaves/ dhaniya patta for garnishing the curry

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Mix all the ingredients of kofta and make medium size balls
  • Heat enough oil on medium flame and fry the koftas till it gets golden brown color. Set them aside and let us prepare the gravy for curry.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add jeera. Add whole garam masala and saute for 2 minutes on low flame
  • Now add ginger and chili paste and saute for 2 minutes on low flame
  • Add tomato puree, red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric. Saute until the oil gets separated from spices on medium flame.
  • Add beaten curd, malai and stir continuously the curry until gravy starts boiling. Now add enough water, koftas and add remaining spices and salt.
  • Cook for 7-8 minutes on medium flame. Switch off the gas and add chopped coriander in the gravy.
  • Delicious lauki kofta is ready to be served with hot phulkas/ rice!

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