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Bottle Gourd/Lauki kofta curry

  • Lauki Kofta Curry:

  • Ingredients:
          1. Lauki (half)
          2. Oil (for frying)
          3. Oil (1 tblspn for curry)
          4. Onion (1 no)
          5. Tomato (2 no)
          6. Curry leaves
          7. Mustard seeds (rai)
          8. Cumin seeds (jeera)
          9.  Red chilli powder (1-2 tspn)
         10. Turmeric powder
         11. Garlic-ginger paste/wet masala (1 tspn)
         12. Garam Masala (1 tspn)
         13. Salt to taste
         14. Groundnut/Peanut powder (optional)
         15. Kasuri Methi (half to 1 tspn)
         16. Besan/Chana dal flour
         17. Rice flour
         18. Breadcrumbs

  • Preparation & Cooking:
          1.  Peel off the lauki & grate. Squeeze out the water from the grated lauki.
               Do not throw away the squeezed out water, it is to be used for gravy.
          2. To the grated lauki add,the besan and rice flour in equal proportion to make a
               soft dough,in order to fry (like for bhajiya or pakoda).
          3. Heat oil for frying. Take breadcrumbs if you dont have breadcrumbs,crush
              a toast & use it as toast-crumbs.
         4. Make small balls of the lauki kofta mixture,mix slighlty with breadcrumbs & fry
             till it is golden brown in color.
         5. Repeat the procedure and make the koftas.
         6. Cut the onion & tomatoes and grate to make paste or puree like.
         7. Heat one tblpsn of oil,add the mustard & cumin seeds, add curry leaves.
         8. Add the onion-tomato paste,saute for 2-3 mins.
         9. Add the garlic-ginger paste/wet masala,kasuri methi & saute for 2-3 mins.
        10. Add turmeric powder,red chilli powder,garam masala & salt to taste.
        11. Saute & cook the ingredients for 2-3 mins.
        12. Add the squeezed out lauki water,add more water in small quantity and cook.
             Avoid adding more water as the gravy will not be thick.
        13. In case your gravy becomes little watery like add 1-2 tspn roasted peanut
              groundnut powder to thicken the gravy.
        14. You can serve the kofta curry by adding the koftas to the ready curry or
               seperately for eating.


  • Serves: Three - Four

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Sonali Chavan said...

healthy kofta

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