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Preparation Time : 15
Cook Time : 20
Total Time : 35
FOR KOFTAS - Grated lauki/ bottlegourd 150 gms
Besan/Gram Flour 1/2 cups
Salt/namak as per taste 1/2 tsp
Red Chili/Lal Mirch Powder and Fennel/Saunf,as per taste 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing 1 pinch
For Gravy-Malai Cream 1/2 cups
Cumin Seeds/Jeera 1/2 tsp
Tomato/Tamatar Puree 1 1/2 cups
Curd/Dahi 1 cups
Whole Gram Masala 1 tsp
Turmeric/ haldi, red chili/ lal mirch powder, coriander/ dhaniya powder, garam masala and salt/ namak according to taste 1/2 tsp
Ginger/ adarak and green chili/ hari mirch paste 1 tsp
Oil/ tel for gravy and remaining for deep frying koftey 2 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves/ dhaniya patta for garnishing the curry 1 tsp
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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