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Preparation Time : 15
Cook Time : 35
Total Time : 50
Ingredients for kofte : 2 cups grated lauki
4 tablespoon besan (gram flour)
1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/4 teaspoon red chilly powder
1 green chili - finely chopped
Salt 1 teaspoon
1/2 litre oil for deep frying the koftas
Gravy ingredients : 2 large tomatoes - roughly chopped
1 medium sized onion - roughly chopped
1 green chilly finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon
2 tablespoon broken cashews(kaju)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder(lal mirch powder)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder(dhania powder)
1 teaspoon garam masala
Water 1 cup
2 tablespoon oil
Salt 1 teaspoon
Process of kofta making :
Rinse and peel the lauki (bottle gourd). grate it.squeeze the grated lauki and collect the juice in a bowl or mug. keep the juice aside.
Mix all the ingredients for making the koftas with the grated lauki except oil.
Now heat the oil. make small round shaped balls or patties and deep fry in oil till golden brown. drain on paper tissues.
Gravy preparation :
Blend all the ingredients mentioned under "Gravy ingredients " with little water to a smooth paste.
Now heat 2 tablespoon oil.
Add cumins to splutter. Now add ready paste.
Saute for 8-10 minutes and then add all the spices. keep sauting till the masala starts releasing oil .
Add water and simmer for 10-12 minutes. lastly add the fried lauki kofta.
Switch off the flame and lid the pan for 5 minutes
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve lauki kofta curry hot with jeera rice, chapati or parantha.
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