Pumpkin kofte in red gravy

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Pumpkin kofte in red gravy


A light and delicious tomato based flavourful curry with koftas made from pumpkin /kaddu

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 25 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 1/2 cups ingredients for the koftas:grated pumpkin

  • 1 cups besan/gram flour

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder

  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1 nos green chili - finely chopped

  • 1 tsp oil

  • 1 tsp salt as required

  • 1 cups oil for deep frying the koftas

  • 3 nos for the gravy-large tomatoes - roughly chopped

  • 1 nos onion - roughly chopped

  • 1 nos green chilli- chopped

  • 1 nos green cardamom /elaichi

  • 1 inch ginger - chopped

  • 1/2 tsp kasuri methi

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder or as per taste

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1 tsp sabji masala

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder

  • 1 tbsp cream

  • 2 cups water (approximately)

  • 2 cups oil


  • Rinse and peel the pumkin and grate it.
  • squeeze and collect the juice in a bowl. keep the juice aside.
  • mix all the ingredients for making the koftas with the grated pumpkin.
  • make small round shaped balls and deep fry in oil till golden brown.drain on absorbent paper.
  • For the gravy :Blend all the ingredients mentioned above into a smooth paste with little water.
  • Now heat a deep pan and add 2 tsp oil. heat the oil, add the cumin seeds then add the masala paste.
  • Sauté for 8-10 mins on a medium flame and then add all the spice powders, sabji masala and kasuri methi.
  • stir and continue to fry the masala paste till it starts leaving oil from the sides.
  • Add cream and cook for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add the collected juice and about 1 cup water to the cooked masala. Bring to a boil.
  • Finally add the fried koftas and garam masala. Switch off the flame and let them sit in gravy covered with a lid for about 10 minutes.
  • Can add water according to the requirement.
  • garnish with coriander leaves and serve delicious koftas hot with rotis, paranthas, naan or rice.