Lauki kofta curry recipe

lauki kofta curry

Preparation time for Lauki Kofta Curry-40 minutes

Ingredients for Lauki Kofta Curry:

  • Bottle gourd/Lauki(grated)-300 gms
  • Gram flour(besan)-100 gm
  • Garlic cloves(peeled)-12 to 15
  • Ginger(chopped)-2 inch
  • Onion (chopped)-2(medium)
  • Tomato (chopped)-2(you may use tomato puree instead)
  • Carom seeds(ajwain)-1/3 tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-3/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-2 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt to taste

For Kofta:

  • Wash your hand properly and squeeze out water from grated lauki, discard the water(you may use the water in curry preparation).
  • Add  carom seeeds, 1/3 tsp of turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder, 1/3 tsp of garam masala powder and salt to taste in grated lauki.
  • Add gram flour and mix it properly, do not add water.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a pan, put little mixture in the hot oil to check its temperature.
  • Put small portions of mixture in hot oil to make koftas, keep the flame on medium.
  • Fry the kofta till it turns golden brown from both sides, keep flipping in between.
  • Once the koftas are fried properly, take it out on kitchen towel and keep it aside.

Note-you may make the koftas in appe/appam pan instead of frying as shown in the video.

Masala Paste Preparation for Curry:

  • In a grinding jar: add ginger, garlic and onion, grind it into smooth paste( do not add water).
  • Take it out in a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Put chopped tomatoes in the same grinding jar, grind it into smooth paste(do no add water).
  • Take it out in a bowl and keep it aside.

Curry Preparation for Lauki Kofta:

  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and fry it for few seconds on medium flame.
  • Reduce the flame to low, add red chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix it.
  • Add the blended paste(onion, ginger and garlic), cumin powder and coriander powder.
  • Mix it properly, Cover the pan cook the masala paste for 2 minutes on low flame.
  • Add tomato paste and mix it, cover the pan and cook it for 3-4 minutes on low flame, keep stirring in between.
  • Add one glass of water and salt to taste, stir it properly and  boil it for 3-4 minutes on medium flame.
  • Put all the koftas in gravy, add garam masala powder and stir it, cover the pan and cook it for 2 minutes on low-medium flame.
  • Turn off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Lauki kofta curry is ready to Serve with roti, paratha and rice.

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