Monday, May 23, 2011

Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Kofta Curry

Lauki Kofta Curry

Recipe Source: Googled

For  the Koftas: 

Bottle gourd/Lauki  - 1. Number

Besan/ gram flour – 1 cup

Onion – 1

Potato  - 1

Green chilli – 2

Ginger – ½ “ piece

Turmeric – ¼ tsp

Curry leaves – 1 tbsp

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Cooking soda – a pinch

Salt  - to taste

Oil – for frying

Ingredients :
For the Gravy: 
Onion – 3

Tomato – 2

Garlic cloves – 5

Ginger – ½ “ piece

Turmeric  - ¼ tsp

Red chilli powder  -  ½ tsp

Coriander powder – 2 tbsp

Cumin powder , roasted – ¼ tsp

Garam masala – ½ tsp

Coriander leaves – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – ½ tsp

Salt – to taste

Oil – 1 tbsp


 For the Koftas:

·         Boil potato, peel, mash
·         Chop  onion, green chilli, ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves
·         Peel, grate the bottle gourd, squeeze excess juice and keep it aside for the curry.
·         Take the gram flour in a wide mouthed vessel, to it add onion, ginger, curry leaves, coriander  leaves,  turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, mashed potato mix  all these and make it into a dough.
·         Make it into small balls and deep fry in oil and set it aside.

For the  Gravy:
·        Chop 1 onion, 2 green chillies
·        Grind  ginger, garlic, 2 onions, 1 green chilli coarsely, set it aside.
·         Grind tomato, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and set it aside.
·        Heat oil in a sauce pan, add the chopped onion and green chillies and fry till onion is soft
·        Next, add the ground ginger-garlic-onion-green chilli paste and fry for a few seconds
·        Now, add the tomato and spice powder ground paste and mix well.
·        Cook for 4 – 5 minutes till the rawness of the masala goes off and oil starts seperating at the edges.
·        Add a little milk/ beaten curd /water to get the desired consistency.
·        Add a little sugar to enhance the taste.
·        Drop the koftas into the gravy and gently mix well to coat it with the gravy. Simmer for a couple of seconds and turn off the flame.
·        Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.


Priti said...

Looks so delicious n rich ....yum

Ms.Chitchat said...

Perfect koftas, looks very tasty and tempting.

Shanthi said...

Looks wonderful and perfect.

Laxmi said...

Very different recipe. Thanks for sharing..

Prathibha said...

lovely way 2 eat lauki...I also make dis often..yummy

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking kofta curry

aipi said...

I don't care much for lauki but the koftas are my fav ~ looks so very delish and perfect!
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Hari Chandana said...

Wowww... looks so tempting and perfect.. absolutely inviting clicks dear !!
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Nandini said...

It looks very tempting! Nice dish! Delicious with rice...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Kofta looks amazingly soft and yummy. Excellent recipe. Already drooling after seeing the clicks.

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Priya said...

Omg, tempting and droolworthy kofta curry, feel like finishing that whole plate..

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Suparna
Very nice recipe and description. I have never tried so far any lauki kofta. I think I will start with your amazing recipe.
Have a nice week

julie said...

I love koftas a lot...looks perfect Suparna!!

Pasta and Paratha said...

Probably healthiest of all Koftas ..

Suja said...

Tempting and yummy kofta curry..looks delicious.

Now Serving said...

what a delicious way in which to use Lauki - a second recipe with lauki that makes me drool

jeyashrisuresh said...

this is in my todo list for a long time. love ur version

Treat and Trick said...

Looks yummy and superb!

Vardhini said...

New to me .. looks yummy ..


Rekha shoban said...

perfect kofta curry!!

Prathima Rao said...

Koftas look delightful in this creamy, delicious gravy :)
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Faith said...

Everything about this dish looks fantastic -- the creamy gravy and those beautiful golden koftas!

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

Kofta looks yummm....

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Jay said...

awesome dish...the presentation is very nice dear..

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Shobha Kamath said...

This looks perfect and I simply love this dish !

Rani acharyulu said...

Wow,yummy kofta curry looks so nice.Once i tasted this curry one of our friend's house,simply delicious,you remind me those curry,i love to try this recipe.Thanks for sharing.

Mandira said...

this looks delicious. Will try it soon.

Cham said...

The koftas look soft and creamy!

Sushma Mallya said...

This looks v delicious ..yum with chapathi!

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Lauki kofta looks perfect and tempting.
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Deepthidigvijay said...

yummeeee they look scrumptious!!!!!!!!!

Pushpa said...

Lauki koftas look super yummy.

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The kofta's look so good! Bookmarked to try :)

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