I love kofta based curries with flatbread and raita in dinner meals, lauki kofta curry is one of mine favourite recipe. Lauki kofta curry is very famous Indian recipe which can be served with rice, raita, chapati or parathas whatever you like and makes more interesting and delicious. For this recipe, you have to prepare koftas or dumpling first with grated gourd and then cook in tomatoes and onion based gravy.
It’s good for digestion system and helpful in weight loss. It’s contains many vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin A, C and folate.
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes
Category: Veg Curry
For Dumpling/ Kofte
2 Cup Bottle Gourd, grated
4 Tbsp. Gram Flour/ Besan
1 Green Chili, chopped
1/2 Tsp. Ginger, grated
2 Tbsp. Green Coriander Leaves, chopped
Salt to taste
Red Chili Powder to taste
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
Oil for deep frying
1 Medium Onion, chopped
2 Medium Tomatoes, pureed
1 Green Chili, chopped
1/2 Tsp. Ginger paste
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
2 Tsp. Coriander Powder
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
2 Tbsp. Oil
Green Coriander, chopped for garnishing
For kofte, peel and grate the lauki and squeeze to remove excess water.
Combine all ingredients together in bowl except oil and mix it as smooth batter.
Heat the sufficient oil in deep wok on high flame. When oil is hot enough, deep fry the koftas in small batches on low flame until to golden.
Drain them on kitchen towel to remove excess oil and keep aside.
For gravy, Heat the oil in non-stick pan, add cumin seeds.
When they start crackle, add green chili, ginger paste and onion and sauté until to slightly golden brown.
Add tomatoes puree and sauté until to oil starts leaving corner.
Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder and garam masala. Stir continuously on low flame for 2-3 minutes more.
Add 2 cups of water and bring a boil. Add salt and cook for 5 minutes on simmer.
Add koftas and garnish with chopped coriander. Serve hot kofta curry with Indian flatbread.
There is no need to add water while preparing kofta.
You can add 1 tbsp. whipped curd also while preparing gravy which enhances the taste.
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