Lauki Kofta Curry

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Ingredients –

For Kofta –

  1. Bottle gourd medium size – 1
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Gram flour (besan) – 4 tsp
  4. Red chili powder – ½ tsp
  5. Oil for deep frying

For curry –

  1. Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  2. Onions – 1
  3. Ginger – 1 inch
  4. Garlic – 4-5
  5. Green chili / red chili powder – ½ tsp
  6. Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  7. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  8. Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  9. Tomato medium size – 1
  10. Coriander leaves – ½ cup
  11. Raisins – 9-10
  12. Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

Methods –

For Kofta –

  • Peel and grate the bottle gourd, remove extra water using strainer or using your hands.

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  • Take a bowl, add the bottle gourd, add salt, gram flour, red chili powder and mix well.
  • Divide the mixture into equal portions and flatten each of them one by one using your palms.

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  • Stuff one piece of raisins into each portion and shape them into round Koftas.

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  • Heat oil in a pan/kadai, fry the Koftas till it turns golden brown.

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  • Drain the oil and keep the Kofta balls in a separate container.

For Kofta gravy –

  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, ½ onion chopped and sauté for few second on medium flame.
  • Take chopped tomato, remaining chopped onions, cashew nuts, ginger and garlic put into blender jar blend it into paste without water.
  • Cook masala paste on medium flame into the pan, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, garam masala and sauté till the oil is separated from masala.

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  • Add salt to taste, 1 cup water and cover the pan and allow the gravy to boil.

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  • Once the gravy is ready, add coriander leaves and mix well.
  • While serving arrange the Koftas on the serving plate, pour the gravy over them. You can garnish the Koftas with coriander leaves or cheese.
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