Lauki Ka Kofta

Koftas are nothing but vegetable dumpling usually fried. Here is a recipe for bottle gourd kofta curry/ Lauki kofta/ Doodhi Kofta Curry.

This is a popular side dish served with Indian bread/ rotis and rice as well.  
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cooking Time
25-30 Minutes
4 People
Ingredients for Dough

For the Koftas:
Grated Bottle Gourd
Gram Four/ Besan
Ginger garlic Paste
Finely Chopped Green Chilli
Chopped Cashew Nuts 
Finely Chopped Cilantro
For the Gravy:
Cumin Powder
Turmeric Powder
Coriander Powder
Garam Masala
Red Chilli Powder
Dry Fenugreek Leaves

1.5 Cup
½ Cup
1 Tsp.
½ Tsp.
1 Tbsp.
To Taste.
1 Tbsp.
To Deep Fry

1 Medium
1 Medium
2 Tsp.
1 Inch.
½ Tsp.
½ Tsp.
½ Tsp.
1 Tsp.
1 tsp.
To Taste
1 Tsp.
1 Tbsp.
1.      For Koftas: In a mixing bowl add grated bottle gourd, chopped green chillies, cilantro, besan, salt, ginger garlic paste and cashew nuts mix well. Make small balls from this and deep fry to golden brown.

Note: Before mixing, Squeeze all the water from the grated bottlegourd and keep it aside.
2.      For Gravy: Saute onion, tomato, ginger and garlic in a little oil for 3-4 minutes, once it cools grind with almonds and cashews to a smooth paste.
3.      Heat tbsp. oil in a broad pan. To this, add the ground paste and sauté for 4-5 minutes. All these process of preparing gravy should be done in medium to low flame.

4.      This mixture starts becoming thick and starts to leave the edges of the pan. Add the dry powders and salt and mix well and cook for 4-5minutes more.
5.      To this, add water (at this point you can add the squeezed out water of the bottlegourd) and check for the consistency and check for taste J
6.      As the gravy starts boiling, add dry fenugreek leaves and mix.
7.      Put off the stove after the gravy has a good boil.

8.      Add the koftas just before you are ready to serve.
Garnish with heavy cream and chopped coriander leaves.


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