Friday, February 24, 2012

Lauki ka Kofta / Bottlegourd kofta Curry

This is a healthy version of kofta curry..you can prepare only the koftas and have it as a snack or side dish for any rice varieties.

Ingredients for Kofta

Lauki/Bottle gourd/Suraikkaai -small one, peel, grate and squeeze out the water.-1cup (approx.)
Besan- 1/2cup(approx.)
Chilli powder-1/2teaspoon
Coriander powder-1/2teaspoon
Garam masala-1/2teaspoon
Salt
Method
Peel and grate the lauki/bottle gourd. Squeeze out the excess water and take it in a separate bowl.
Combine the all the masala powders with grated lauki, add besan little by little till you get the consistency to make the koftas. Don't add salt.
Heat the paniyaram pan with little oil in each well on constant low heat.
Once the pan is hot, add salt to the lauki mixture, make the koftas and cook till they turn golden in color on both sides.

For gravy
Onion-1 (Mince the onion)
Tomatoes-2 (grind the tomatoes into paste)
Bay leaf-1
Chilly powder-1teaspoon
Coriander powder-1teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4teaspoon
Fresh Garam masala (powder of one cloves,elaichi and cinnamon stick)
Cilantro- to garnish
Salt
Oil

Method
Heat oil in a pan and add the bay leaf..let it splutter. Now add the minced onion and fry till the raw smell goes off.
Add the tomatoes and continue cooking till the oil oozes out.
Now add the chilli,coriander and turmeric powder& fresh garam masala, add 2 cups of water and enough salt.
Let the gravy cook for 6-7 minutes on medium heat.
Add the kofta's and cook on low heat for 5-6 minutes.
Garnish with cilantro and put off the flame.
Serve the kofta curry with your choice of Roti/Naan/Jeera Rice. For me, it tasted the best with Jeera rice! ;)

7 comments:

  1. very inviting curry !! looks delicious !!

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  2. very delicious curry..looks yummmm

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  3. It looks tasty both as a curry, in the first picture, and also as koftas. Very smart of you to make it in the paniyaram skillet. They got the perfect shape. Also, I love your plate. Very pretty design. :)

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  4. delicious and tempting kofta curry.

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  5. Easy and tempting curry Mahi...Thanks for sharing...

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