Lauki kofta is delicious North Indian curry made from Bottle gourd. Kofta Balls Are Prepared and dunked In Spicy-tomato gravy. The Lauki/dudhi/ghia is an easy and healthy recipe where Stuffed bottle gourdkoftas are fried in a deep-fry Pan.
This is an Ideal Curry and Best Alternative for Various Other Gravy Dishes like Cabbage Kofta, aloo Kofta or Rajma Chawal.
However, this recipe requires approximately ½ hour of preparation work before making the lauki koftas or pakoras.
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The Kofta Curry Which Ill Be Making Is for 4 – 5 People With 2 Servings Each.
Ingredients for Koftas
Louki/Bottle gourd– 1 kg
Gram Flour (besan) – 1½ cup
Cumin Seeds – ½ Teaspoon
Red chilli powder – ½ Teaspoon
Cardamom Powder ( elachi ) – ¼ teaspoon
Salt to Taste
Ingredients for kofta Gravy
Tomato – 4
Onion – 4
Coriander Seeds – 1 teaspoon
Garlic – 8 – 10 cloves
Green Chills – 5
Mustard Seeds – ½ Teaspoon
Cumin Seeds – ½ Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder – ½ Teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder – ½ Teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder – ½ Teaspoon
Curd or yoghurt – ½ Cup
Salt to taste
Fresh Coriander Leaves
How to Preparing Kofta Balls?
I Will Be Showing you Two Most Widely used Methods for Preparing kofta Balls
Gently Wash the bottle gourdand peel it. We are going to use only the inner part of it.
Cut It Into 4 Small Pieces and Remove the Seeds Inside it.
Take each Piece and Grate it using A Cheese or Vegetable Grater.
Squeeze the Excess juice from The Lauki and Keep it Aside, We Are going to Use it later in gravy.
Peel the Louki and Remove the seeds
Cut it into Cubes
Add the cubes into the grinding jar and grind It Until it Becomes Paste.
Squeeze the Excess Water from the Paste using A Cloth Of Filter.
Add Besan, Cumin Seeds, red chilli powder, Cardamom Powder and Salt to Taste.
Mix the Grated Paste and make small Kofta balls Out Of it.
You will easily get 25 – 30 Balls from 1 Kg bottle gourd.
Now Heat the Pan Medium Flame.
Add Oil to It.
Carefully drop 6 – 8 Balls at One time into Pan, otherwise kofta’s Will Stick to Each Other.
Gently Drizzle the Kofta’s until they turn golden brown In Colour.
Take the Koftas Out of the Frying Pan and Place Them On the Napkin Paper.
How To Prepare Lauki Kofta Gravy.
At first, make Tomato Puree and Onion Paste And Keep them in Each of them In a Separate bowl.
Take A Bowl and Garlic, Ginger, Green chillies, Coriander seeds.
Now, Add All the Ingredients to grinding jar and make Smooth Paste.
Add little water in between.
Now, take Kadai ( Deep Circular cooking pot) on medium flame.
Add one tablespoon in it.
Now add tomato Puree In it. Fry until It the Raw smell Of Paste Go Away.
Take the Puree out and add onion Paste to It. And Follow the Same Procedure and take It out.
Now add Ginger Garlic Paste and do Same for it.
Take the entire three pastes In a Separate bowl.
Add 1 table Spoon of Oil to the Pan.
Now Add, Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, curry leaves For Flavour.
When Mustard Seeds Begin to Crackle add the Paste one by one into the Pan.
Mix it well.
Now Add the Excess Lauki Juice.
Add Garam masala powder and Salt to Taste.
Stir it well.
Note: If You Want the gravy to Be thick for Roti. Chapathi, Paratha then Don’t Add water into it.
Note : If you Want Louki Curry For Rice or Biryani Then Add 2 Cups Of Water.
Cover it With A Lid And Cook For 2- 3 Minutes.
If You’ve Added Water In it, cook it For 3 minutes and if you Haven’t Added Water Cook It For 1 minute.
Koftas absorb a lot of the tomato gravy and can break into small pieces. So it’s advisable to add them 30 minutes before you serve.
Note: If you Want the Curry to be More Sour- Sweet In Taste then Add Curd/yoghurt and Sugar.
Your Delicious Yet Healthy Lauki Kofta Curry Is Ready!
You can serve Lauki Kofta along with Roti, chapatti or Rice.
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