Sanoli's Kitchen: DUDHI / LAUKI (BOTTLE GOURD) KOFTA CURRY

Friday, May 10, 2013

DUDHI / LAUKI (BOTTLE GOURD) KOFTA CURRY

Here is a very simple kofta curry, koftas made with grated bottle gourd, and a simple gravy using very less oil, not like restaurant style gravy. This bottle gourd koftas require minimal preparation and cooking time. It is very mild flavored than malai koftas or nargisi koftas, yet fabulous! Thanks a ton Meena Bhatia for this Yummilicious kofta curry recipe. Meenu, we relished this delish dear........



INGREDIENTS:
2 Cups Peeled & Grated Bottle Gourd
1 Large Onion (roughly chopped)
1 Large Tomato (roughly chopped)
10 Cashewnuts
4 tbsps Gram Flour (besan)
2 tbsps Plain Yogurt / Curd
1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste + 1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Dried Mango Powder (amchur)
1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
2 Green Chillies
2 Green Cardamoms
1/2" Cinnamon
2 tsps Roasted Cumin Coriander Powder
1/3 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
2 tbsps Oil + Oil for Shallow Frying
1 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste

METHOD:
HOW TO MAKE KOFTAS:
Squeeze water out from greated bottle gourd.


Add gram flour, 1/2 tsp ginger paste, dried mango powder, black pepper powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1tsp roasted cumin-coriander powder in it. Mix nicely. Give a desired shape. Shallow fry koftas till golden brown from the both sides. Drain on a paper towel and set aside.

TO MAKE GRAVY:
Blend green chillies, onion, cardamoms, cinnamon, yogurt, cashewnuts, tomato all together to make a smooth paste. Set it aside.


Heat 3 tbsps oil in a wok or pan. Add ginger-garlic paste in it. Saute for a minute. Pour the grinded puree in it. Keep stirring for 5 minutes.


Add red chilli powder, turmeric, roasted coriander-cumin powder and salt in it. Lower the heat now fry for another 3-4 minutes.

Pour 2 cups warm water now. Boil it for 5 minutes.


Add koftas into the gravy or pour hot gravy on the koftas. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Serve hot with chapati, paratha or rice.
Sending to: Homely Food Event / Giveaway"Spotlight: Show Your Best Creation" @ Cuisine Delights; Taste of the Tropics @ ESHO-BOSHO-AAHAREJagruti's Mom's event- Food She LovedGat's & Viji's Show Your Styles to the World - Fenugreek & Bottle Gourd                                                                            



15 comments:

  1. as usual your kofta curry is looking delicious . Todays post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/05/spicy-pumpkin-soup-italian-style.html

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  2. wow simply superb sanoli.. just love this with roti and pickle..

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  3. I want to try this lauki kofta.. Looks delicious.. Bookmarking the recipe

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  4. Hmm another yummy kofta recipe Sanoli... nicely made . Thanks to meena too... Thanks for linking in my event...

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  5. Bah!! ki shundor ar easy recipe!

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  6. Delicious and nice recipe..

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  7. awesome sano ur dishes are coming out even yuummier and creamier

    i hope ur family liked this

    thanks for linking up

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  8. Delicious koftas,Sanoli! :)
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  9. yummy yummy dish and lvoely koftas, Sonali. do drop by pick quicks and quick picks as well when u get the time :)

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  10. yum yum, looks delicious and finger licking

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  11. very yumm n tempting didi... thanks for participating on our sys-w series...

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