I AM BACK & Lauki (Bottle gourd ) Kofta Curry

I know i titled my last post as short break but somehow it became a long one:)...i missed all you guys and now i am back with this delicious lauki kofta curry recipe and many more to come..

Ingredients:-

For Pakora( Lauki koftas)

1/2 cup besan/ Gram Flour
1 medium lauki ( grated)
Salt
Dhaniya/ coriander seeds:- 2 tsp
Garam Masala:- 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder:- 1tsp
Turmeric:- 1/2 tsp
Ajwain:- 1tsp

Mix everything in a bowl and then add water little by little to make a thick paste..make round balls out of it , Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the balls until golden brown..Keep aside on a paper towel to cool down

For Kofta Curry/Gravy:-

Onions:- 2 (chopped)
Garlic:- 5 ( chopped)
1 inch ginger piece ( skin removed and chopped)
Green chillies:- 2
Oil:- 3 -4 tbsp
Cumin/ Jeera:- 1tsp
Mustard seeds:- 1tsp
Few curry leaves
Tomatoes:- 3 small ( chopped)
Salt as per taste
Turmeric:- 1tsp
Red chilli powder:- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala:- 1 tsp
Milk :- 1/2 cup
Coriander Leaves to garnish

Procedure:-

1) To prepare curry, heat oil in a pan add curry leaves, jeera & mustard seeds, allow it to splutter
2) Add green chillies, ginger and garlic and fry for a minute
3) Now add onions, stir it till it becomes brown in color
4) Add tomatoes , turmeric, powder , garam masala & little water(1-2 tbsp approx) , mix it well.
5) Saute the mixture till tomatoes become soft (Approximately for 5-7 minutes)
6) Switch off the gas and let the tomato mixture cool down.
7) Grind the mixture in a grinder to a smooth paste.
8) Transfer the grinded mixture to the same pan and cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes
9) Now add milk and mix everything well, add enough water to make a thick gravy , let the gravy boil on medium heat for 3-4 minutes ( it will thicken as it boils)..

You can add cream also to make a thick gravy, add the koftas in the gravy when you are ready to serve otherwise it will break down.

Garnish it with coriander leaves & serve with steaming hot rice or roti/indian bread..Enjoy:)






19 comments:

Superchef said...

that picture makes the curry look soooo delicious tha ti just wanna hae them right now!! never made koftas with lauki and seeing so many kofta curries out there in the blogosphere that i might just put it in for dinner one of these days!

Gita said...

That looks so delicious Preety...nice click :)

Sanghi said...

Wow, Kofta curry looks gorgious..! Excellent click..!

Varsha Vipins said...

I go nuts on any kofta dishes..looks amazing preeti..:)

Pooja said...

Delicious kofta curry preethy...Welcome back..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

hai Preety....coming back with this delicious lauki kofta curry is awesome..it looks delicious and its a wonderful snap...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious curry..Welcome back dear

SriLekha said...

hi! join in the EFM-Breakfast and Variety Rice Series going in my blog!

DEESHA said...

welcome back ... nice curry

Uma said...

Good to see you back! Lauki kofta curry looks so gorgeous and yummy :)

Ramya Bala said...

wow..looks very yummy!

Priti said...

Gud to see you back...missed u too gal....and kofta looks yum...wonderful pic ...

Pooja said...

This kofta looks yum ! droooool !

AnuSriram said...

Welcome back! This sounds like a super dish!

Sowmya said...

will try that...have been following your blog and learnt a lot ..!!!i bet i am not as good as you are...your recipes are really simple and yummy(those few i have tried came out well..)...good going

Preety said...

Hey sowmya i am glad that you tried my recipes and it worked out gr8 for you..keep visiting dear

Mahira Abbas said...

Hey preety,liked ur recipes a lot nd i even tried lauki ka kofta by you today...
just to inform you i sqeezed out water from grated gourd,coz it tends to leave water on binding,or else it would become watery...
apart frm this it turned out quite well n yummy..

Mahira Abbas said...

Hey preety,liked ur recipes a lot nd i even tried lauki ka kofta by you today...
just to inform you i sqeezed out water from grated gourd,coz it tends to leave water on binding,or else it would become watery...
apart frm this it turned out quite well n yummy..

Preety said...

thanks mahira for your feedback..

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