Friday, March 7, 2008

Bottle Gourd (Lauki) Kofta Curry

I think kofta's are Indian version of meat balls served with thick gravy. Koftas can be made of potato , mixed vegges and malai. I have only made lauki kofta and never tried making malai kofta .Would have to try it next time for sure. But last week i made lauki kofta and wanted to share with you all .Here it goes...

Raw Materials Required

Lauki (sorakkai) - 2 cups, (peel and grate the lauki )
Green chillies - 2-3 (chopped)
Ginger - 1 tsp (grated)
Besan (chick peas flour) - 1-2 cup (reqd for binding purpose)
Onion - 1 1/2
Tomatoes - 3
Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsp
Cashew -4-5
Cream -1/2 cup (used Half and Half)
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Kitchen King Masala -1/2 tsp
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

Preparation Style

Kofta Preparation

Peel the gourd 's skin and grate them. Add salt to it and squezz the water out of it. Add chillies, ginger and salt. Mix them well and add the besan to it. Just enough besan to bind the gourd and then make small balls out of it. Then deep dry these small balls and until they are golden brown and the koftas are cooked properly.

Gravy Preparation

Grind onion , tomato ,cashew and ginger garlic paste together. In a small kadai add little oil and gravy. Allow the gravy to come to a boil and start to loose color .Then add all the masala and let it boil for sometime. Add the cream and little salt ad mix them well. Then add the kofta's and give them a toss with the gravy. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve them hot with chapati..


Anonymous said...

Never tasted Lauki before!!

Seema said...

Wow! these look great Deepa! Long since i made koftas.. almost forgotten until now! Looks really good & yummy!

Purnima said...

Deepa,its a very novel idea.loved your lauki-koftas! just a query..the color in plate is red n the one in collage is earthy...did you do something to obtain red color? Thks for sharing!

FH said...

May I grab one!!:D

Gorgeous, enjoy!:

Dhivya said...

wow!lovely koftas..looks great and yummy

Sagari said...

deepa those koftas look soooooo wonderfull

Laavanya said...

I too have always made lauki koftas only.. never other variations.. Similar method as well. Looks good.

Uma said...

Wow, the koftas look so yummy, Deepa!

Anonymous said...

The koftas looks so good. very tempting and Mouthwatering .

Meera said...

Wonderful looking kofta curry!! Great job!

Richa said...

good job on the kofta's, Deepa!
lauki kofta is such a fav of mine :)

Alpa said...

beautiful gravy!

Lavanya Raj said...

kofta's looks great deepa..i have tasted this in a hotel..from then i was looking for i got it.

DEEPA said...

Hey Preethi!! Do try it for sure !!

Seema .You are correct.Long time since i made them too!!

Hey Purnima ...I forgot to mention that i added some color ..Just a pinch of organe color to it ..

Thankyou Ashaji ..You can have one for sure ..

Thank you Dhivya and Sagari!!

Nice to hear laavanya that you also make only lauki koftas...

Thankyou Uma and Shriya for stopping by !!!

Thankyou meera and richa for stopping by!!

Thankyou Alpa and Lavi!! Do try it sometime ...

Anisheetu said...

Wow nice blog first time here!!! Lovely curry... :)

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