Lauki Kofta Recipe

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Lauki Kofta
How To Make Lauki Kofta
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  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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About Lauki Kofta Recipe: Bottle gourd or Lauki is generally a boring vegetable to many people, especially kids. But one way to add this healthy vegetable in diet is to make yummy deep- fried koftas out of it. The combination of fried koftas and spicy curry is wonderful and would be loved by people of all ages. The presence of Lauki in the kofta remains unrealized.

Ingredients of Lauki Kofta

  • For Koftas:
  • 2 cups lauki, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup besan
  • Tamarind
  • For Gravy:
  • 1 1/2 cups onion , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 tbsp lauki water
  • 5 nos tomato, pureed
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 2 cups water

How to Make Lauki Kofta

  • For Preparing Koftas:
  • 1.Grate Lauki and squeeze out the excess water and keep that water in a separate bowl to use in gravy. Now keep the grated Lauki in a deep bowl.Lauki Kofta
  • 2.Add salt, red chilli powder and besan to it. Mix the ingredients well. If it is watery then add little more besan for a thick consistency of the mixture.Lauki Kofta
  • 3.Apply oil on your palms and make flat ball to stuff 1 piece of tamarind in each ball.Lauki Kofta
  • 4.Cover the stuffing properly and make round shaped ball. Repeat this process with rest of the balls.Lauki Kofta
  • 5.Now deep fry the balls on medium heat till golden brown and crisp.Lauki Kofta
  • For Preparing Gravy:
  • 1.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the chopped onion to it. Stir fry until onion is well cooked.Lauki Kofta
  • 2.Now add salt and turmeric powder. Stir well and cover the saucepan with a lid for 4-5 minutes. Keep checking the mixture to avoid overcooking.Lauki Kofta
  • 3.Now add red chilli powder and coriander powder. Mix well adding the Lauki water. Again cover the saucepan and cook further for few minutes.Lauki Kofta
  • 4.Then pour the tomato puree along with coriander leaves and stir fry for 5 minutes.Lauki Kofta
  • 5.Add fresh water and bring it to boil on medium heat. Stir in between occasionally.Lauki Kofta
  • 6.Add the fried koftas to the gravy and cook for few more minutes.Lauki Kofta
  • 7.Turn off the flame and transfer the Lauki kofta curry in a serving dish. Garnish with coriander leaves.Lauki Kofta
Key Ingredients: lauki, salt, red chilli powder, besan, Tamarind, onion , salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, lauki water, tomato, coriander leaves, water
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