Simple & Easy lauki Kofta Recipe
Easy and tasty lauki or bottle gourd Kofta recipe
Servings: 4 people
Pan or wok to fry Koftas
- 1 Medium Bottle gourd or Lauki Pale green ones are the freshest
- 1 cup Chickpea flour
- 2 tbsp Oil for tadka
- 3 medium Tomatoes
- 2 Medium Onion
- 6-7 pieces Garlic Pods
- 1 inch Fresh ginger
- 5-6 Green chillies
- 1 tbsp coriander powder
- 1 tbsp Garam Masala Powder
- 2-3 tbsp cream
- 1 handful freshly chopped coriander
To make Koftas:
Peel and grate the bottle gourd
Squeeze out excess water from the grated bottle gourd
Add chickpea flours, salt and a little turmeric to the grated bottle gourd
Make small roundels and deep fry them on medium heat till golden brown. For a healthier option, you can also air fry the koftas or bake them. And keep them aside.
To make gravy:
In a pan, add 2 tbsp ghee or oil. Once the oil is hot, add finely chopped onions and saute them till they are golden brown
Once the onions are translucent, add tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, green chillis, garam masala, salt to taste, turmeric powder and coriander powder. After 5 minutes add dried fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi leaves (optional)
Sate till the oil separates from the masala. Then add water to adjust the consistency of the gravy.
Let the gravy come to a boil and then add Koftas to the gravy.
Let it simmer for about 10 minutes to allow the Koftas to absorb the gravy and so that the tastes blend well with each other.