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Lauki Kofta Curry


Lauki kofta curry tastes too delicious and quite easy to prepare.

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  • For koftas:
  • 1 medium size lauki (bottle gourd )
  • 1/2 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies chopped
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Salt to taste
  • For gravy:
  • 2 medium onions
  • 3-4 tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp of coriander leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste


Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
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Step 1

1. Peel lauki, grate it, shift it to a bowl, add gram flour & mix it.

2. Now add red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, green chilies,
coriander leaves,salt & gently fold. The result should be a thick

3. To make koftas, slightly wet your plalms & make koftas of batter.

4. Heat oil, deep fry koftas on medium flame until they are golden brown.

5. Drain oil & shift to absorbent paper to soak excess oil.

6. To make gravy, puree the tomatoes, grate onions.

7. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds when they splutter add
onions. Saute till they are golden brown.

8. Now add ginger-garlic paste, asafoetida & mix well for another minute.

9. Add tomato puree, mix well & add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red
chili powder,garam masala. Saute until oil separates.

10. Now add 2 cups of water, season with salt, let it boil for some time.

11. Now gently add koftas, boil it for 4-5 mins. Add yogurt & mix well.

12. Shift it to serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves.

13. Serve hot with roti/naan/rice/paratha.

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