lauki kofta recipe | lauki ka kofta | how to make bottle gourd kofta curry

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lauki kofta recipe | lauki ka kofta | how to make bottle gourd kofta curry with detailed photo and video recipe. simple, healthy bottle guard recipe or lauki recipe prepared from deep fried grated bottle gourd with tomato and onion based sauce. this is an ideal curry and and best alternative to traditional malai kofta curry and can be easily served with roti or chapathi.
lauki ka koftalauki kofta recipe | lauki ka kofta | how to make bottle gourd kofta curry with step by step photo and video recipe. perhaps any bottle guard curries or sabzi’s are not appreciated and is not preferred to consume as it is. but certainly the kofta curry recipe would be good alternative which is tasty yet healthy and nutritious. basically, bottle guard is grated and mixed with dry spices and later deep fried to prepare the koftas.

i have already shared the traditional malai paneer kofta recipe which is prepared from grated paneer which is later deep fried to balls. lauki ka kofta recipe is very similar to it and the koftas are prepared by grating the bottle gourd. later to the grated bottle gourd, dry spices and besan or chickpea flour is added and then it is shaped to round balls and deep fried. note that the addition of besan helps as binding agent and holds the grated lauki together. once the balls are shaped it is later deep fried or shallow fried or even baked to crisp balls. finally lauki kofta immersed in a creamy tomato and onion based sauce and served.

lauki kofta recipe

furthermore some important tips and suggestions for a perfect lauki kofta recipe. firstly, the grating and squeezing of bottle gourd plays an important to get a crisp koftas. make sure that the grated lauki is squeezed well and removed almost all moisture before mixing it with spices and besan. secondly, deep fry the koftas in low to medium flame. otherwise the koftas may not hold the shape and may get cracks. lastly, while deep frying if your koftas start breaking than add some more besan and knead it before deep frying the next batch.

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easy lauki kofta recipe | lauki ka kofta | how to make bottle gourd kofta curry
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Recipe type: curry
Cuisine: north indian
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
for kofta:
  • ½ lauki / bottel gourd / sorekayi / curaikkay / sisa
  • ¼ cup besan / gram flour
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 2 tbsp corn flour, to coat
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • oil for deep frying
for onion-tomato paste:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tomato, finely chopped
  • 10 whole cashews
other ingredients:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup curd / yogurt
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
for kofta preparation:
  1. firstly, peel and grate lauki. add salt squeeze well.
  2. also add in besan and spices.
  3. mix well and prepare kofta.
  4. coat with corn flour and deep fry.
  5. drain and keep aside.
lauki kofta preparation recipe:
  1. firstly, heat oil and add in cumin and bay leaf.
  2. further add turmeric and chilli powder.
  3. add in prepared onion tomato paste and saute well.
  4. additionally, add in coriander powder and salt.
  5. add in leftover lauki water and curd.
  6. mix well and boil.
  7. add kasuri methi and garam masala powder.
  8. transfer the gravy to a serving bowl and place lauki.
  9. finally, garnish with coriander and serve lauki kofta curry with roti.


how to make lauki ka kofta with step by step photo:

for kofta preparation:

  1. firstly, peel and grate lauki.
    lauki kofta recipe
  2. further add salt and mix well. this helps to release water from lauki.
    lauki kofta recipe
  3. now squeeze the grated lauki and reserve the water. water will be used to prepare gravy.
    lauki kofta recipe
  4. transfer the squeezed lauki into large bowl.
    how to make bottle gourd kofta curry
  5. add in ¼ cup besan, ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp red chilli powder and ¼ tsp garam masala powder.
    how to make bottle gourd kofta curry
  6. mix well to form a dough. add more besan if required.
    how to make bottle gourd kofta curry
  7. now prepare small balls with greased hands to prevent from sticking.
    how to make bottle gourd kofta curry
  8. coat with corn flour / maida flour to get a crispy coating.
    how to make bottle gourd kofta curry
  9. deep fry the koftas on medium heat. you can also shallow fry till they turn golden brown.
    how to make bottle gourd kofta curry
  10. flip in between to get uniform browning.
    how to make bottle gourd kofta curry
  11. once the koftas turn golden brown, drain to a paper towel to absorb excess oil. keep aside.
    how to make bottle gourd kofta curry

onion tomato paste recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai, take 1-2 tsp of oil and saute chopped onions till they sweat.
    how to make bottle gourd kofta curry
  2. next add ginger-garlic paste. saute till the raw smell of ginger-garlic disappears.
    lauki ka kofta
  3. also add chopped tomatoes and saute for a minute or two.
    lauki ka kofta
  4. add in cashews and continue to saute.
    lauki ka kofta
  5. saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    lauki ka kofta
  6. cool the mixture completely and transfer to the blender.
    lauki ka kofta
  7. blend to smooth paste without adding any water. keep aside.
    lauki ka kofta

lauki kofta preparation recipe:

  1. firstly, heat oil and add in cumin and bay leaf. saute till they turn aromatic.
    lauki ka kofta
  2. further add turmeric and chilli powder. saute on low flame without burning the spices.
    lauki ka kofta
  3. add in prepared onion tomato paste and saute well.
    lauki ka kofta
  4. saute till the gravy thickens and oil separates.
    lauki kofta recipe
  5. additionally, add in coriander powder and salt to taste.
    lauki kofta recipe
  6. saute on low flame till the spices turn aromatic.
    lauki kofta recipe
  7. add in leftover lauki water got by squeezing lauki.
    lauki kofta recipe
  8. also add ¼ cup curd.
    lauki kofta recipe
  9. mix well and adjust the consistency of gravy.
    lauki kofta recipe
  10. get the gravy to a boil vigorously.
    lauki kofta recipe
  11. also add kasuri methi and garam masala powder.
    lauki kofta recipe
  12. transfer the gravy to a serving bowl and place lauki.
    lauki kofta recipe
  13. finally, garnish finely chopped coriander and serve lauki kofta curry with roti.
    lauki kofta recipe


notes:

  • firstly, squeeze lauki well else you end up adding more besan.
  • also fry on medium flame, else kofta will break.
  • additionally, add in potato while preparing kofta for different flavour.
  • finally, adjust the spices to your taste and prepare lauki kofta curry.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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  2. Nice. I make raw banana kofta in the same fashion. Will surely try lauki sometime. Btw your website looks great after redesign. We are from Dharmastala and now in US, so I always follow your website for some different recipes. Looking forward for more Udupi cuisines so that I need not call home for them 🙂

  3. Nice. Will surely try lauki sometime. I make raw banana kofta in similar way. Btw your new design of the website looks great. Good going Hebbar’s Kitchen. Enkulu Dharmastalath but ette US tu ippuna, so regularly follow mampve inkulno website for different recipes. Looking forward for more udupi cusines so that I need not call home for them 🙂

  4. Seems to be a very nice recipe but pls instead of half lauki pls give the weight . So that we get the right flavour and taste .

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