Lauki ke kofte

Lauki also known as bottle gaurd  is found in every Indian household. It is rich in fibres and have very low fat content. Many people especially kids don’t like to eat lauki. So for them here i have lauki kofte. Lauki kofte is very tasty dish and i am sure you will like it.

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

Lauki ke kofte

Lauki ke kofte

For making lauki kofte:

Lauki: 500 gm

Ginger: 1 tbsp grated

Salt: to taste

Red chilli powder: 1/4 tsp

Besan: 1/2 cup

Oil: for deep frying

For making gravy:

Cumin seeds or jeera: 1/2 tsp

Onions: 2

Tomato: 2

Green chilli: 1

Salt: to taste

Red chilli powder: 1/4 tsp

Jeera powder: 1/4 tsp

Garam masala powder: 1/4 tsp

Oil: 2 tbsp

Dahi or curd: 1/2 cup

Ginger-garlic paste: 1 tbsp

Haldi powder: 1/4 tsp

Coriander or dhania powder: 1/2 tsp

Coriander: for garnishing

Method:

For making kofte:

1. Grate bottle gourd or lauki. Add grated ginger, salt, red chilli powder, besan and mix well.

2. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Put 1 tbsp of lauki batter or form small balls from batter and deep fry them in oil till golden on medium flame.

Lauki ke kofte

Lauki ke kofte

For making gravy:

3. Make a fine paste of onion, tomatoes, green chilli.

4. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai. Add cumin seeds. When they starts to crackle add ginger-garlic paste and saute.

5. Add onion-tomato paste and cook on medium flame till oil starts separating from it. Add haldi powder, red chilli powder, jeera powder, dhania powder and cook well.

6. Add curd or dahi and cook for 3-4 minutes.

7. Add water to make a gravy. Gravy should be a little thick(you can add water according to your need). Also add salt and garam masala.

8. Finally add lauki kofte and cook for 2 minutes. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with chapati.

 

 



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