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Lauki Kofta Recipe

Written by on July 6, 2022

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Lauki ke Kofte, Koftas are fried savoury dumplings usually made from a variety of vegetables like raw banana, yam, lotus stem, bottle gourd, potato, etc.
For Kofta
  • 250gm bottle gourd, grated
  • 2 tablespoon gram flour /besan
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coriander, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
For Curry
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves/ Kasuri methi
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoonred chilly powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying
  • 1/4cup coriander leaves chopped
  • 3cups water or as required
  1. Mix all the ingredients for Koftas in a bowl. Mix it gently without adding water.
  2. Apply some oil to the palms, and make small round balls of equal size.
  3. Heat oil in a wok, fry the Koftas made above from both sides on low to medium heat till golden from both sides.
  4. Drain on the paper towel and set aside.
  5. Remove excess oil from the wok and leave around 2 tablespoons of oil in it.
  6. Add dried fenugreek leaves and cumin seeds. Sauté for 1 minute.
  7. Add the ginger, tomatoes, and green chillies and sauté for 10 minutes on low heat till golden brown in colour.
  8. Add all spices and salt. Mix well. Add 3 cups of water and let it boil for a few minutes.
  9. Now add the koftas made earlier in the curry. Cook for a few minutes or until the desired consistency of the gravy is formed.
  10. Remove from heat and add chopped coriander leaves.
  11. Serve hot with roti or rice.
  1. You may use the koftas as a snack with tea.
  2. Add cornflour if the kofta mixture seems a bit lose while making Koftas.
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