LAUKI KOFTA CURRY

Lauki Kofta Recipe | How to Make Lauki Kofta | Lauki Kofte Curry – Vini’s

What is lauki kofta curry?

Lauki Kofta Curry is a preparation wherein bottle gourd dumplings are served in onion tomato based gravy flavored with ginger, green chilies, and fresh coriander.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for lauki kofta curry

Grated onions and tomatoes are used instead of ground or pureed ones. They give more texture to the dish. The onions have to be browned very well. Ginger has been used both in the dumplings and gravy. Tangy (desi) tomatoes have to be used.

Bottle gourd… seems boring to many. But it is super healthy and versatile. Keeping the health factor in mind, I have omitted deep frying the dumplings (kofte). Instead, I have fried them in appam pan. In fact, my daughter loved to take pan fired lauki ke kofte in her tiffin. And why just Tiffin, my kids would attack this lauki ke kofta before they get a chance to dip themselves into the gravy. Another interesting and healthy recipe using bottle gourd is lauki muthia.

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To Make Lauki Kofta

1. Make mixture for kofta : Mix together 2 cups grated bottle gourd, 4-5 tbsp gram flour, salt to taste, ½ tsp red chili powder, and ¼ tsp turmeric powder. Add a handful of chopped coriander and mix. Combine everything to make a workable batter. If required add more gram flour.Do not discard the bottle gourd juice obtained by squeezing grated bottle gourd. Use it in the gravy.

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2. Fry kofta : Place an appam pan on heat. Add a few drops of oil. Shape the kofta batter into balls. Add balls in the appam pan. Drizzle more oil if required. Fry koftas till golden brown from all the sides. Keep them aside.

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To Make The Gravy

1. Cook onion and spices : Heat 2-3 tbsp oil. Add ½ tsp cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add 2 grated onions. Cook them till brown. Add dry spices i.e. 2 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp red chili powder, and ½ tsp turmeric powder. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

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2. Cook tomatoes and ginger : Add 3 grated tomatoes and 1” ginger. Cook till the oil oozes.

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3. Add water and salt : Add 1-1 ½ cup water. Add salt to taste. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.

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To Make Lauki Kofta Curry

1. Add koftas to the gravy :

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2. Bon appétit : Serve lauki kofta curry with hot parathas of your choice.

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Nutrients

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Vini

Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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