Lauki (Green Gourd) Kofta Curry

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For Kofta-
  • 1/2 kg - Green Gourd
  • 1.5 Cups Besan
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Oil for Deep Frying.
  • For Curry-
  • 1/2 tsp - Tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp - Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 - Paprika
  • 1 Tsp - Ground Zeera
  • 1 Tbsp - Ground Coriander
  • 8 nos - Black Pepper Corns
  • 1/2 tsp - Fenugreek (Meethi Seeds)
  • 1 - Black Cardamom
  • 4 - Cloves
  • 2 Tsp - Garlic Paste (Fresh)
  • 1.5 Tsp Ginger Paste
  • Water as needed.

How to Make Lauki (Green Gourd) Kofta Curry

  • Grind black cardamom, cloves and black pepper.
  • In a bowl, add the ground masala and all the other ingredients, except methi, and grind to make a smooth paste, set aside.
  • Remove skin from lauki and grate it.(Kaddukash)
  • Add besan, cilantro and salt to grated lauki.
  • Add little bit of water and make it into a batter.
  • Make sure that the batter is more thick to handle it for making Pakora.
  • Stir for about 15 minutes, to make it light for frying.
  • In a skillet add enough oil to deep fry.
  • Drop batter in hot oil with a spoon to make small size pakoras.
  • Fry until brown, set aside on a paper towel.
  • In a pot, heat 2 tbsp oil, add methi.
  • Once methi turns brown, add masala paste and 1 tbsp of water, stir until water evaporates and masala starts to turn brown.
  • Add about 1.5 cups of water (or as needed).
  • Cover and cook for about 15 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add Pakoras and cover to cook for another 20 minutes.
  • Continue to check if there is enough water, add water if needed.
  • Cook in low flame till oil floats on top.
  • Pakoras should be immersed in curry.
  • Turn heat off.
  • Koftas are ready to be garnished with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve hot with Rice or Bread.