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Lauki (Green Gourd) Kofta Curry Recipe

Lauki (Green Gourd) Kofta Curry is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 27 April, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Braise Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 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:

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


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