Lauki Ke Kofte

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Ingredients for kofta:
  • 500 g lauki, peeled and grated
  • 2 tbsp - besan / gram flour
  • 2-3 - green chillies
  • A little grated ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • A few finely chopped coriander leaves
  • Ingredients for gravy:
  • 2 - medium sized onions, finely chopped
  • 3 - medium sized tomatoes, grated / puree
  • 2 - green chillies
  • A little grated ginger
  • 2-3 flakes - garlic
  • A few chopped coriander leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - jeera powder
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • 2 sticks - dalchini / cinnamon
  • 3-4 - bay leaves / tej patta
  • 1 - big cardamom / badi elaichi crushed
  • 3-4 - cloves
  • oil for frying and cooking
  • water that is extracted from lauki and kept aside

How to Make Lauki Ke Kofte

  • Grate the lauki and squeeze out water from it completely. Store the water in a bowl separately.
  • To this grated lauki, add grated ginger, chopped green chillies, chopped coriander leaves, salt and red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Now add besan to bind and make round or oval balls. (You can apply oil to your palm before making balls to avoid koftas sticking to your hands.)
  • Deep fry the koftas to a golden brown colour.
  • Method For Gravy:
  • Heat 3-4 tbsps of oil in a heavy bottom vessel.
  • Put dalchini, crushed elaichi, tej patta and cloves and let it splutter in oil, then add green chillies, garlic, ginger and onions and cover the vessel for a few minutes on medium flame.
  • Keep stirring in between and cook till onions turn brown in colour and get blended well.
  • Now add tomatoes, salt, turmeric, red chilli, jeera and coriander powders and mix well.
  • Cover the vessel again.
  • Keep stirring at intervals and check if the gravy is even and well blended.
  • You can add the extracted water from lauki now and let the gravy boil.
  • Sprinkle garam masala.
  • Before serving, add the koftas and garnish with coriander leaves.