Shahi Lauki Koftas

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For the Koftas:
  • 1/2 Kg Lauki
  • 2 tbsp Besan
  • 2 green chillies (chopped)
  • 8 pieces Cashewnuts (cut up into small pieces)
  • 12 pieces of Raisins
  • 4-5 whole black pepper corns
  • salt to taste
  • Oil for frying the koftas
  • For the Gravy :
  • 1 medium size Onion
  • 2 Tomatoes pureed
  • 1 small piece of Ginger
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Dhania powder
  • 1/4 tsp Jeera
  • 1/4 tsp Haldi
  • A pinch of Hing
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 cups of Water
  • For Garnishing :
  • 2 tsp of Cream (whipping will work)
  • A few Coriander leaves

How to Make Shahi Lauki Koftas

  • To make the koftas: Grate the laukis and add the rest of the ingredients to make a paste. Make small balls and fry the koftas until golden brown. Grind the onion, ginger and garlic to make a paste. In a pan, heat the oil, add above paste and fry until golden brown.
  • Add the chilli, dhania powder, jeera, haldi, hing and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the tomato puree along with the salt. Cover and let it cook for 5 mins on medium heat.
  • Now add the 2 cups of water and bring it to boil.
  • Finally, add the fried koftas and let it cook on low heat for 5 mins.
  • For the final garnish, pour the cream over the koftas and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy the shahi koftas.