Lauki Koftas Curry without Onion

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

152 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Lauki Koftas Curry is a vegetarian curry with oven-baked bottle gourd koftas in a tomato gravy. No onions are used in this recipe. A cashew-yoghurt paste and tomatoes are used to thicken the gravy. 

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  • For Koftas:
  • 1 cup - grated bottle gourd pieces
  • 4 tbsp - besan flour
  • 1/2 tsp - ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala
  • Salt
  • For Gravy:
  • 1.5 cups - fresh tomato puree
  • Left over bottle gourd juice
  • 3/4 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp - ginger paste
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - garam masala powder
  • 8 - cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup - yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp - coriander leaves

How to Make Lauki Koftas Curry without Onion

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F

  • Mix both grated bottle gourd pieces and salt, keep aside
  • Strain the water and keep aside to add to the gravy.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bottle gourd pieces and make small balls
  • Bake for 20-25 mins in a baking sheet until it turns golden brown
  • Heat oil and cumin seeds, splutter, add the ginger paste and fry for a few minutes, grind finely the cashew nuts with yoghurt to a paste
  • Immediately add the tomato puree, bottle gourd juice, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt and bring them to boil
  • Keep the flame in simmer and cook for few mins.
  • Add gradually the cashew-yoghurt paste and cook until the oil separates
  • Finally add the oven baked lauki koftas to the simmering gravy, cook for 2 mins. Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.
  • Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipes