Lauki koftas in gravy (Dudhi Koftas)

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For the kofta:
  • 1 - small lauki
  • 1/2 kg - besan
  • 1 tbsp - dhaniya-jeera powder
  • Green chillies - Finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep fry
  • For the gravy:
  • 1 cup - curd
  • 2 - onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 - tomatoes, finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • 1/4 coconut - Grated
  • A small piece of tamarind
  • 1 tbsp - garam masala
  • 1 tbsp - red chilli powder

How to Make Lauki koftas in gravy (Dudhi Koftas)

  • For the kofta:
  • Peel and grate the lauki.
  • Squeeze out the water and keep aside.
  • Mix the besan, lauki, dhaniya-jeera powder and salt by adding a little water to make the dough. (Water kept aside from the squeezed lauki can be used)
  • Prepare small balls and deep fry till golden brown and keep aside.
  • Make a hole in the kofta with a fork. (Care must be taken to ensure that they should not break).
  • For the gravy:
  • Grind the coconut along with the tamarind into a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Fry the onion and tomatoes in a kadai with 1 tbsp oil till onions are golden brown.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste, the coconut tamarind paste and the water from the squeezed lauki and bring it to boil till the mixture starts becoming a little thick.
  • Once, it starts boiling, add garam masala and red chilli powder and salt and then drop the koftas in it.
  • Once, this starts boiling, wait for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from fire and add the curd.