May 19, 2011

Lauki ke Kofte

Serves - 4

For Kofte
Lauki(Bottle Gourd)-1 cup(grated)
Besan - 2 to 3 tbsp
Ajwain(Carrom seeds) - 1/2 tsp
Haldi - 1/2tsp
Red Chilli Pow. - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/2tsp

Oil - for deep frying

For Curry
Onion - 2 medium (Finely sliced)
Tomato - 2 big (finely sliced)
Garlic-ginger Paste(ggp) - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves
Haldi - 1 tsp
Red chilli pow. - 1/2Tsp
Garam Masala - 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander pow. - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves


Mix all the ingredients needed for koftas .No need to add water,as lauki has good content of water inside it.Make small balls and deep fry.Keep aside and start preparing Curry.

Take a kadai,pour little oil-crackle mustard seeds n kadi patta.
Add GGP ,saute for a few seconds and then add the onions.Saute till it turns light brown then add all the masalas.
Add tomatoes,cook for 5-7 min.s(with lid on).
Add enough water for a gravy.
Add salt and then all the koftas.Stir with light hands.
Donot stir again n again,as after soaking water koftas are tend to break easily.

Cook for another 5 mins and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Rice or Chapati.

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