Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lauki Kofta

Lauki Ka Kofta

Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 30 minutes

Ingredients :
  • Bottle Gourd (lauki) - 1 kg
  • Gram Flour (besan) - 2 table spoon
  • Onion - 2 medium size
  • Red Chilly - 2 midium size
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic - 6-8 pieces
  • Cumin powder - 2 table spoon
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tea spoon 
  • Raisins - 1/2 cup
  • Fresh Coriander leaves - few springs
  • Oil - 
  • Bay leaf - 2 
  • Turmeric Powder - 
  • Salt - to taste
Method :

Peel bottle gourd, wash and grate. Mix half tea spoon salt and keep aside. Peel wash onion and finely grate. Remove stems of red chillies, peel wash garlic and ginger and grind to a fine paste. Wash tomatoes cut and puree tomatoes in a blender. Clean wash and finely chop coriander leaves. 

Squeeze grated bottle gourd remove excess water, mix besan to make a dough. Divide into an equal portion. Wet your palm put one portion and stuff two three raisins and shape the stuffed portion into a ball one by one. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai deep fry all the kofta balls till golden brown. 

Heat 2 table spoon oil in a pan. Add bay leaves after it is light brown and chopped onions saute till golden brown. Add ginger, garlic, red chilly paste, stir fry. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder. Cook on medium heat stirring continuously. Add tomato puree and cook on high heat stirring continuously till oil begins to separate. Add two cups of water and bring to boil. Add salt, reduce heat and simmer for five minutes. Add koftas gently simmer for three four minutes. Sprinkle garam masala powder, garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves.


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