Lauki/Dudhi Kofta Curry/ Bottle Gourd Fritters in Curry

This is hands down, winner recipe for any kind of kofta curry you may have ever ever tasted. Absolute winner.
Pretty easy to make and mouthwatering...now enough of raving, go get your recipe...

This is first of the 3 state curries that I am planning to post...


Ingredients
for kofta
1 medium size Bottle Gourd/ Lauki/ Dudhi 
2 tbsp Chickpea flour ? Besan
2 tspn ginger garlic paste
1 tspn green chilli paste
salt to taste
Oil to cook
for curry 
3 medium size tomatoes pureed
1 tbsp curd
1 tspn cumin seeds
1 tspn ginger garlic paste
1 tspn turmeric
1 tspn red chilli powder
1 tspn garam masala
1 tspn coriander-cumin powder
1 stick of cinnamon
salt to taste
Method
1) In a bowl mix all the kofta ingredients (except oil). Do not use water and squeeze the grated  lauki to make the batter soft if required
2) Make small balls of this batter and set aside
3) In a deep frying pan, heat oil and then reduce the flame to medium or low
4) Deep fry the koftas until they are golden in color. Remove and drain them on tissue
5) In another pan, heat a tspn of oil.
6) Add the cumin seeds. Let it splutter.
7) Next add the tomato puree, ginger garlic past and saute it until the raw smell goes away
8) Keep stirring until you see oil on the edges of the pan
9) Now add the rest of the ingredients except curd and keep stirring.
10) Add 2 cups of water to curd and mix it well.
11) Add this to the mixture in the pan and let it simmer.
12) Add the fried koftas and let it cook for couple of minutes
13) Garnish with fresh coriander and serve.



14 comments:

cookcookandcook said...

Such a rich looking gravy.. Loved it..

Chef Mireille said...

what interesting koftas...but you didn't tell us which state this one is from?

Padmajha PJ said...

Nice color.Great curry....

thoushaltcook said...

Absolutely the same way my Mom makes it :)
Mer- this is essentially north Indian cuisine. Not state specific as such.

Priya said...

Its been a long i have lauki kofta curry,drooling here.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Very well done. Looks delicious.

DivyaGCP said...

I once had it in my friends place and absolutely loved it.. You have tempted me to try it at home.. :)

Rajani S said...

Will try! Will try!

Archana Potdar said...

hmm yummmmmm!

Suma Gandlur said...

A yummy one with rich gravy. Somehow I haven't tried kofta curries yet.

sushma said...

Gravy looks awesome...

Srivalli said...

That does look so rich..very nice gravy..I almost make so many kofta curries, yet another one sounds good..:)

Srivalli said...

That does look so rich..very nice gravy..I almost make so many kofta curries, yet another one sounds good..:)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

gravy is looking so creamy and rich!!!! yum yum!!!
Sowmya
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