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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Lauki Ke Kofte

Lauki Ke Kofte

Ingredients for the Kofta

Lauki: 500 gms (Peeled and grated)
Bread crumbs: 4 tsp
Besan: 1/4 Cup
Red Chiily Powder: 1/2 tsp
Corinder Powder: 1  tsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala: 1/2 tsp
Ginger-Garlic-Green Chillies Paste: 1 tsp
Oil for Deep frying Koftas

For the Gravy:

Onion: 4
Green Chillies:2
Garlic: 6-7 Cloves
Tomatoes: 3
Coriander Leaves: 2 tsp
Garam Masala: 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder:1 tsp
Cumin Powder: 2 tsp
Red Chilly Powder: 1 tsp
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp


  • Peel and grate the lauki.

  • Squeeze out the water. 

  • In a bowl mix together grated lauki, gram flour, bread crumbs,coriander leaves, turmeric powder,and little salt. Mix well.

  • Make small round koftas and deep fry till the koftas are golden. Keep aside.

  • Keep in refrigerator for 1/2 hour

  • Grind together onions, ginger,garlic and green chillies together

  • Make the puree from the tomato.

  • Heat oil in a kadhai. Add cumin seeds and grinded onion and saute it to light brown

  • Add all the dry masala and liittle water and mix and fry till the oil seperates from the behind.

  • Add the tomato puree.Mix well and cook till the gravy starts boiling and thicken

  • Add water and give a boil to make a gravy and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes 

  • Place the koftas in it and simmer for another 2 minutes

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis


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