Monday, 21 July 2008

Lauki Kofta Curry - Bottle Gourd Kofta Curry



A creative twist to a simple humble vegetable, Lauki (Bottle Gourd). This kofta curry dish combines the classic curry notes and invigorates the simple tones of the Lauki. This dish is an ideal start for those of you who have generally stayed away from this vegetable. This dish is also going for Sri's Curry Mela. Ingredients: For Koftas 1 Thin lauki
2 Tablespoon of rice flour

1 Tablespoon of Maida

1 Teaspoon of Coriander-Cumin seed powder

1 Teaspoon of red chilly powder

salt to taste

oil for frying

For Curry
2 Onions
2 Tomatoes

1/2 Cup cashew nuts

3 Garlic cloves

1 small piece of ginger

2 -3 Curry leaves
2 Cloves

1/2 small stick of cinnamon
1 Badyan (Star aniseed)

1 Teaspoon of Cumin seeds

1 Teaspoon of Garam masala

1 Teaspoon of Turmeric powder

1 Teaspoon of Coriander-Cumin seed powder

1 Teaspoon of red chilly powder

Salt to taste

Oil

Water.


Method:
1. For Koftas, remove the skin from the lauki. Grate the lauki, add pinch of salt to remove excess water from the vegetable. Keep aisde for a minute. Press the garted lauki and remove the excess water from it.
2. Mix all the other ingredients of koftas, except oil and mix it properly. Make a dough like consistency, if you feel the batter is still sticky, then add more rice flour to it.



3. Make small koftas out of the batter. Deep fry the koftas, if you want you can shallow fry the kotas on a frying pan, by adding only 2 teaspoons of oil. Keep the koftas aside.



4. For curry, make a smooth paste of the cashewnuts. Now take onions, ginger and garlic and blend it in to a smooth paste. Make a puree of tomatoes.
5. Take a kadhai, add oil and heat it, add badyan, cloves and cinnamon. Once you start smelling the whole masalas, add cumin seeds.

6. Once they start spluttering, add onion mixture and saute the onions till they are light pink in colour. Add cashewnut paste and mix it with the onions.

7. Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder. Cook till oil starts leaving the sides of the vessel.

8. Add kofats and water if required. Let it simmer on law flame for few minutes, so that the curry gets mixed with the koftas.

9. Serve with rotis or any kind of parathas

13 comments:

notyet100 21 July 2008 at 17:57  

hi purva,..i just checked u have linked it to SRIVALLIS CURRY POST,..AND MAIL HER TOO,..THATS ALL,,.IF U DON GET HER REPLY ,..U CAN POST COMMENT IN HER CURRY MELA POST TOO,..EVERYTHIN ELSE LOOKS FINE...:-),,CURRY LOOKS YUM,,,,YUMMY ENTRY FOR THE EVENT...ANY QUERIES DON HESITATE TO ASK,,,HPPY BLOGGING..

VEGETABLE PLATTER 21 July 2008 at 19:09  

Hey Kofta looks yummy .. lauki kofta is one of my favourites .. N Gun powder is not the same as chutney pudi ..

Madhavi 21 July 2008 at 20:04  

Hi, first time here, very nice recipe collection!!!

Kofta curry looks delicious, lovely recipe too!!! Keep in touch!!

http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

Trupti 21 July 2008 at 20:11  

Hi Purva, first time here..you have very nice recipe collection..Kofta curry looks very delicious.

Purva Desai 21 July 2008 at 20:16  

hey notyet...
thanks for all extended help..:)
V.P,
Thanks for the clarification on pudi and gun powder
Madhavi,
Thanks for stopping by, will definitely keep in touch....keep visiting :)

notyet100 21 July 2008 at 20:18  

hi purva don worry for tht..ur posts will definately comein roundup,..she wont miss them i am sure of that,..tc,..

Purva Desai 21 July 2008 at 20:22  

hey trupti,
thanks for dropping by :)

Shreya 21 July 2008 at 20:23  

Hi Purva, wonderful kofta curry..:-) Looks delicious..

I also have a tag waiting for you at my blog
http://ammascooking.blogspot.com/

Valarmathi 22 July 2008 at 08:16  

Thanks for visting my blog. good collection of recipes. Kofta curry looks lovely.

Purva Desai 22 July 2008 at 10:42  

Shreya,
Thanks for tagging me, will include my answers on 2days post..
Valamarthi,
Thanks for appreciating my efforts

Sireesha 22 July 2008 at 11:07  

kofta curry looks yummy and delicious....

Priti 22 July 2008 at 17:01  

Hey Purva, nice kofta curry...my mom use to make lauki koftas...long time since I had this....should try your version..thanks for sharing the recipe..

Purva Desai 22 July 2008 at 18:15  

Priti,
Thanks for visiting...let me know how they turn out....
Sireesha,
Thanks for being a regular visitor :)

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