Lauki Kofta / Bottle gourd and chickpea flour dumplings in gravy

Lauki/Bottle gourd is a highly nutritious vegetable . I remember my mom always using it in sambar . Preparing kofta is one of the favorite way of using this vegetable. Kofta is a north indian preparation and is made of all kind of vegetables and is a staple in weddings etc . 


For Kofta

Grated Lauki - 4 cups
Bread Slice - 1
Besan/Chickpea Flour - 1/4 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Green Ghilli -  1 tsp , chopped fine
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

1. Squeeze as much water as possible from the grated lauki .
2. Add ginger garlic paste , salt, chilli , bread and besan to grated lauki.
3. You should be able to make small balls of the mixture .
4. To get the consistency add more flour if needed.
5. Heat oil to 350 F .
6. Make small balls of the mixture and drop in oil and fry till golden and keep aside.

For Gravy

Onion Grated -  1/2 cup
Tomato Puree - 1 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Chilli Pw - 1 tsp
Coriander pw - 2 tsp
Garam Masala Pw - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Pw - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp

1. Heat oil and add cumin and fry for a minute.
2. Add ginger garlic paste and onion and cook till golden.
3. Add chili, turmeric,coriander ,salt and cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add tomato puree and cook till oil separates.
5. Add 1 cup of water , garam masala and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
6. Add fried kofta /dumpling to the gravy and simmer for another 5 minutes.
7.Garnish  with chopped cilantro and serve.

I'm sending this to  MLLA23 @ thewellseasonedcook

28 comments:

  1. really delicious one.i know its avery yummy one..the bottlegourd dumplings really a nice recipe.

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  2. Nice gravy, i have not use bottlegourd in any of my dishes yet,must try these as it looks very delicious, nice click too nisha

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  3. It is a long time since I made koftas,thanks for reminding and coming up with a wonderful and delicious sabji.

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  4. I dont like that much..but I wont mind having it this way..delicious preparation!!

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  5. A delicious looking gravy, lovely click too, Nisha :)

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  6. Lovely koftas and the gravy looks spicy and delicious.

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  7. this is absolutely delicious! very attractive presentation too.

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  8. This look very delicious. Love all the spices. I would enjoy dipping crusty bread into it.

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  9. i just cooked lauki for lunch n here u hv lauki koftas...my all time fav curry.

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  10. Wow looks great Nisha, we occasionally get bottlegourd here, will try making koftas next time..Yummo

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  11. I have never tried anything with bottlegourd. Kofta with bottle gourd sounds and looks delicious!!

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  12. I love this kofta..had this in my friends place and fell in love with it :-)

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  13. i love this..bottlegourd is great for health as ramdevbaba says..haha..i make the steamed version...looks spicy and yum

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  14. Nisha,,delicious lauki dumpling curry dear,,we too cook dal dumpling curry i like that very much..

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  15. These look very tempting!!

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  16. Looks spicy and delicious curry.

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  17. I love all kind of kofta curries, they are simply yummy. Your version is lot better and this picture is very tempting to me...made me hungry, hehe.

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  18. kofta curry looks tempting.. this is a new recipe to us...

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  20. wow delicious gravy i love this looks awesome
    nice post

    have a yummy weekend

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  21. Just bumped into your blog and loved these lauki koftas in curry :)

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  22. the kofta looks so good! tempting and yummy!

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  23. Looks great n tempting.....
    Drop in sometime

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  24. delicious curry... new to me...

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  25. Lauki Kofta is one of my favorite..
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  26. I will definitely try this.It looks yumm.So good.
    I am glad to follow your blog.

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  27. Lovely! I can just tell these kofka taste amazing.

    Thanks, Nisha, for your great MLLA recipe!

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