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Lauki Kofta Curry

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Bottle Gourd Kofta, Curry Recipe, Doodhi Kofta Curry, Indian Vegan Recipes, Lauki Kofta, Lauki Kofta Curry, Vegan Curry Recipe, Vegan Food, Vegan Recipes

Ingredients

For the Curry

  • 3 medium Onions, pureed
  • 2 medium Tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi
  • 1 tsb Cumin Seeds
  • 1 cup Water (You can use the water drained from grated lauki)
  • 2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Jaggery
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds Powder
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Ghee or Mustard Oil
  • 1 tsp Hing / Asafoetida

For Kofta

  • 300 gms Grated Lauki / Doodhi / Bottle Gourd
  • 1 large Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Aamchur Powder / Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 cup Besan / Gram Flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for Frying
  • 2 tsp Ajwain / Carom Seeds

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, take the grated lauki after draining all the water content from it. Keep the water aside for using later. Add all the other ingredients except salt and bind it into a soft dough type batter. Adjust the consistency by adding besan as required. Don't add any water as lauki releases water.
  • At the time of binding the dough into balls, add the salt and quickly roll into small balls.
  • In a frying pan, heat the oil on medium flame and fry the kofta balls on low-medium flame. Turn the sides every 1- minutes so as the besan in the koftas cook properly.
  • While the koftas are frying, keep a pan to heat. Add ghee or mustard oil and splatter some cumin seeds and add hing. Add the bay leaf, ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Now, add the onion puree and cook till the color changes. Add tomato puree and let it simmer for about 2 minutes. Add the remaining spices, stir and add water to desired consistency. Add salt as per taste. Cover and let cook on low flame.
  • Once all the koftas are fried, add them into the curry. Add a little water. Add finely chopped coriander. Cover and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Overcooking will make the koftas split and melt into the gravy.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve. Tastes best along with crispy parathe, curd, onions and cucumber salad.

Notes

Do leave your best lauki dishes and the feedback on this recipe in the comments section. Thank you.