Lauki Kofta Curry by foodStopper
Lauki Kofta Curry by foodStopper

Lauki Kofta is a dish which is made of fried kofta’s (Dumplings) in an onion & tomato based curry sauce. Lauki (Bottle guard) is a veggie which either people like it or hate it. This Lauki Kofta recipe is a great way to incorporate Lauki in your food. Recipe Video is up on our YouTube channel & link is at the bottom to watch the video.

Lauki ka Kofta by foodstopper
Lauki ka Kofta by foodstopper

Ingredients
For the Kofta
3-4 Cups Oil for frying
1 Bottle Guard
1 Cup Gram Flour
1 Teaspoon Red Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
Salt to Taste

For the Curry 
Cumin Seeds 1 Tsp
Black Pepper 5-6
Dry Chili 1
Green Chilies 2-3 (finely Chopped)
Onion Paste 1 Cup
Ginger/Garlic Paste 1 Tbsp
Asafoetida powder (Hing) 1/4 Tsp
Turmeric 1 Tsp
Red Chili Powder
Coriander Powder 1 Tbsp
Dry Mango Powder 1 Tsp
Tomato Puree 1 Cup
Salt to Taste
Dry Fenugreek Leaves 1 Tsp
Garam Masala 1 Tsp
Cilantro to garnish

Instructions :
For the Kofta’s
1. Peel the skin of Bottle Guard (Lauki) & Grate it.
2. Squeeze Water completely as shown in the video below.
3. Add 1 Cup Gram Flour (Besan), 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder, Fennel Seeds & Salt to taste. Mix Well & Keep Aside (Thick Consistency).
4. Heat the oil in a pan for frying Kofta’s (High flame).
5. Deep fry Kofta’s until golden brown. Once golden brown take out & keep aside on absorbent paper to soak the extra oil.

For the Curry
1. Heat the Pan and add 1 Tbsp of oil.
2. Add Cumin Seeds and let it crackle then add Black Pepper (5-6), 1 Dry Red Chili & 1-2 Green Chili (Finely Chopped ) & Saute for a Minute.
3. Now, Add Onion Paste, Ginger Garlic Paste & 1/4 Tsp Asafetida and saute 2-3 Mins.
4. Also, add 1 Tsp Turmeric, 1 Tbsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder, Coriander Powder &  1 Tsp Dry Mango Powder.
5. Mix Well & Simmer 5 Minutes until oil separates.
6. Add 1 Cup Tomato Puree (Approx 4 Large Tomatoes) & Mix Well.
7. Once the oil separates then add 1 Cup Water & Simmer 5 Minutes.
8. Lastly, add Salt, Dry Fenugreek Leaves (Kasturi Methi), 1 Tsp Garam Masala & Mix. Ready to serve.
9. Add Kofta’s at the time of serving. It will go very well with Jeera Rice, Roti or any Bread.

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