Wednesday, 12 July 2017

How to make kofta curry with non fried koftas

Recipe of Lauki Kofta curry with non fried koftas 

Lauki Kofta curry is grated bottle gourd stuffed dumplings tossed in onion tomato gravy spiced up with Indian spices and served with hot chapatis or rice. This one is a healthy version of kofta curry as the koftas are not deep fried. These non fried koftas are easy to prepare and can be made in the jiffy. I have prepared these koftas in appam in few drops of oil.

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Bottle guard/lauki has lot of health benefits and this the most delicious way to add it in your diet. Traditionally these lauki kofta were deep fried and were loosing it's health benefits. These non fried koftas are healthy and nutritious. And when added in aromatic onion tomato gravy, it tastes divine. Gram flour/Besan is used for the blending of the dumplings.

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Lets start with the recipe :

Recipe Type : Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine : Indian

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
15 minutes20 minutes35 minutes Serves 4 

Ingredients for Koftas/Dumplings :


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  • 1 bottle gourd (lauki/ghiya)
  • 2 tablespoon gram flour (besan)
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chat masala
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil for deep frying
Ingredients for Gravy :
  • 3 chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 8 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 8 tomatoes grounded 
  • Pinch of asafoetida (Heeng)
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

Preparation for Koftas/Dumplings :
  1. Grate bottle gourd (Ghiya) in a grater
  2. In a bowl, add grated bottle gourd, salt, chat masala, pepper and sprinkle gram flour (besan) on it.
  3. Mix well, bottle gourd will soak gram flour (besan) in its own water
  4. It it is too thick, sprinkle some water
  5. Make sure not to make the better too thin, the consistency should be medium
  6. Divide it into 8 portions and make round balls 
  7. Take a appam mould and sprinkle few drops of oil in it 
  8. When oil is heated, add cutlet balls in the maker
  9. Cook on medium flame for few seconds and turn the flame on low
  10. Turn it with the pointy stick which you will receive with appam (skewer) by putting it in the cutlet, flip it or flip it with the help of the spoon
  11. Turn once or twice for uniform cooking
  12. When they turn golden brown from both the sides, they are done.
Preparation of Gravy :
  1. Heat one tablespoon oil in a pan 
  2. Add hing, onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies in it
  3. Saute till onion turns light brown
  4. Add crushed tomatoes in it
  5. Let it cook on medium flame for few minutes 
  6. Add salt, turmeric, garam masala and coriander powder in it
  7. Cook on low flame and add 1 cup of water in it
  8. Cook on medium flame and add dumplings (Koftas) in it
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
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Note : 
  1. Don't put excess gram flour otherwise koftas will  turn out hard
  2. Koftas will soak gravy, so put it 5 minutes before serving

8 comments:

  1. I always love that curry gravy!

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  2. love the koftas with less oil

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  3. Always a classic dish, which my mum used to make. Bring back memories looking at your tempting version.

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  4. Lovely that you have managed to not deep fry anything, this curry looks amazing.

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  5. The dumplings and gravy sound delicious! Great idea to change the cooking method for the dumplings.

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