Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lauki Kofta - लौकी कोफ्ता (Bottle Gourd Balls in Tomato Gravy) for Blog Hop


Hello Friends,


Another week of Blog Hop, love it, get to try different blogs and different recipes. Please check out what all this is about.


This got I am paried with Santosh of Santosh's Kitchen. She has an amazing blog and on top of it, she has very helpful things like Glossary, Tips etc. for all of us. Please visit her blog and enjoy more of her recipes.


When I visit blogs for blog hop, I try to make dishes that I have not tried before and I always wanted to. This is one such. First time I ever ate Lauki Kofta - लौकी कोफ्ता  (Bottle Gourd Balls in Tomato Gravy) was when I was in my 10th grade, my mausi (mom's sister) got married and she had tried it learning from a friend. I still remember that taste (20 years ago, good memory right). i have never eaten it since then, but always wanted to try it out. When I saw this recipe on her blog, I jumped right on it and made it.

My hubby loved the kofta themselves and ate some. So, that tells me that we can serve koftas too as a snack or appetizer with some ketchup. Now, let's get on to the recipe.


Update: Someone requested me to post the pic of Bottle Gourd, so here it is, courtesy (Nandyala.org). Hope that helps.

Lauki Kofta - लौकी कोफ्ता  (Bottle Gourd Balls in Tomato Gravy)

Ingredients
For Kofta
Lauki (Bottle Gourd) - 1 medium one (after grating, I got about 2.5 cups)
Sooji (Semolina) - 1/2 cup
Besan (Gram Flour) - 1/4 cup
Green Chilies - 2 finely chopped or more per your taste
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt - per your taste
Cilantro - 1/4 cup, finely chopped
For Gravy
Onion - 2 medium ones, roughly sliced
Tomato - 3 medium ones, roughly sliced
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Salt - just for the gravy
Oil - 1 tsp
Preparation

  • Wash, peel and grate lauki.
  • Squeeze the grated mixture well with hand and remove all excess water (save the water for gravy)
  • Add everything under "For Kofta" in a bowl and make balls of desired shape and deep fry them till golden brown. Drain them on paper, till the gravy is ready.
  • Meanwhile, take oil in a pan and add onion to it.
  • Fry till onion is translucent and add ginger-garlic paste to it and fry for a  min.
  • Add rest of the ingredients under "For Gravy" and fry till onion is cooked and tomatoes are mushy.
  • Grind this mixture to smooth or coarse paste (as per your liking).
  • Pour the ground mix in the pan again and add upto 2 cups of water.
  • Cook this gravy for about 5-10 min.
  • Switch off the heat and dunk the koftas in it for about 5 min. (no need to cook them) before serving.

Serving
Serve it with roti/paratha or naan.



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50 comments:

ANU said...

love kofta....very inviting!


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sangee vijay said...

lauki kofta curry looks so inviting...wonderful recipe..will give this a try soon!!!

Sravs said...

Lauki Kofta is very delicious and love to have with chapati's !!

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Sumee said...

Looks really yuummmmmm Priya. I love koftas, but hate the frying part. ;o)

Hari Chandana said...

Such a delicious and tempting side dish.. lovely color :)
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Santosh Bangar said...

hi Priya thanks for the he kind words and cook the recipe of my blog . ur clicks are super than me

divya said...

Oh My God. i'm simply drooling here. Wonderful presentation.

Smitha said...

i always had to hide koftas when i am making curry, cos they dont reach the gravy...lol....nice one...love it!

Anjali Shukla said...

Wow! So beautifully made...I'm sure none were left after the dinner... :)

Suja said...

Never tried with lauki,gravy looks super tempting

Krithi's Kitchen said...

New to me.. has a vibrant color!!
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R said...

looks super yummy, luv the color of the gravy.

Sobha Shyam said...

interesting dish, koftas look yummy, great recipe Priya..

Priya said...

Yum yum, super delicious kofta curry..fabulous colour..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Lauki kofta curry looks super delicious...

Krithika said...

very colorful side dish....

Sayantani said...

the gravy looks super creamy...love the koftas too.perfect party dish.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Tats sooper innovative... Priya...

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Sudha said...

Thanks for leaving me a commnet,Priya:) And really glad that you liked my Pakoras.Lauki Kofta curry looks so tempting - I'm not a particular fan of Lauki,but your curry seems worth a try!So no harm in trying!:)

Sanchita said...

Never tried this before..but sounds delicious!

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks so inviting and yummy!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Yumm Koftas Dear.Luks impressive.Luv it.

Rinku Naveen said...

Yummy koftas Priya! Never thought of making koftas with lauki. Looks yumm..

Ammu's said...

Gravy looks rich & delicious with lofts balls in it.. Loved the dish..

cooking varieties (wan) said...

hi priya, i have not seen this dish before and am not sure which one is bottle gourd. has it got a smooth skin?
looks appetizing - thanks and have a nice day

Hamaree Rasoi said...

A superb side dish...The gravy looks perfect to match with peas pulao

Deepa
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Deepali said...

Very good looking koftas... I also made them yesterday but they were no where near so tempting as these :)

Vardhini said...

Kofthas look so delicious Priya. Never made kofthas with lauki before.

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garlutti said...

Great recipe with lots of color ... beautiful pictures .. hugs Marimi

Sanctified Spaces said...

I surely want to give this a try. A winner of a recipe.

Treat and Trick said...

Nice color and looks so tasty!

Priya Sreeram said...

looks well done priya-nice platter

Prathima Rao said...

A delicious kofta curry!!!! I love lauki kofta!!
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Nalini's Kitchen said...

Looks yummy and delicious.Thanks for visiting my spaace.I am your happy follower.

Amina Khaleel said...

never heard of making koftas with lauki... they look soft and delicious....

veena krishnakumar said...

Priya this looks very tasty. I want to try it too:-)

Vegetarian Zest said...

scrumptious looking koftas. Lauki is very good for diabetic people in controlling their sugars. I'm definitely going to try this one.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely kofta looks super delicious.

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks fab Priya.

saket said...

yamiee receipe.nice blog.

Gopika Ram said...

I tried another recipe a couple of days back and did not come well :( Let me try yours. Thanks for sharing Priya :) looks yumm

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