Lauki Ke Kofte Recipe लौकी के कोफ्ते

Lauki Ke Kofte Recipe लौकी के कोफ्ते

Lauki Ke Kofte Recipe लौकी के कोफ्ते
Lauki Ke Kofte Recipe लौकी के कोफ्ते

Lauki ke Kofte, लौकी के कोफते Bottle-Gourd Dumplings in Tomato Gravy is a perfect way to welcome your guests to the dinner table.

It is a delicacy in the Indian Cuisine that is sure to make your mouth water.

Though this recipe takes up the oil consumption to the next level it can always be a welcome treat on Sunday for a scrumptious dinner.

This is a sure-shot way to make this boring yet a healthy vegetable interesting. So walk the extra mile in the evening and enjoy this Lauki Ke Kofte recipe without guilt.

Lauki Ke Kofte: Bottle-Gourd Dumplings in Tomato Gravy

Lauki ke Kofte-Bottle-Gourd Dumplings in Tomato Gravy is a perfect way to welcome your guests to the dinner table.

The lauki ke kofte recipe requires you to do some prep work beforehand, for example, making the lauki koftas or pakoras.

The difference between koftas and pakoras is elementary. It is primarily the consistency of the mixture or batter. The kofta mixture is thicker as a result, they don’t absorb much of the gravy or oil.

Whereas the pakora mixture has pouring consistency. Eventually, pakoras tend to absorb a lot of the gravy and swell up and can break also.

So it’s advisable to add them a little before serving and not before.

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Lauki Ke Kofte Recipe लौकी के कोफ्ते

Depending on your time factor and whatever is easier for you to make, you can choose between the two. Comparatively, pakoras will be much easier to make than shaping and making the koftas.

You can add ground cashews to make the gravy more smooth and creamy. Cashews not only intensify the flavour but even give a smooth, creamy consistency to the gravy.

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 Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Servings 4 people
Calories 146 kcal

Author Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

Ingredients

Ingredients Required For Lauki Kofta

  • ½ kg Lauki/Bottle-Gourd
  • 1 tsp Haldi (turmeric)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Jeera/cumin seeds
  • 3-4 whole Tomato grated
  • 2 whole Onion
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil (for frying)
  • 1 tsp Olive oil (for tempering)
  • 1 tsp FoodAllTime garam masala

Tempering

  • 2-3 whole Green Chilli slit in the centre
  • ½ tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 8-10 Curry Leaves

Instructions

Directions for Lauki Ke Kofte (dumplings)

  1. Rinse, peel and grate the lauki (bottle gourd)
  2. Mix besan (gram flour), garam masala, salt. Mix it properly so that no lumps remain.
  3. Once you have the creamy mixture ready then add the green paste.
  4. Heat oil and deep fry until golden brown. Your lauki ke pakode are ready.

Directions for Tomato Gravy

  1. Grate the onions add a few curry leaves.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onions and curry leaves. Fry the onions till they are golden brown.
  3. Add grated tomatoes.
  4. Add the FoodAllTime Multipurpose Healthy Green Paste and stir properly.
  5. Add spices (salt, coriander, FoodAllTime Garam Masala, red chilli powder, turmeric). You can add amchur powder if you want a little tangy flavour.
  6. Keep stirring till the tomato puree leaves the sides of the pan. 
  7. Add water (also add the gram flour water that you had kept aside). This will preserve the nutrients and thicken the gravy.
  8. Allow the gravy to boil. Add the koftas. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.

Special Tips While Cooking Lauki Ke Kofte Recipe

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  • For the recipe of the green paste visit- FoodAllTime Multipurpose Healthy Green Paste
  • Don’t put the bowl away in which you made the kofta barter. Swirl a little water around it and save it to be used later for the gravy.
  • It will help thicken the gravy and preserve the nutrients.
  • Keep the koftas on a napkin or a tissue paper to soak excess oil.
  • Use only the required amount of oil that you need to fry.
  • Using the reheated oil later os not good for health.
  • Remember you can always add some oil to fry as and when you need it.
  • Cover the lid while frying so that the oil splutters don’t mess your kitchen and your dress.
Quick Overview
Lauki Ke Kofte Recipe लौकी के कोफ्ते

Recipe Name: Lauki Ke Kofte Recipe

Author: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

Description: Lauki ke Kofte-Bottle-Gourd Dumplings in Tomato Gravy. Lauki Kofta curry is very popular curry recipe from India. This is a sure shot way to make this boring yet a healthy vegetable interesting.

Preperation time: 20

Cook Time: 20

Total Time: 40

Type: Main Couse

Recipe Yield: 4-6

Recipe Ingredients: Ingredients Required For Lauki Kofta, ½ kg Lauki/Bottle-Gourd, 1 tsp Haldi (turmeric), 1 tsp Salt, ½ tsp Jeera/cumin seeds, 3-4 whole Tomato grated, 2 whole Onion, 3 tbsp Olive oil (for frying), 1 tsp Olive oil (for tempering), 1 tsp FoodAllTime garam masala, Tempering, 2-3 whole Green Chilli slit in the centre, ½ tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds, 1 tsp Olive Oil, 8-10 Curry Leaves

Recipe Instructions: Rinse, peel and grate the lauki (bottle gourd). Mix besan (gram flour), garam masala, salt. Mix it properly so that no lumps remain. Heat oil and deep fry until golden brown. Your lauki ke pakode are ready. Grate the onions add a few curry leaves. Fry the onions till they are golden brown. Add spices (salt, coriander, FoodAllTime Garam Masala, red chilli powder, turmeric). You can add amchur powder if you want a little tangy flavour. Keep stirring till the tomato puree leaves the sides of the pan. Add water (also add the gram flour water that you had kept aside). This will preserve the nutrients and thicken the gravy. Allow the gravy to boil. Add the koftas. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.

Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Calories: 146 per katori/cup

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Summary

Lauki ke Kofte-Bottle-Gourd Dumplings in Tomato Gravy is a perfect way to welcome your guests to the dinner table. It is a delicacy in the Indian Cuisine that is sure to make your mouth water.

Pros

A novel way of cooking bottle gourd.

Cons

Since pakodas are fried it might be high in oil content. Take in moderation.

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