Sunday, April 15, 2012

Lauki Kofta

There are many benefits of eating lauki or white or bottle gourd. It contains the goodness of green nutrition, contains a proportion of 96% of water so it does not stimulates fats or weight, is light and easily digestible, contains twelve calories, is good for diabetes and blood pressure and heart patients and so on. You can make its halwa, add it in doodh (milk), make its curry but down is a very different recipe which is lauki kofta. As tasty as meatballs, these kofta will be healthy and tasty addition on your dinning tables.

For making Lauki Kofta:

  • 250 grams lokki (bottle gourd)
  • Two medium sized potatoes
  • Half cup besan (Bengal gram flour)
  • Salt as much required
  • One teaspoon lal mirch powder (red chilli powder)
  • Two green chilies
  • Fresh coriander
  • Quarter teaspoon of all spices powder (garam masala powder)
Preparation Process:
Grate the lokki first. Then boil the potatoes and mash lokki and potatoes together. Mix all other ingredients well and make medium sized balls of the lokki mixture.

For making gravy:

  • Two medium sized onions (thinly sliced)
  • One teaspoon of ginger garlic paste (adrak lehsan paste)
  • Two big sized tomatoes (thinly sliced)
  • Salt as much required
  • One teaspoon jeera (cumin)
  • One teaspoon dry grounded coriander ( kuta dhania)
  • Half teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • One teaspoon lal mirch powder (red chilli powder)
  • Quarter cup of oil
Preparation Process:
First heat the oil. Then fry sliced onions until they become golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and tomatoes and fry until the tomatoes get blended. Then add salt, red chilli powder, jeera, grounded coriander and haldi and mix well. Add around 2 cups of water and let the boil come. Drop in all the koftas and allow them cook on the low flame by covering the pan with lid. Do not stir with spoon because kofta may break and shatter away. When the oil starts coming on the surface then it means that your kofta and gravy is ready. Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Eat hot loki kofta with naan and raita.

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