Thursday, August 11, 2011

From my Moms Kitchen - Lauki Kofta

I remember i never liked Bottlegourd in any form,but things changed after marraige or you guys can say suddenly my taste buds developed,most of the time i prepare this simple Lauki Curry and if craving for something sweet i go for this sweet dish ,thanks to my mother for both the recipes ,today will be sharing recipe of Lauki Kofta shared by mother,have altered the recipe a bit ;-)

Recipe Name - Lauki Kofta/Bottlegourd dumplings in curried sauce
Recipe source mother
Preparation time one hr
Cooking time 30 mins
Ingredient  for the Kofta
one bottlegourd
grated ginger,garlic one tbsp
salt as per taste
garam masala powder one tsp
gram flour 2 - 3 tbsp
grate bottle gourd,squeeze out excess water and keep aside
In a mixing bowl ,mix all the ingredient to a smooth mix
divide into equal sized round shapes
heat oil in paniyaram pan
lower the flame and fry the kofta till brown
drain on kitchen towel and keep aside.
For the Curry
Onion two chopped coarsely
tomato one chopped coarsely
green chili two chopped coarsely
garlic clove three chopped coarsely
ginger half inch chopped coarsely
asafoetida pinch
cumin seeds half tsp
bay leaves crushed two
red chili powder half tsp
turmeric powder half tsp
coriander powder half tsp
salt as per taste
oil to cook
Freshly grounded garam masala powder two tsp

Heat oil in non stick wok,
once hot lower the flame and add
cumin seeds,asafoetida and bay leaves
let it splutter and add chopped onion
followed by ginger,garlic and green chili
keep stirring till onions become mushy
add chopped tomatoes and mix everything
add salt,red chili powder,turmeric and coriander powder
keep stirring till oil is seen along the sides
remove from flame and let it cool
once the fried mixture cools down
run through the blender and transfer the mixture to the same pan
let it simmer for two minutes,add water for gravy and bring it to boil.

Before serving
warm the curry add the fried kofta and sprinkle freshly grounded garam msala
let it simmer for 5 to 10 mins
serve warm with chapati or zafrani pulao.
For freshly grounded Garam Masala

Cumin seed one tsp
bay leaves two crushed
dried red chili two
clove four
cinnamon one inch
cardamom two
Dry roast all the ingredient
transfer to a mortar and pound with pestle
or process in spice grinder
store in air tight container.

Other Kofta recipes blogged on Asan Khana
Paneer Kofta
Chicken Kofta
Thats all guys,see you all soon
take care and Happy Blogging