Today, sharing the famous Lauki Kofta recipe in my style. I have used fresh coconut and peanuts to give the gravy a creamy texture and a different taste from routine cooking. I hope you will like it.
So, let us start.
Recipe cuisine : North Indian
Recipe category : Main course
Preparation time : 40 minutes
Servings : 4
Author : Sandhya Sharma
Recipe Ingredients for Kofta :
1 cup chickpea flour
1/2 cup grated bottle gourd
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
refined oil for deep frying ( as per requirement )
Recipe Ingredients for gravy :
1/4 fresh coconut
4-5 red, dry chili
1 medium onion
2-3 garlic cloves
1 big tomato
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon Maggie Masala
2 tbsp refined oil
pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
Recipe instructions : Mix 1 cup chickpea flour, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt to taste and grated bottle gourd in a bowl and make a pakora batter using some water.
Keep it for 15-20 minutes.
Take fresh coconut, garlic cloves, dry red chili and peanuts in a grinder and grind it to a smooth paste.
Make puree of tomato in a blender.
Chop the onions finely.
Heat refined oil in a pan and make medium size Kofta on a low flame.
Keep them on a tissue paper so extra oil is absorbed.
Now heat 2 tbsp refined oil in a pan.
Add cumin seeds, when they crackle, add Asafoetida and onions and saute till they turn translucent.
Add the coconut paste and cook stirring till it leaves the edges of the pan.
Add all the spices, mix well and add tomato puree.
Cook till the mixture leaves oil.
Add 2 cup warm water and cook on low flame for 10 minutes.
I have kept the gravy thick, you can adjust according to taste.
Add the Kofta and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Delicious Lauki Kofta are ready to serve.
Garnish with grated coconut and serve hot.