Thursday, April 10

Green gourd(lauki) kofta

I like this recipe very much, this is my mom's recipe,and i like it as it is..
Actually Lauki, is a very healthy vegetable (even given to infants, easily digestable), but people mostly don't like it much..
Apart from these kofta's lauki chana and its stuffed parathas are also too good to eat...


For Koftas :
Grated lauki (sorakkai) - 2 cups, firmly packed (Peel the gourd, remove the core and coarsely grate the flesh
Green chillies 2 to 3 chopped finely
Ginger 1 tsp, minced
Besan (gram flour) to bind
1/4 tsp baking soda
Salt to taste
Raisins and/or chasenuts
Oil for frying

For Gravy :
Oil 2 tbsp
Onion 2 grated
Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp or to taste
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Coriander powder 2 tsp
Tomatoes - 2 pureed
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
milk 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Fresh cream or malai to garnish


For Koftas:
Squeeze the grated lauki tightly with hands,so that all the water in it is removed. Keep the water aside(very nutritious, should not waste)
To the lauki,add chillies,salt, ginger,baking soda and just enough besan to bind .
Shape into lime size balls putting 2 3 rasins or cashew in between and deep fry in moderately hot oil (take care to ensure that koftas are not raw in the centre) till golden brown.

For Gravy:
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai and fry onions till they turn golden brown to this add garlic ginger paste, chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder, and fry for few minutes.
Then add tomato to the above and fry it for few minutes till the tomatoes are soft. Add the lauki juice and salt to taste, then add milk stirring continously and bring to a boil.
Just before serving, simmer the gravy for 5 minutes and pour over the koftas. Garnish with cream or malai.
Serve hot..

Nutritious Tip:
The lauki juice is very good for marks left after rashes or allergies, just drink a glassfull in morning...
Also its very good in treating UTI.


Prajusha said...

kofta looks delicious.thanks for the wonderful recipe..

Sia said...

neha, my amma always made koftas with lauki as she prefered it over potato and its been ages since i had them. ur recipes just reminded me of them:)

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