Lauki Kofta Recipe - Non Fried Doodhi Kofta
Lauki Kofta, a delicious Kofta recipe which you can make for lunch or dinner. You can also make this recipe for your Lunch Box.
The Lauki/ Doodhi Kofta is a simple, healthy recipe where the koftas are not fried. Traditionally Kofta's are fried and loose it nutritive value. But in this Lauki Kofta I have pan fried them in a Non-Stick Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan and simmer the kofta's in a quick and simple spiced tomato gravy.
The Lauki/Doodhi kofta’s are big favourite in my family, and considering they are non-fried gives me the satisfaction that my family is eating healthy.
Have a look at other recipes that has Lauki/ Doodhi/ Bottle Gourd as the main ingredient
- Lauki Bharta Recipe - Spiced & Mashed Bottled Gourd Recipe
- Lauki Dum Banarasi Recipe (Bharwa Lauki)
- Lauki Bharta/ Doodhibhoplyacha Bharit Recipe (Maharashtrian side dish made using mashed bottlegourd, fresh curd and tempered spices)
- Lauki Burfi With Paneer Recipe (Bottle Gourd Fudge With Cottage Cheese )
- 1 Bottle gourd (lauki) , grated (2 cups)
- 1/4 cup Gram flour (besan)
- 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- Salt , to taste For the Gravy
- 2 cloves Garlic , grated
- 1 inch Ginger , grated
- 2 cups Homemade tomato puree
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- 1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
- 1 teaspoon Sugar , or honey
- 1 Stalk Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
- Sunflower Oil , for cooking
- Salt , to taste
How to make Lauki Kofta Recipe - Non Fried Doodhi Kofta
To begin making the Lauki Kofta Recipe, we will firstly make the koftas for the curry.
Squeeze out the excess water from the grated bottle gourd and keep it aside. Mix all the ingredients for the kofta and divide into 12 portions.
If you plan to bake the kofta's; then place the kofta balls on a greased baking sheet. Brush the kofta balls with some oil and bake in a preheated oven (200 C) until the koftas turn golden brown in colour. Remove the kofta's from the oven once baked and keep them aside.
*Kuzhipaniyaram Pan Method
If you plan to use the kuzhi paniyaram pan; then place the kofta balls in the pan's cavities; drizzle the kofta's with a little oil and pan fry them until golden brown on both sides. You will have to flip the kofta balls so they fry on all sides evenly.
*Instruction for Lauki Kofta Gravy
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; add the grated ginger, garlic and honey and saute for about a minute until the honey begins to bubble.
Add the tomato puree, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and simmer the kofta gravy for about 5 minutes until the raw smell from the tomatoes goes away.
Add in the yogurt, sugar, 1 cup of water, salt to taste, pan fried kofta's and simmer for another 5 minutes and serve.