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lauki kofta recipe


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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


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Step 1

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium flame for deep frying.

Step 2

Peel and grate bottle gourd.

Step 3

Squeeze out the water completely. Use it to make gravy(optional)

Step 4

Add all other ingredients except salt and mix well.

Step 5

It should have a thick consistency to make round shaped balls.(If the mixture is too loose,add 1-2 tbsp of chickpea flour and mix well.)

Step 6

Take a handful of mixture in a separate bowl. To this add salt and mix well.

Step 7

Grease your palms with oil and divide the salted mixture in 4-5 portions.

Step 8

Turn them into round balls.

Step 9

Fry these balls in the hot oil. Stir occasionally and deep-fry until they turn little brown and crisp.

Step 10

Take them out, drain excess oil and place them over kitchen tissue in a plate.

Step 11

Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.

Step 12

Add onions and stir-fry until it turns light pink in color.

Step 13

Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, and coriander powder in the fried onions.Mix well and cook for another minute.

Step 14

Add tomato paste, salt & garam masala.

Step 15

Fry until material leaves the sides of the pan.It takes 7-8 minutes.

Step 16

Add water (drained out from the grated gourd initially) and 1/2 cup water.

Step 17

Stir, simmer and cook for 10-12 minutes more. Don’t cover the pan with any lid.

Step 18

Drop the fried koftas in the gravy and cook for 5 mins.

Step 19

Make sure that the koftas are fully submerged in the gravy.

Step 20

Turn off the heat and transfer it to the serving bowl.

Step 21

Garnish with chopped coriander.

Step 22

Serve hot with rice or tandoori roti

Step 23

Peel and grate bottle gourd,mix salt.

Step 24

Squeeze out the water completely.Use it to make gravy. (optional)

Step 25

Add all other ingredients and mix well. It should have a thick consistency to make round shaped balls

Step 26

Roll it into small balls and place it in airfryer basket. Repeat for remaining mixture.

Step 27

In a preheated airfryer ,Air fry them at 200 degree C for 8 mins.

Step 28

Brush oil on the kofta and air fry again for 8-10 mins.

Step 29

Once ready, add to gravy just before serving.

Step 30

Make the kofta as per the air fryer version.

Step 31

Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree C .Bake them for 10 mins.

Step 32

Brush oil and bake for 15 mins. Add to gravy just before serving.

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