Lauki Kofta Curry (Healthy Heart Recipe) Video by Tarla Dalal
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These koftas are prepared with lauki in a larger proportion, in comparison to potato, to minimize the caloric value of the dish. Also, koftas are not deep-fried, but are simmered and cooked in the curry itself. This makes a tasty combination with lachha soya paratha.
Recipe Description for Lauki Kofta Curry ( Healthy Heart)
- Strain the liquid out of the bottle gourd and preserve it to add in the gravy.
- Combine all the ingredients in a non-stick pan and stir it over medium flame till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
- Remove and cool slightly. Divide this mixture into 14 equal portions and roll each portion into oval koftas. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
- Add the ginger paste, garlic paste, tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder and chilli powder and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the reserved liquid of the bottle gourd and 1½ cups of water, mix well and bring to a boil, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the salt and cornflour-water mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the koftas, and garam masala, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes.
- Serve hot with parathas or brown rice.
- The koftas tend to crumble if you boil them too much in the gravy. So, it's better to add them just before you're ready to serve them.
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