Lauki Kofta

Items needed:

  1. One long melon (Lauki)
  2. One Boiled potato
  3. Two big tomatoes
  4. One big onion
  5. One teaspoon green coriander leaves
  6. One teaspoon fine cut chili and ginger
  7. One cup gramflour
  8. Two big spoon of Semolina powder
  9. One big spoon of cornflour
  10. One spoon Butter
  11. Some resin and cashew nuts
  12. Vegetable oil for deep frying
  13. Two teaspoon of fresh cream (Malai)


Kofta Batter:

  • Remove the lauki seeds and grate it.
  • Remove the excess water by pressing in between the hands, mash the boiled potato, cottage cheese, fine cut green chili, coriander leaves, black pepper, salt and mix it well
  • Mix the gramflour, cornflour, semolina, and backing soda to make a thick paste
  • Add salt, pepper, garam masala, a pinch of amchoor powder, red and green chili to taste
  • Leave this paste for 30 mins to 1 hour
    • Make the round balls of lauki paste with hands (use some oil in hand to easy), and add a resin and cashewnut inside the ball.
    • Take vegetable oil in the frying pan, and deep fry these lauki balls till turn golden brown.
    • Take it out and spread it on tissue paper to remove excess oil is soaked.
    • Make paste of onion, garlic and ginger
    • Take a deep pan and fry this paste with various spices till the paste become golden, add tomatos paste in the onion and cook it well till it it leaves oil.
    • Once the gravy is cooked, and add in this gravy and close the pan for few minutes so that kofta soaks the gravy inside
    • Serve the koftas with gravy in bowls, and add spoon or two of malai on the top of it.

Serve it hot with garlic/butter naan, or laccha parantha.

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