LAUKI KE KOFTE

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INGREDIENTS:
FOR KOFTAS:
1) 1 Small Lauki/Bottle Gourd
2) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
3) 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
4) 1/4 Teaspoon Garam Masala
5) 1 Cup Besan/Chickpea Flour
6) Oil for frying

FOR MASALA/CURRY:
1) 2 Onions
2) 2 Tomatoes
3) 1 Tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
4) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera/Cummin Seeds
5) 1 Bay Leaf
6) 2-3 Elaichi/Cardamom
7) 2 Long/Cloves
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli
9) 1/2 Teaspoon haldi/Turmeric Powder
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
11) 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
12) 1 Teaspoon Jeera powder
13) A pinch of Asafoetida/Hing
14) Salt to taste
15) 2 Green Chillis
16) 3 Cups of water
17) 1 Cup Curd
18) 1 Tablespoon Oil
19) Fresh Coriander to garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 mins

HOW TO PREPARE:
CURRY/MASALA :
* Make a paste of onions, tomatoes and green chillies and keep aside
* In a wok add Oil and crackle jeera seeds, bay leaf, Asafoetida, cardamom and cloves
* Add coriander powder and turmeric and onion paste, cook for few minutes
* Add ginger garlic paste, sauté for 2 minutes, then add tomato paste
* After a few minutes add curd, cook til curd leaves oil at bottom of wok
* Add Salt, Red Chilli powder, Garam Masala, and Jeera powder, Mix well
* Finally add water and cook covered till curry done
* Add fried koftas at the time of serving and give a boil
* Koftas will absorb all water or curry if you add them early
* Serve hot, garnish with coriander leaves
KOFTAS:
* In a wok add oil for frying and heat it
* Wash, peel and Grate the Lauki and keep it in a bowl
* Add besan, salt, red chilli and garam masala
* mix well and make small balls and fry them on a low flame
* Fry the balls till golden brown and keep aside on kitchen towel

LAUKI KE KOFTE
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