August 14, 2013
 Posted by Sowmya Dinavahi
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Bottle Gourd Kofta Curry

Looks like august is the most awesomest of all months. A lot of goodness around making me so lazy. I am totally in vacation mood. I’m totally loving this time of year cos my sister is here for higher studies. So I wanted to share a simple curry to relax and enjoy the moment. Bottle gourd is one of my favorite veggies, weird I know but I love it. Its a very healthy alternative to potato for making a kofta curry.Coming to the recipe, I used 2 cups of freshly grated bottle gourd and drained the juice in separate container to use it later for the gravy. Adding the juice really added a unique taste to the curry so please do not omit it.

 

Bottle Gourd Kofta Curry
 
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A mildly spiced tomato curry dunked with deep fried koftas from bottle gourd
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
For Kofta
  • 2 Cups of Grated bottle gourd
  • ⅓ Cup of Grated cottage cheese,optional
  • ¼ cup of Gram flour
  • ½ tsp of Garam Masala powder
  • 1 tsp of Red Chilli powder
  • 1 Green Chilli, Finely Chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
For Gravy
  • 2 Large tomatoes,Chopped
  • 1 Medium Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli, Chopped
  • 1 inch ginger piece
  • 5-6 Garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp of cashew nuts
Other Ingredients
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli powder
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala powder
  • ½ tsp Kitchen king masala powder
  • 1 tbsp of oil
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients under the list “For kofta” in a mixing bowl and make equal sized balls and deep fry them until they turn brown . Drain the oil and set aside
  2. Blend all the ingredients under the list “For Gravy” in a blender adding little water and set aside
  3. Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan and add 1 tsp of cumin seeds and add the blended mixture to it and fry till the raw smell goes off. I added little amount of tomato paste to it for color.
  4. Add the spice powders and mix well. Stir well until oil oozes out from sides.
  5. Now add the drained juice and some water and bring to boil.
  6. Finely add koftas just before serving.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Notes
Adapted From : Vegrecipesofindia
Serve warm with Homemade Naan and salad

 

5 comments on “Bottle Gourd Kofta Curry”

  1. Shruti Reply

    Enjoy this time with your sis. Have fun! Kofta happens to be one of my favourites. Will try it sometime.

  2. gayathri Reply

    looks delicious. apt for Indian breads and rice

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