Recipe- Lauki Kofta Curry (Jain Style/ No Onion No Garlic) (No fry Kofta)

Recipe- Jain Lauki Kofta Curry
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"Steamed (No Fry) Bottle Gourd (/Lauki) dumpling (/Kofta) in a tomato curd jain style (no onion no garlic) gravy."
Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20-25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20-25 Minutes
Recipe- Jain Lauki Kofta Curry
Print Recipe
"Steamed (No Fry) Bottle Gourd (/Lauki) dumpling (/Kofta) in a tomato curd jain style (no onion no garlic) gravy."
Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20-25 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20-25 Minutes
Ingredients
For Kofta
For Curry
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Grate the lauki and squeeze well to drain all excessive water. Keep in a large bowl.
  2. Now add bhuna jeera, jeera, salt, haldi, red chili powder, chopped green chili, baking soda and mix well. Now add just sufficient besan to bind it.
  3. Heat appe pan and drop 1-2 drops of oil in each slot.
  4. Make medium size balls out of the lauki dough and place each ball in each slot of appe maker. Reduce the flame to low and cover the pan. leave for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile lets prepare curry. For that heat 1 tbsp ghee (or oil) in a pan. Add hing, jeera, haldi powder, red chili powder and dhaniya powder. Fry til golden in color.
  6. Add tomato puree and fry till change in color. Reduce the flame and cover the pan for few minutes.
  7. Meanwhile check the koftas looks cooked drop few drops of oil and turn them. Cover the pan again and leave for another 5-6 minutes.
  8. Npw check the curry, take the pan out of the stove or switch off the flame. Add well beated curd and mix well.
  9. Now keep stirring and fry on high flame for few seconds or change in color.
  10. Add sufficient water according to require consistency and let it boil, keep stirring until a boil comes. when a boil comes reduce the flame to low and cover the pan. Leave for another 5-6 minutes or until the curry starts leaving side.
  11. Now check the koftas if done switch off the flame and take the koftas out in a plate.
  12. When curry is done, dip koftas mix and cover the pan. Switch off the flame and leave for another 10-15 minutes.
  13. Serve hot with chapati, paratha, rice or naan.
Recipe Notes
  • Squeeze well the grated lauki before adding spices and besan to it.
  • Switch off the flame before adding curd to the gravy.
  • Keep stirring after adding curd, it can be curdle otherwise.
  • Do not cook the gravy after adding koftas, just cover the pan and let it cook with hot steam inside.
  • Check the consistency before adding koftas if it is looking thick add more water and boil it fist.
  • Koftas will absorb some water and gravy will be thicker after it.
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