Lau-er Amazing Kofta Curry Recipe

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Last Updated May 31, 2022

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Lau-er Amazing Kofta Curry Recipe
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In Lau-er Amazing Kofta Curry Recipe, the spiced doodhi/lau/lauki/Ghia/bottle gourd dumplings are fried and then simmered in a thick gravy made with tomatoes and ginger and sometimes added with onions finished in a warm, spicy, cumin laced sauce. Bottle gourd is a popular summer vegetable as it contains almost 90% of water and has many nutritional benefits. It lowers total cholesterol and saturated fat, and it gives high dietary fiber, (Being rich in dietary fiber it helps in preventing constipation) vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamine, iron, zinc, magnesium, and manganese. There are varieties of dishes you can prepare with lau/bottle gourd-like lau posto, lau chingri, lau er khosa bhaja, lau Pepe diye chingri, etc.

Kofta actually is a Middle East dish, they are preparing kofta made from goat, lamb, or beef mixed with garlic and spices. The meat mixture is shaped into patties, balls, or logs, and then grilled and served with salads and sauces. Lau-er Kofta Curry Recipe is a tropical Indian light gravy dish made from grated bottle gourd dumplings dunked in a tomato-based gravy. Lau-er  Koftas are small round or oval-shaped dumplings made from minced bottle gourd, paneer, etc. along with gram flour, and mild spices that are deep-fried.

Main Equipment required

  • Gas stove
  • A hard-bottomed Kadai or a frying pan
  • Spatula
  • A grinder
  • A serving plate/bowl

Ingredients

for kofta

  • big-sized or take a full small-medium sized Bottle gourd (lauki) , grated
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  •  chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Gram flour (besan), (adjust as needed)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil-1 cup

for gravy

  • 2 Tomato , smooth paste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic , paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander Powder
  • Sugar ,( a pinch)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil -2 tbsp
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves 

How to make Lau-er Amazing Kofta Curry Recipe,

  • First grate the bottle gourd and squeeze out the water .
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  • To the grated bottle gourd add ginger paste, garlic paste, chilies, salt, chopped corriander and besan/gram flour. Mix everything well to make a slightly tight kofta.
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  • Make small round shaped balls or patties
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Heat oil in a Kadai or frying pan. fry the lauki kofta in the oil, till they are golden brown.

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Drain the fried kofta and keep it on a plate

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  • Now take a mixer grinder, grind the tomatoes , then ginger and garlic and green chillies.
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  • For making the gravy, in a kadai (preferably non-stick), heat a little oil and temper with shahi jeera. Once they sizzle, add zinger paste and the spices like red chili powder, roasted cumin and turmeric powder.
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  • After stirring for a minute add the pureed of tomatoes, salt and sugar. Stir well to mix properly.
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  • Stir it for 3-4 minutes. Then add one cup of water. You have to add the water little more as the water is also absorbed by the koftas. Cover the lid
  • Allow the gravy to cook for 5 minutes in a low-medium flame,
  • Open the lid and add the koftas and let the gravy simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.
lau er kofta curry step 13
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  • Turn off the flame and take it out from the oven and transfer it to a serving plate.
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  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with hot rice or roti.
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Lau-er Amazing Kofta Curry Recipe

Lau-er/lauki KoftaCurry is a tropical Indian light gravy dish made from grated bottle gourd dumplings dunked in atomato based gravy. Lau-er  Koftasare small round or oval shaped dumplings made from minced bottle gourd, paneer,etc. along with gram flour, mild spices which are deep fried
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories

Equipment

  • frying pan
  • Spatula
  • grinder
  • Serving plate

Ingredients
  

for kofta

  • ½ big sized or take a full small-medium sized Bottle gourd (lauki) , grated
  • 1 tbsp  ginger-garlic paste
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1 green chili
  • 3 tbsp gram flour
  • salt
  • cup oil

for the gravy

  • tomato
  •  ginger-garlic paste
  •  turmeric powder
  • Coriander Powder
  • cumin powder
  • sugar
  • salt
  • oil
  • coriander leaves

Instructions
 

How to make Lau Er Kofta Curry Recipe(Bengali Style)

  • 1.    First grate the bottle gourd. squeeze out the water.
    2.    To the grated bottle gourd add ginger paste, garlic paste,chilies, salt, chopped corriander and gram flour. Mix everything well to make aslightly tight kofta.
    3.   Make small round shaped balls or patties
    4.  Heat oil in a Kadai or frying pan. fry the lauki kofta in the oil, till they are golden brown.
    5.Drain the fried kofta and keep it on a plate
    6.    Meanwhile in a mixer grinder, grind the tomatoes , thenginger and garlic and green chillies.
    7.    For making the gravy, in a kadai (preferably non-stick), heat alittle oil and temper with shahi jeera. Once they sizzle, add zinger paste andthe spices like red chili powder, roasted cumin and turmeric powder.
    8.    After stirring for a minute add the pureed of tomatoes, salt andsugar. Stir well to mix properly.
    9.    Stir it for 3-4 minutes. Then add one cup of water. You have toadd the water little more as the water is also absorbed by the koftas. Coverthe lid
    10.    Allow the gravy to cook for 5 minutes in a low-medium flame,
    11.    Open the lid and add the koftas and let the gravy simmer foranother 2 to 3 minutes.
    12.  Turnoff the flame and take it out from the oven and transfer it to a serving plate.
    13.  Garnishwith coriander leaves and serve with hot rice or roti.

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