Bottle gourd kofta curry in yogurt gravy

My husband isn’t fan of lauki but I do like it so when it’s comes to cook lauki, he always postponing it but not after this recipe. My cousin suggested this super yummy and chat-pati kofta curry which enjoyed by everyone in our house, including hubby so sharing this to my lovely viewers.

Ingredients

  • FOR KOFTA:
  • Graded bottle gourd – 3 cups
  • Salt – As per the taste
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – Less then 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander-Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Cooking soda – 2 pinch
  • FOR YOGURT GRAVY:
  • Oil – 1tbs
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Asafetida – 2 pinch
  • Yogurt – 1 cup
  • Chopped onions – 1/2 cup
  • Chopped tomato – 1 small size
  • Crushed garlic – 2 cloves
  • Chopped green chili – 1
  • Salt – As per the taste
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander-Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Water – 1/4 to 1/3 cup
  • Cilantro – For garnishing

Method

  • FOR KOFTA:
  • Peel and grade bottle gourd.
  • Squeeze out moisture from bottle gourd and add remaining mentioned ingredients in to.
  • Mix everything well and steam cook these kofta in streamer for 20minutes on medium flame.
  • Try to keep small size of kofta as they will puffed up in steaming as we added cooking soda in it.
  • Keep it aside once it done.
  • FOR YOGURT GRAVY:
  • Heat up oil and add cumin seeds and asafetida to it.
  • Let it sputter for while and add chopped onions and green chili to it.
  • Let it cook for 2-3 minutes until onions are nicely translucent.
  • Now add tomatoes and again cook it for 2 minutes.
  • Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander-cumin powder, garam masala, salt and crushed garlic to it.
  • Sauté all together for 30 seconds.
  • Now add yogurt to it. Mix it well and add water to dilute it.
  • Again cover it and let it cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes.
  • Now add kofta to it and again cook it for 5 minutes.
  • Serve it hot with chapati, paratha or rice.
  • NOTE: Add kofta to gravy only when you are ready to have curry or kofta will soak up gravy if you will give standing time to it.

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