Bottle gourd Kofta is made with deep fried bottle gourd balls cooked in tomato- cashew nut-yogurt ,base gravy.Kofta is made with grated bottle gourd,chickpea flour and spices .Delicious soft,creamy flavored bottle gourd Kofta make bottle gourd testes fabulous.
Ingredients-( 4 servings)
- bottle gourd-2 cup,(peel grated)
- Chickpea flour-1/2 cup
- Coriander powder – 1 tsp finely chopped
- Cumin powder – 1 tbs
- Red chili powder-1/2 tsp
- Black paper powder – 1/2 tsp
- garam masala-1/2 tsp
- Corn starch (flour)- 2 tbsp
- Salt- 1/2 tsp
- Cooking oil-for kofta frying
- Cooking oil -2tbsp
- Onion – 1 finely chopped
- Tomato – 1 finely chopped
- Garlic – 3 to 4
- Ginger-1 tsp chopped
- Whole coriander seed/coriander powder-1 tbsp
- Cumin seed – 1 tsp
- Red chilly powder – 1 tbsp
- Garam masala – 1 tsp
- Cashew nut-8-10 piece
- Bay leaf-1-2
- Black peppercorn5-6
- Yogurt-2 tbsp(homemade)
- Kasuri methi-1 tbsp
Step 1 –Heat nonstick pan add 2 tbsp oil,add chopped onion,garlic,ginger cook it 1-2 minutes(do not brown),add coriander seed,cashew nut,red chili powder cook 30 seconds add tomato and salt mix it cook 2-3 minutes till tomato cooked ,add 3 tbsp water, cook 1-2 minutes in low flame,till tomato absorb all water,remove from heat,cool it .
Step2-In grinder take cooked tomato-onion and grind it make fine paste if need add 1-2 tbsp water.
Step3 –For kofta ball- Take grated bottle gourd add 1/2 tsp salt and keep aside for 10 minutes.After 10 minutes squeeze all water from bottle gourd(keep bottle gourd water for gravy) and take dry grated bottle gourd add gram flour and all spices mix well .Make small round ball from mixture.
Step 4– Take nonstick pan and add oil for frying kofta.
Step 5 – Roll ball on dry corn flour and fry in medium hot oil till it becomes golden brown. Once done then keep aside.
Step 6 – Heat non stick pan add 1 tbsp oil,add bay leaf,cumin seed,peppercorn,clove,cardamom cook it for 30 seconds( don’t cook for long time), add tomato onion paste mix it cook 2-3 minutes, add yogurt mix it,add kasuri methi,garam masala, add salt, bottle gourd water boil it, add kofta cook 1-2minutes in low flame and remove from heat.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Serve hot Bottle gourd kofta with ,tandoori roti/naan/ roti/rice.