Monday, May 18, 2009

Jain Lauki Koftas Curry

I can surely say this kofta curry is absolutely jain cuisine coz i didnt used Onions, garlic and potatoes in this recipe which is strictly avoided in Jain style of cuisine..Lauki well known as bottle gourd  is 96.1% of water, and aids digestion. A 100 gm serving of lauki contains just twelve calories and is ideal if you are watching your weight.Bottle gourd is very valuable in urinary disorders. It should be given once daily in the treatment of burning sensation in urinary passage due to high acidity of urine. Instead of deep frying r shallow frying i baked my lauki koftas in oven until they turns golden brown and stiff also i prepared a gravy based with tomatoes, cashew nuts, ginger, redchilli powder, thick yoghurt and dhaniya powder..This delicious lauki kofta curry tastes too delicious and quite easy to prepare..as i baked the koftas in oven i just used one tbsp of oil to prepare this lauki kofta curry...Yummy dish without onion and garlic..This kofta curry goes directly to RCI-Jain Cuisine guest hosted by PJ, event started by Lakshmi...


For Koftas:
1cup Grated Bottlegroud pieces
4tbsp Besan flour
1/2tsp Ginger paste
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Garam masala
Salt

Mix both grated bottlegourd pieces and salt , keep aside..grated bottlegourd pieces may leave some water,meanwhile preheat the over to 350F.. strain the water (keep the bottlegourd water aside, can use while making gravy) and add all the ingredients to the bottle gourd pieces and make small balls...bake for 20-25minutes in a baking sheet until its turns golden brown...


For Gravy:
1+1/2cups Fresh Tomato puree
 Leftover Bottlegourd juice
3/4tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Ginger paste
1tsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Coriander powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Garam masala powder
8nos Cashew nuts
1/2cup Yoghurt        
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
        
Heat oil and cumin seeds, let them splutter, add the ginger paste and fry for few minutes, meanwhile grind finely the cashew nuts with yoghurt as paste.. immediately add the tomato puree, bottlegourd juice, red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt and bring them to boil..keep the flame in simmer and cook for few minutes, add gradually the cashew-yoghurt paste cook until the oil get separates..finally add the oven baked lauki koftas to the simmering gravy...cook for 2 minutes and add finally the chopped coriander leaves and put off the stove..
Serve hot with rotis and parathas!!!                           

32 comments:

  1. Koftas are one of my favorites. I bake mine rather than frying too. Love the sounds of the gravy. Just perfect.

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  2. Wow... looks great even with onions and the gravy sounds delicious :)

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  3. Looks great, Priya! Baking is a great alternative to deep frying

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  4. Looks awesome! The koftas look crispy!

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  5. I love kofta curries and this looks perfect priya..mouth watering :)

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  6. Wow Kofta looks delicious! Baking sounds healthy instead of deep frying! love your Kofta:)

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  7. wow.. great entry.. looks awesome..

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  8. looks sooo good and tempting Priya!

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  9. Lauki Kofta curry looks creamy and delicious! Great idea to bake koftas instead of frying.

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  10. Great recipe Priya...I like your idea of baking the koftas...I cant wait to try this :)

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  11. Gravy looks delicious priya. lovely kofta curry.

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  12. Kofta curry looks delicious Priya!

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  13. hi priya,
    lauki for koftas are superb, wonderful blend of spices in the curry. U r a wonderful cook priya.
    TC

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  14. i've tried malai kofta, but this new to me..looks good.must try once:)

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  15. even i prepare this kofta curry..looks yummy...just that onion too..

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  16. Lovely & sounds delicious.

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  17. Liked the idea of baking koftas. Looks great and yummy.

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  18. This looks so delicious! The colour of the gravy looks rich and inviting :)

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  19. Lauki Kofta....... yum and delicious recipe priya nice click.

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  20. lovely dish will surely try it

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  21. Uma ThirumuruganMay 20, 2009 at 9:33 PM

    Havent came here since a week, so many dishes within a week, U r a hard worker dear! Yummy kofta curry..

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  22. Thanks for posting the Jain version - it seems it's so hard to find Jain recipes on the internet.

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  23. Hi,
    I tried out the koftas today. The problem i had was that even though i squeezed out water, a lot of water kept oozing out of the lauki.So when i added the besan, 4 tbsp was not enough. It took a whole lot of besan for the kofta batter to become even a little hard. Finally when i baked them, they didn't turn out like yours, instead they had a very smooth and glazed texture to it (not porous), i guess because of adding too much besan. Can you please tell me what could have gone wrong.Thanks....PB

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  24. Anonymous,if water oozing even after squeezing water from the gratred lauki, better to fry them in a pan without oil and so that the grated lauki would have turn dry or else they will again ooze out the water,so that u can drain or squeeze again once they get cool..Hope this helps, really sorry to know ur koftas..

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  25. I normally bake my koftas too, but have never tried the Jain version of the gravy. Trying it out today for dinner :)

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