Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bottlegourd & Paneer Kofta Curry

I cant imagine my party menu table without a curry or a gravy, obviously i'll go for something with paneer coz any curry or gravy prepared with paneer goes prefectly awesome along with rice dishes or else with rotis as well.Am here with an interesting combo for a kofta curry, yea you are rite these deep fried koftas are prepared with both finely grated bottlegourd and paneer. I know this combo may works out prefect, seriously this is a rocking combination and you guys have to give a try to this combo if you are planning to make a kofta curry next time.

Coming to this kofta curry, it goes awesome with any kind of pulao, a prefect side dish to enjoy along with a mildy spiced pulao.You can feed easily both the veggies and paneer this way to your teddies, you can mix and match the veggies with paneer to make this kofta curry. Mostly koftas are prepared with mashed potatoes along with the veggies, here in this curry i completely skipped it.This is my 4th post for this week of blogging marathon with occasional as theme.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#27.




For Koftas:
1cup Grated Bottlegroud pieces
1/2cup Paneer (grated)
3tbsp Besan flour
1tbsp Rice flour
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Garam masala
Salt

Mix both grated bottlegourd pieces and salt , keep aside.

Grated bottlegourd pieces may leave some water,strain the water (keep the bottlegourd water aside, you can use it while making gravy).

Add all the ingredients to the bottle gourd pieces,mix well and make small balls.

Deep fry this koftas until its turns golden brown and keep aside..

For Gravy:
1cup Onion puree
1+1/2cups Fresh Tomato puree
 Leftover Bottlegourd juice
3/4tsp Shah jeera 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)
2tbsp Cream
        
Heat oil,let crack the shahjeera seeds, add the onion puree, ginger-garlic paste and fry for few minutes

Meanwhile grind the cashew nuts with yoghurt as paste,keep aside

Now add the tomato puree, red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt and bring them to boil.

Add the bottlegourd juice to the cooking curry,keep the flame in simmer and cook for few minutes.

Add  the cashew-yoghurt paste, water, cook for few more minutes.

Adjust the constitency of the gravy by adding water as you desire.

Your gravy is ready.

Just before serving add the koftas to the curry and cook for 2 minutes, add finally the chopped coriander leaves,cream and put off the stove..

Dont cook the koftas for a long else they will turn soggy.

Serve hot with rotis and parathas!!!                           

48 comments:

  1. I love this kofta's Priya! One of my friends mom makes these very often for parties. Just love it. Will surely give yours a try!

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  2. curry is really tempting..nice click

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  3. Hmmmmm oneof my fav veg food. Looks very rich & creamy.

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  4. Curry looks very colourful and tempting..Lovely clicks too..

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  5. Looks so delicious!! Perfecetly made koftas!! :)
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  6. What a combination Priya, the texture of the gravy is absolutely marvelous and the pic are rocking!

    Puja

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  7. This is such a lovely recipe Priya. would love to have some. looks delcious

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  8. Kofthas looks so yumm.Great idea of including bottle guard in .I forgot to tell you.You header looks damn cute.

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  9. paneer in dudhi is nice idea, it makes it even more inviting, i normally do just dudhi kofta, will try this nxt time

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  10. Priya, lovely koftas...and a wondeful pulao to go with...I normally grate the bottle gourd..rest is all same..ah..may be a herb here and there!!

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  11. Looks very tasty and perfect for parties.....

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  12. Super perfect and tempting curry...
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  13. This is a very innovative version and combo Priya..I can't even guess the flavor..Indeed healthy.

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  14. drooling over the tempting koftas,yummmmmmmy!!

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  15. Super curry looks tempting n colourful!!

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  16. nice combination of paneer and bottle gour and wonderfu looking gravy..

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  17. WOW Priya .......Koftas looks so soft and yummy
    Love the colour of the gravy too :)
    ShrutiRasoi

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  18. Rich, dark gravy.. best with some hot rice!

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  19. Kofta's look very nice and tempting. Beautiful clicks, thanks for sharing.

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  20. SO different from the regular kofta.

    Delicious.

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  21. such an amazing rich colourful gravy!!

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  22. ces boulettes me font de l’œil, j'aime beaucoup
    bonne journée

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  23. Delicious koftas & gravy looks royal & lip smacking..Fit for a party!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  24. Innovative idea yet simple dish..accessiblediary.blogspot.in/

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  25. curry looks so rich and inviting sis..Bookmarking this..

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  26. Priya how come every time you come up with such innovative ideas...Hat's of to your creations...:)

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  27. interesting combo dear :) and it will be perfect with veg rice..

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  28. Priya, the gravy looks amazing..I know this combination works great I have made a similar koftas, though not so rich..:)..your dish looks stunning and not to mention that pulao on the side. Is it the same pulao you posted yesterday?..looks great..

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  29. Nice combo, and the kofta curry looks absolutely stunning..

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  30. Beautiful click...gravy luks yummy..
    Maha

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  31. u r tempting me to try this...lovely pics

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  32. Kofta curry looks stunning! Never tried koftas at home because I generally don't prefer to do the deep-frying myself! But I guess I'll have to make an exception to this

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  33. Super curry looks tempting n colorful!!

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  34. Perfect for a party, creamy & rich kofta curry. BTW the rice on the side looks delicious too.

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  35. The gravy looks so rich and colorful! I usually make the koftas and freeze them and use them later when making the curry :)

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  36. What an interesting combination for koftas. Never thought bitter gourd and paneer can be combined. Sounds delicious.

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  37. The curry looks wonderful and the plate of rice looks so inviting...

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  38. I tried just the bottle gourd koftas but the addition of paneer just takes it a notch higher in the 'taste' quotient!!

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  39. Its so nice to add paneer to this curry.

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  40. Wow great combo of paneer and gourd.. awesome flavors

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  41. I dont put paneer in my kofta version. Must try it soon :)

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  42. that is nice alternate to the regular kofta we do... looks so delicious..
    Sowmya
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