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:

Madhavi K said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Gayathri Ramanan said... Reply To This Comment

curry is really tempting..nice click

Corporate to Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

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

Spice up the Curry said... Reply To This Comment

curry looks really delicious

Rita Bose said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious!! Perfecetly made koftas!! :)
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Puja said... Reply To This Comment

What a combination Priya, the texture of the gravy is absolutely marvelous and the pic are rocking!

Puja

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

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

Savitha Ganesan said... Reply To This Comment

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

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

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

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

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!!

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said... Reply To This Comment

tempting kofta gravy.........

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Super perfect and tempting curry...
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Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

This is a very innovative version and combo Priya..I can't even guess the flavor..Indeed healthy.

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

drooling over the tempting koftas,yummmmmmmy!!

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Super curry looks tempting n colourful!!

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Reply To This Comment

WOW Priya .......Koftas looks so soft and yummy
Love the colour of the gravy too :)
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Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Rich and delicious gravy akka
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Priya Elias said... Reply To This Comment

That looks so yummy Priya :)

Gauri said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

SO different from the regular kofta.

Delicious.

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

such an amazing rich colourful gravy!!

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

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

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious koftas & gravy looks royal & lip smacking..Fit for a party!!
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Amrita Roy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kamalika C said... Reply To This Comment

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

PT said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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..

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

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

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful click...gravy luks yummy..
Maha

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

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

Foodiliciousnan said... Reply To This Comment

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

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Super curry looks tempting n colorful!!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Great one for gatherings.

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect looking koftas :)

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Its so nice to add paneer to this curry.

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Wow great combo of paneer and gourd.. awesome flavors

Pallavi Purani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

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