Halwai August 23, 2019

Ingredients:

• For Koftas:
• 1 cup – grated Bottle Gourd pieces
• 4 tbsp – besan flour
• 1/2 tsp – Ginger paste
• 1/2 tsp – Red Chilli powder
• 1/2 tsp – Garam Masala
• Salt
• For Gravy:
• 1.5 cups – fresh Tomato puree
• Left over Bottle Gourd juice
• 3/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
• 1 tsp – Ginger paste
• 1 tsp – Red Chilli powder
• 1 tsp – coriander powder
• 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
• 1 tsp – Garam Masala powder
• 8 – Cashew nuts
• 1/2 cup – Yoghurt
• 2 tbsp – Coriander leaves

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. ?Mix both grated bottle gourd pieces and salt, keep aside
  3. Strain the water and keep aside to add to the gravy.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the bottle?gourd?pieces and make?small balls
  5. Bake for?20-25 mins in a?baking sheet?until its turns golden brown
  6. Heat oil and cumin seeds, splutter, add the?ginger paste and fry?for few?mins, grind finely the cashew nuts with yoghurt to a paste
  7. ?Immediately add the tomato puree, bottle gourd juice, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt and bring them to boil
  8. Keep the flame in simmer and cook for few mins.
  9. Add gradually the cashew-yoghurt?paste and cook until the oil separates
  10. Finally add the?oven baked lauki koftas to the simmering gravy, cook for 2 mins. Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves.
  11. Serve hot.?
  12. Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipes