Is there anything better than a ball to capture your little one's attention? And if it's an edible one, it's all the more interesting! Try this delicious kofta curry to make dinnertime fun.Ingredients
- 1 small grated bottlegourd (lauki)
- 3-4 tsp gram flour (besan)
- 1/4 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
- 2 onions (pyaaz) finely chopped
- 1 tomato (tamatar) finely chopped
- 1 tsp ginger garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
- 2 tsp coriander leaves (hara dhaniya) finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
- 1 bay leaf (tej patta)
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
- A pinch garam masala (optional)
- A pinch asafoetida (hing) (optional)
- 2 tbsp oil
In a bowl, put the grated lauki
and mix to a thick batter like consistency.
In a frying pan, heat some oil on medium flame. Put spoonfuls of the lauki
batter into the hot oil one by one, and fry all the koftas
like this. Transfer to a paper towel, to drain off the extra oil.
For the curry, heat some oil in a separate pan, and put in the cumin seeds and bay leaf. When they start crackling, add in the onions and fry until golden brown. Now add the ginger garlic paste and sautÃ© for about a minute or two. Next add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy. To this mixture add turmeric, garam masala
, coriander leaves. Cook for a while until all the spices are blended well.
Now put 2 cups of water to this mixture and bring to boil. Add the prepared koftas
and cook until soft. Don’t overcook as the koftas
might break. Serve with peas pulao
, plain rice or rotis
Variation: In the same gravy base you can put chicken or mutton koftas
for a non-vegetarian curry. Just replace the lauki
with minced meat.