Lauki Paneer Kofta Curry

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 40 minutes | Servings: 4

For kofta

1 Bottle gourd, peeled and grated

Salt

1 cup Paneer, crumbled

2 tbsp Besan

1 Onion, chopped

½ tsp Red chilli powder

½ tsp Coriander powder

¼ tsp Cumin powder

½ tsp Garam masala powder

2 tsp Oil

For the curry

2 tbsp Oil

1 tsp Cumin seeds

1 Onion, chopped

½ tsp Coriander powder

¼ tsp Cumin powder

1 tsp Red chilli powder

1 cup Yoghurt

1 cup Tomato Puree

¼ cup Kaju paste

Coriander leaves, for garnish

Method:

  • Take grated bottle gourd in a bowl and add in salt. Mix and let it sit for 10 minutes until it starts to leave its water. Later squeeze out the water and keep it aside.
  • Take another bowl and add in paneer, besan, chopped onion, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, bottle gourd and oil and mix everything together.
  • Now make small balls out of this mixture and deep fry in oil on medium flame till golden brown.
  • For the gravy, heat oil in a pan and add in cumin seeds and onion and sauté for a minute.
  • Now add in coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder and mix.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until the masalas cook. Now add in yoghurt and mix. Cook for further 5 minutes.
  • Add in tomato puree and cook. Add kaju paste and incorporate it well.
  • Add in 1 cup of water and let this gravy cook further until it thickens.
  • Once thickened remove in a serving platter and place the koftas in it.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.
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